Taking care of your skin at home isn't only about slathering on creams and serums. If anything, those can negatively impact the integrity of your skin if the wrong products are used. While under stay-at-home orders, you may have seen your skin suffer from improper care or stress. Now that we're returning to the office, here are some tips and treatments to help get your skin back in shape.
Skincare isn't as cut and dry as some might think. Some people may have dry and flaky skin while others have sensitive or oily skin. Everyone's skin is different and responds differently to certain treatments. Many people turn to the internet for one-size-fits-all solutions on how to deal with their skin problems. But the thing is, these so-called “skincare hacks” may not work for every skin type.
Improving the health of your skin starts with a thorough cleansing routine. It's recommended that you cleanse your face at least twice a day. If you wear makeup or have dry skin, once a day may suffice. On a side note, regardless of skin type, do not use extremely hot water to wash your face. If you suffer from dry skin, hot water will only exacerbate the issue. Use water that's just warm enough to open your pores.
An effective skin-care routine is more than just soap and water. You'll also need to use a cleanser, a serum, sunscreen, and moisturizer. Now, remember that you can't just use these products without a plan of action. These products contain certain ingredients that may cause an unwanted reaction if used incorrectly. For example, not everyone can use skin products that contain salicylic acid. You need to layer them products accordingly and give each one time to penetrate the skin.
Injectable treatments are a powerful way to soften fine lines and wrinkles. Botox is a well-known treatment for worry lines and frown lines around the eyes and through the forehead. This product works by relaxing the muscles in the face that are responsible for wrinkles when you make certain expressions.
Dermal fillers, like Juvederm, can be used to restore lost volume, creating a more youthful and hydrated appearance by filling in fine lines and wrinkles. These products are more suited to fine lines and wrinkles around the cheeks, nose, and mouth, but can be used in other areas as well.
A chemical peel is a powerful rejuvenating treatment that works by exfoliating the damaged outer layer of the skin. Lighter peels can treat acne, fine lines, and uneven pigmentation. A deep chemical peel can address those concerns plus sun damage, scars, or deeper wrinkles. After a short recovery period, your skin will be smooth and radiant as a healthy new layer is revealed.
Keeping your skin in great shape doesn't need to be complicated. You simply need to find a routine that addresses your concerns and is suitable for your skin type. If you have any questions, contact San Antonio Cosmetic Surgery today.
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