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Spring is time for rejuvenation and transformation. The flowers are blooming, the days are getting longer and warmer, and more people are starting to participate in outdoor activities. The harsh cold winter can have our skin feeling dry and flaky, but it is time to embrace the fresh, hydrated, dewy skin of spring. By incorporating these skin care tips into your daily self-care routine, you can have healthy, glowing skin all season long.
1. Always Apply Sunscreen
A clean, mineral-based sun protectant should be applied daily, all year round, whether you’re inside in front of your computer screen or outside enjoying the weather. If it’s not cancer that you’re worried about, then consider the appearance of your skin. The sun is responsible for causing irregular texture and color changes associated with skin aging, so as the last step to your makeup or skincare routine, apply that sunscreen.
2. Exfoliate Regularly
A great way to exfoliate and remove dead skin cells is by having chemical peels done regularly. Peels are a great way to brighten skin, smooth fine lines, texture irregularities, reduce acne, stimulate collagen, and boost your at-home skin care.
This seems like a given, but perhaps you’re unsure what to look for in a moisturizer. It’s essential to look for ingredients with hyaluronic acid, collagen, ceramides, or squalene, as these things help to strengthen your skin’s barrier and fight off signs of aging.
4. Use Cooling Eye Creams
Spring can also produce allergies which result in puffy, swollen under eyes. Using a cooling eye cream can help cool and hydrate the delicate area underneath the eyes and prevent fine lines and wrinkles from occurring.
5. Stay Hydrated
Drinking water is essential for our overall skin health. Adequately hydrating will help keep your skin moisturized, healthy, and, you guessed it, glowing. That’s not to mention all the other health benefits associated with drinking plenty of H20.
6. Try Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation
There are many non-surgical facial rejuvenation options that can improve your skin. For example, Neuromodulators (Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin®) have been shown to help reduce frown lines, soften forehead lines, and even promote collagen to strengthen the skin barrier and keep your skin looking healthy for longer.
7. Update Your Skin Care Products
Our skin is constantly changing as we age, so what products may have worked for you in the past may no longer be working for you now. It’s so important to develop a routine with ingredients that fit your specific needs according to your age, gender, and lifestyle. At Bay Area Plastic Surgery, Dr. Gray offers DefenAge®, a groundbreaking skincare solution that uses defensins, which can reprogram dormant cells in our body to promote newer-, healthier- and truly younger-looking skin.
8. Come see Dr. Leonard Gray at Bay Area Plastic Surgery
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Leonard Gray will help you to fall in love with your rejuvenated appearance and have everyone asking for your skincare secrets this season! For beautiful, natural-looking results, contact Bay Area Plastic Surgery today for a consultation.