It’s never too early nor is it too late to begin taking care of the skin you are in. This may mean beginning a skin care regimen or clearing the slate and ushering in a new product line such as Skinmedica from Fountain of You. Perhaps it is time to reconsider the foods you put into your body. For example, do you experience inflammation or any type of skin irritation after you consume foods that contain gluten or sugar? Maybe now is the day that you actually apply sunscreen BEFORE you head out into the beautiful Melbourne, FL weather. Do you wonder if a procedure like an Intense Pulse Light facial may be just what you need to rejuvenate your skin? We know that everyone ages, but how you age is up to you. For most of us, there are things we can implement right now that will make a significant impact on the state of our skin. Here are three things you can start right now.
Be Sun Safe
According to the Mayo Clinic, protecting your skin from the harmful effects of the sun is one of the best things you can do to assist with the health of your skin. The great news is you can start now. Begin by finding a sunscreen that you can apply before you head out for the day, even if the sun appears to be hidden behind the clouds. Use protective clothing such as hats and SPF clothing. We live in perpetual sunshine here on the Space Coast, one of the many things that draw so many to our area. However, you do not have to live indoors for the rest of your life in order to have great skin, just be smart and avoid the sun between the hours of 10 AM and 4 PM.
Smoking causes wrinkles. Period. As if you needed another reason to put out the cigarettes for good. The nicotine in cigarettes causes a narrowing of the blood vessels which restricts blood flow to the skin. The precious skin on your face and body does not get the oxygen and vital nutrients it needs resulting in premature wrinkles. The repetitive motions from inhaling cause the skin around the mouth to wrinkle as well. Simply put, just don’t do it.
We’ve spoken quite extensively about the importance of food with regards to overall health and skin care. The foods you eat make a tremendous impact on the state of your skin so be sure to eat whole foods full of to include healthy fats from sources such as avocados and fish as well.
The skin you have is not the skin you have to keep. You can take steps today to make changes and Fountain of You can help. We offer a wide array of aesthetic and cosmetic treatments to help you look and feel your best. Our mission is to help you fall in love with who you are all over again. Contact our office today.