The best way to age gracefully is to keep your skin looking and feeling healthier and more vibrant through cosmetic dermatology. Your complexion can give you a youthful glow no matter what age you are. However, as you age, your skin undergoes many different transformations, and keeping it looking healthy when you are younger will require different strategies than when you are entering your middle-age and higher years. Here are some skin care tips for patients of all ages.
Teens and Under
Teens aren’t necessarily known for making the best choices, and the way they often treat their skin is proof of that. Too many teens are outside with their friends trying to tan and getting burnt in the process. The sun can be very hard on the skin, and while you may not notice it when you are young, it will come back to haunt you in your later years. Plus, there is always the risk of skin cancer. Parents should get their kids in the habit of applying sunscreen from an early age, so that their skin is in the best shape to fight off the effects of the sun. The vast majority of the signs of premature aging in the skin can be traced to too much exposure to the skin.
In Your 20s
During your 20s, the biggest concern when it comes to the skin is acne and preventing aging. This is also the point when patients may start to think about fat removal techniques and procedures. Moisturizing the skin is a great way to keep your skin protected against the elements. Moist skin is less susceptible to inflammation. This is also the time period when you should start getting checkups for skin conditions that might be dangerous. While they are less common in younger people, there is still no harm in keeping an eye on your skin health.
In Your 30s and 40s
Ask any cosmetic dermatology professional, and there’s a good chance that they will suggest using products that increase your collagen production on a daily basis. Many people avoid them, thinking that they cause your skin to be more sensitive to the sun. However, to fully get the benefits, these products should be used all year round. You should also be more careful with your diet. What you eat can greatly affect your skin health. Common dietary staples like wheat, sugar, and dairy can cause inflammation and also cause you to add pounds. This could even lead to you needing a fat removal procedure if you are not careful.
In Your 50s and Over
One of the best things you can do when you are middle-aged and upwards is to properly hydrate your body and your skin. By drinking the right amount of water, and applying moisturizer on a daily basis, you can keep your skin looking more vibrant and supple than it would otherwise. Your skin can start to lose its pigmentation as you get older, which can lead to it looking fuller as time goes on. Proper hydration can prevent this.
No matter what age you are, if you are in San Antonio call the cosmetic dermatology professionals at Ochs dermatology for all of the skincare advice and guidance you need, along with other benefits such as fat removal.
For more information about cosmetic dermatology in San Antonio by Dr. Ochs and other services provided, please visit: https://www.ochsdermatology.com/