Unfortunately, aging is simply a part of life. Luckily, there are many procedures available that can help, such as plastic surgery, Botox, and cosmetic dermatology. Baton Rouge residents turn to our great team at The Dermatology Clinic and Cosmetic Center for trusted procedures and great results. However, proper skin care also can help fight those unwanted signs of aging.
1. Choose the right cleansing products
Be sure to choose a skin-care line that is right for the unique composition of your skin. If you have oily skin, it’s important to choose an oil-free cleanser and moisturizer. People with sensitive or dry skin, on the other hand, should look for creamier products that do not include stripping agents that could potentially irritate the skin.
Moisturizer is not simply for people with dry or uneven skin tones. Many people with oily skin believe they are exempt from the need to moisturize. False! The skin’s natural oils are not enough to maintain the moisture needed to keep skin supple and toned. Don’t stop at the jawline: apply moisturizer all the way down the neck from an early age to prevent “crepe neck” later on.
Sometimes creams and lotions are not enough, and it’s time to reveal a fresh, new layer of skin. If you’re not getting the desired results from over-the-counter products, it may be necessary to speak with a doctor about chemical peels or microdermabrasion. Baton Rouge residents are encouraged to speak with our knowledgeable team about ways they can get brighter, younger looking skin. We offer a wide range of premium skin-care products and procedures, so call or stop by our office today!
4. Wear sunscreen and reapply
Preventing additional sun damage is important to slowing down the aging skin. Remember to reapply every 1 to 2 hours when outside and especially after any laser procedure or microdermabrasion.
5. Use antioxidants and/or growth factors
Our understanding of how to slow down the aging skin has progressed very rapidly. Using antioxidants to prevent stressful damage from the sun, long work days and lack of sleep, helps to maintain and often build up thicker skin. Also it can treat and prevent sun spots from developing. Great antioxidants for the skin include, vitamin C, ferulic acid, resveratrol, phloretin among others. Growth factors assist our own collagen to grow. These are great to add to any wrinkle-fighting regimen.