Aging skin can change the appearance of a man as early as his 30’s, depending on lifestyle and habits. If you are starting to have concern over aging skin, such as crow’s feet, fine lines, smile lines and brown marks, there are several things you can do to help slow the aging process of your skin. Visiting a dermatologist in San Diego and following these five skin care tips will help keep your skin looking young and healthy.
- Limit Sun Exposure
The number one source of damage to your to your skin is UV exposure. The sun can gradually damage elastin and expedite the loss of collagen, which results in wrinkles and a drooping jaw line as well as roughen the texture of the skin, cause discoloration and ultimately lead to skin cancer. Since you cannot completely stay out of the sun, there are precautions you can take to prevent sun damage, including wearing sun block or sunscreen, stay in the shade when possible and wear clothing that blocks UV rays.
- Drink Water
Drinking a minimum of 64 ounces(8 cups) of water each day will help keep your skin replenished and hydrated. Water helps your skin retain the nourishment cells and tissues require to keep skin moisturized and elastic. It also flushes out all of the toxins your facial skin absorbs through the environment, which can lead to rashes, acne and other skin conditions.
- Fruits and Vegetables
When you eat a minimum of four servings of fruit and five servings of vegetables each day, they provide the nutrients your body needs to build collagen, elastin and keep your skin healthy. Many fruits and vegetables are natural antioxidants which help fight free radicals in your body and keep your skin healthy.
- Skin Care Regimen
How you take care of your face plays a large role in how the aging process of your face occurs. It is important to get into a good regimen when it comes to cleaning your face. You should not use the same soap for your body and face, instead, wash your face with a gentle cleanser that does not dry and scratches your skin. When washing your face, do not over scrub, use lukewarm water and pat dry, never rub your face dry as it can cause damage and irritation. Follow up with a natural moisturizer that is designed for your particular skin type.
- Professional Skin Care
A cosmetic dermatologist in San Diego can provide a number of treatments to help eliminate or reduce aging problems such as wrinkles, acne scars, brown spots, large pores and sun spots. While a cosmetic dermatologist cannot turn back the clock for you, they can provide a variety of treatments such as exfoliation with vibradermabrasion, laser treatments, injectables or medical grade skin care to help your skin look healthy, brighter and younger.
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