Keeping your skin young and healthy isn’t just for aesthetic benefits. Our skin is the largest organ we have, protecting us from the elements and our first line of defense against large and microscopic attacks.
Failure to care for your skin can result in conditions best avoided. Luckily, taking care of your skin can be easy if you follow these simple, helpful tips. Learn what you could be doing for your skin, from sunscreen to chemical peels, to keep it looking young and healthy.
You may be aware of the importance of protecting your skin from ultraviolet (UV) rays. Prolonged exposure to the sun can result in photoaging, which can degrade the skin and result in conditions like pigmentation, changes in texture, and wrinkles or fine lines.
The consistent use of sunscreen can help prevent these damages. Use sunscreen even on cloudy days, as UV can penetrate through cloud canopies. To learn which type of sunscreen provides the best protection, speak to Dr. Michael Chiaramonte.
Be Gentle With Your Skin
Lengthy and hot showers, harsh exfoliants, perfumed soaps, and rough shaving can all leave the skin damaged and susceptible to drying out. When treating and cleaning your skin, go about it gently.
While you may enjoy a steamy shower, excessively hot water can damage the skin. Opting for more lukewarm temperatures can keep your skin healthy and hydrated.
Harsh exfoliants and perfumed soaps may seem like an excellent way to deeply clean the skin; however, the chemicals in these products may dry out the skin. This dryness can leave you susceptible to developing skin conditions, such as itchy or flaky skin.
Get Professional Chemical Peels
Get a professionally administered chemical peel to exfoliate your skin safely and effectively. At a professional clinic, a chemical peel uses proven solutions to not only exfoliate but to encourage skin turnover and collagen production.
Chemical peels are an excellent way to keep your skin happy, healthy, and looking young.
Work With Bella Cosmetic Surgery in Oxon Hill, MD
Taking care of your skin is vital, and when you partner with a capable and exceptional doctor, it can be easy as well.
At Bella Cosmetic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Chiaramonte has over 20 years of delivering personalized, exceptional results. Our medium chemical peels penetrate the skin more deeply than superficial peels and leave longer-lasting and more robust results.
To talk through chemical peels and learn more about how to care for your skin, call 301-567-6767 to schedule an appointment with Bella Cosmetic Surgery.