There are so many different elements that affect our skin. Air pollutants, too much sun, and not enough water are just some of the culprits that can contribute to the signs of aging.
Protecting your skin plays a vital role in maintaining a healthy lifestyle because it is the largest organ in your body. Additionally, your skin is designed to protect your body from the harsh outside elements.
At Bardisa Medical Center, we consider ourselves anti-aging experts, and part of that process is taking care of your skin. In this article, we share our tips and tricks for protecting and restoring your skin.
These three skin protection tips can keep your skin looking and feeling great:
Limit Sun Exposure
You’ve heard it before, but it is constantly repeated because it is so important. Harsh UV rays can wreak havoc on your skin. They can contribute to skin cancer, wrinkles, freckles, age spots, and discolorations. One of the best ways to protect your skin and keep it looking youthful is to stay out of the sun. If you are headed into the sun, it’s important to keep covered with a long-sleeved shirt and hat if possible.
Furthermore, you should just say no to tanning beds. They are just as harmful as direct sunlight since they emit UV rays.
Keeping your skin hydrated and moist is essential for your skin’s ability to heal. This will prevent chapped skin or scaly, flaky skin. Drinking lots of water will restore your skin’s pliability. We also recommend opting for warm (not hot) showers or baths, which tend to dry out your skin’s natural barrier.
Skin Care Routine
Getting on a great skin care routine is essential for protecting and restoring your skin. Using the right skin care routine is essential.
We recommend Obagi Medical skin care products to our patients. These prescription strength skin care products are sold exclusively to physicians, skin care specialists and medical spas. There are a number of different Obagi formulas that are designed for every skin type and age and will help restore an individual’s skin for a more youthful glow. The powerful ingredients in Obagi work to reverse skin damage, hyperpigmentation, premature skin aging, acne, sun damage, and more.
If you are interested in learning how to reverse the signs of skin damage or aging, schedule a consultation with Dr. Bardisa to learn how Obagi Medical Products can help you.
Dr. Bardisa is a double-board certified in Family Medicine and Anti-Aging Medicine, and specializes in helping her patients achieve a youthful, healthy glow.
Contact us at 305.661.2002 or fill out our online form. We look forward to helping you protect and restore your skin!