It is easy to take your skin for granted. This is especially true if you are blessed with skin that isn’t particularly prone to dryness or breakouts. Even so, it’s possible that your skin is developing damage on a deeper level without you knowing it. This damage can take place over years before becoming visible on the surface and can end up making you look much older if left to progress unchecked.
There are certain steps you can take on a daily basis in order to prevent skin damage from occurring. Furthermore, while deeper skin damage like wrinkles and sunspots can be difficult to get rid of once they appear, there are a few treatment options available that can help to reduce their appearance. Follow the steps to proper skincare below to achieve and maintain your most youthful skin ever.
Use the Right Cleanser
You probably already know that you should be cleansing your face at least once a day, but have you been using the right cleanser? If you are in the habit of using a generic or store-branded facial cleanser, you might be exposing your skin to some harmful ingredients. At the very least, you could be missing out on a great opportunity to even out your skin tone.
The key to reducing the appearance of dark spots, also known as hyperpigmentation, is to encourage regeneration in the layers of your skin. Look for a product that offers a gentle exfoliation while you cleanse to help brush away the dead cells on the top layer of your skin. Glycolic acid is also a good ingredient to check for, as it helps you shed the top layer of skin so that newer, healthier skin can regenerate in its place.
Protect Your Skin
Once you have cleansed your skin, it is important to protect it. New skin cells can be particularly vulnerable to harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun. Sun damage is nothing to mess around with, either. Too much exposure to UV rays can lead to a significant increase in your chances of getting melanoma. Furthermore, on a less serious level, sun damage is one of the top causes of advanced aging in the skin.
Be sure to apply a facial sunscreen to your skin at the start of your day. There are many facial moisturizers that contain a sunscreen that is SPF 15 or higher so that you can protect while you moisturize.
Treatments for Skin Damage
If you already have noticeable signs of skin damage on your face, there are a few treatment options available that can help reduce them. Microcurrent therapy can help the muscles in your skin appear firmer and healthier by promoting the development of elastin and collagen.
While it’s true that facials and treatments at a spa can be a bit pricey, they can go a long way to reversing the key signs of aging while also giving you a relaxing break that can help reduce your stress.