As we celebrate the start of a new season, this time of the year serves as a reminder that a new season of life is just beginning, too. Regardless of where you are in your life, a new season forces you to take stock of where you’ve been and where you want to go.
This is especially true when it comes to your mental and physical health — and that includes the health of your skin. For those of you who are looking to re-evaluate your skin’s health and start making better skincare choices, this is the blog post for you.
Below, we share some of the best ways to achieve healthier skin, combat wrinkles and ultimately feel more confident as we enter into fall.
Have you ever had someone say, “You look tired”? That’s because when you don’t get enough sleep, it is written all over your face. You’ll have bags under your eyes and your skin will look discolored. Try to get at least seven hours of sleep every night to combat the strain that lack of sleep can cause you and your skin.
And before bed, make sure that you are always taking off your makeup, washing your face and moisturizing your skin. Not only will this help your skin, but it will help you unwind and feel refreshed right before you crawl under the covers for a long night’s sleep.
In almost every single blog we’ve written about caring for your skin, there is always some mention of hydrating. That’s because, on average, over half of our bodies are made up of water. Not only is water critical for our survival, but it is critical for the health of our skin, too.
While there are a few different ways to calculate the right amount of water you need to consume based on your age, height and weight (like with this Daily Water Calculator) a good rule of thumb is to strive to drink at least eight glasses of water a day. The more water you drink, the more likely your skin will start to reap the benefits and ultimately look and feel firmer and healthier.
One of the best ways to combat wrinkles or unhealthy skin is to work from the inside out. What we put into our bodies shows on the outside. When we fill ourselves up with junk food every single day, we’ll start to see our unhealthy habits show up in the form of acne, oily skin and bloating.
However, when we start to change our eating habits and stick to foods that are rich in antioxidants, such as leafy greens, vegetables, berries, nuts and avocados, you’ll begin to see a change in the look and feel of your skin. It will even help improve your overall mood and energy level.
One option that Charleston Dermatology offers in terms of wrinkle prevention is the Juvéderm collection of fillers. This natural filler is made with hyaluronic acid (HA), a natural substance in the skin that delivers nutrients, helps the skin retain moisture and softness and adds volume.
The treatments we offer are instant, look natural, last long, are nonsurgical and can be performed right here in our office.
If you’re struggling to achieve healthier, wrinkle-free skin, schedule an appointment with one of our board-certified dermatologists. They will be able to look at your skin, review your current skincare routine and make recommendations to help you start your new season looking and feeling better than ever.