Prevention is the best treatment
Whether it is the medicine or treatment, prevention is always the best. We don’t think of taking care of our skin unless it is already damaged. But we can start taking care of our skin now to prevent any further damage. The first skincare step is avoiding sunlight. Start wearing sunscreen on a daily basis. Ultraviolet rays present in sunlight are the 1 cause of aging of the skin. And no treatment is a substitute of healthy diet and exercise. Eat balanced diet with all the needed nutrition, exercise 3-5 times a week, and you will considerably slow down your skin aging process.
Exfoliation and moisturizing
Exfoliation is an important part of a weekly skincare schedule. Good exfoliation shows immediate results. Scrubs are most widely used exfoliation method. They remove the top layer of the skin. But you should be gentle when using scrubs. Use scrubs with small granules. Low quality raw scrubs can damage your skin. Exfoliating once a week can keep your skin glowing year-round.
Moisturizing is also very important. Moisturize your skin whenever you feel dryness and itching. Do not over moisturize as it can clog your pores.
Chemical peels are time tested skincare treatments. Used to peel off the old skin encouraging the new smooth and evenly colored skin to grow, they can address mild acne scars, dull skin texture, age spots, discoloration, and fine lines. Chemical peels vary in their intensity from mild to medium to deep. While the results of mild peels can last a month, deep peel results can last several years.
Laser skin resurfacing
High-intensity laser beam is used to peel off the old skin and stimulate the skin building collagen. The effects are visible improvement in wrinkles and scars, smoothness, and tightening of the skin. Newer fractional CO2 lasers have made the process even more efficient. They do less damage and more stimulation resulting in less downtime after laser treatment.
Your skin continues improvement during the course of several months as the new skin gets stronger. The effects can last between 2 and 5 years, especially if you take proper care of your skin after the procedure.
Talk to your dermatologist if you are facing any skin problem. Many skin problems are easier to tackle if we start the skincare treatments early.