Tips for Keeping Your Skin Looking Younger Longer

Tips for Keeping Your Skin Looking Younger Longer

Your skin is one of the first locations on your body to start giving away your age, especially in areas like the corners of your eyes and mouth, your decolletage, your hands, and your chin.

Visible signs of aging can appear on your skin as early as your 20s, and as you enter middle-age, can even leave you looking older than your years. That’s particularly true if you’re a smoker, or if you get lots of sun exposure.

At Apex Dermatology, our expert skin care and dermatology team can talk to you about your aesthetic goals for your skin, and help you put together the right skin care plan to keep you looking youthful and radiant.

From the state-of-the-art office in Westlake Village, California, Dr. Karin Harp, MD, FAAD, FASDSDr. Aria Vazirnia MD, MAS, FAADKristin Rupert PA-CMary Hanna MSN, NP-BCRiley McCarthy RNLani Keene LEKailey Jones LE and the Apex Dermatology team can help you understand the role that collagen plays in your skin’s health, texture, volume, and appearance, and advise you on the best treatments to supplement and stimulate your collagen levels.

Here’s what you need to know:

Watch your water intake

Your skin relies on hydration to stay firm and dewy. Dehydrated skin can start to look papery, and shows fine lines and wrinkles as you get older.

You can improve your skin hydration by increasing your water intake, as well as by using moisturizing skin care products and deep-moisture facials to replenish your skin’s moisture reserves.

Skip out on sun damage

Sun exposure puts your skin through the wringer due to hard ultraviolet (UV) radiation. It’s not just sunburn you risk when you tan too long. You can also end up with sun damage, dark pigmentation spots, and decreased skin tone quality, especially over multiple years of over-exposure.

You can protect your skin with high-SPF sunscreen, hats and cover-up garments, and by avoiding the sun at peak hours. If you have spots or sun damage, talk to Dr. Harp about the best treatment options at Apex Dermatology to restore your skin.

Make lifestyle changes

The way you live your daily life, from how stressed out you are to what you choose to eat, impacts your skin. After all, your skin is your body’s largest organ!

You can live a skin-healthy lifestyle by practicing healthy stress management, getting regular and sufficient sleep, and eating a diet with plenty of essential vitamins and nutrients. You might need to watch out for eating too many fried foods or other potential acne triggers like dairy, depending on your skin type.

Find the right anti-aging procedures for you

At Apex Dermatology, our experienced aesthetics team offers a full range of skin care and anti-aging services. Your skin might benefit from laser skin resurfacing treatment, or you might be interested in skin tightening treatment to reduce excess tissue. Injectable dermal fillers can also help improve the appearance of your skin by restoring lost facial volume.

Get in touch with Dr. Harp and her team to start your custom anti-aging skin care treatment plan today. Schedule your initial consultation appointment online, or call now to book. 

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