6. Vitamins Should Go on Your Skin, Too
While a balanced diet is essential, keep in mind that there is more than one way to get skin vitamins to your skin. Topical antioxidants like vitamin C serum found in serums and creams contain ingredients that nourish the skin.
7. Get Your Greens
While many of us simply want to grab a coffee the moment we wake up in the morning, choosing the right beverages can be a game-changer. Drinking a shot of chlorophyll every morning will brighten, oxygenate, and hydrate your skin.
As an alternative to this drink, chlorophyll supplements can be found at many drugstores and health food stores. Drinking green juices with lots of veggies in them also helps oxygenate the skin and stimulate lymphatic drainage.
8. Maintain a Healthy Diet
Your skin has a natural barrier to retain moisture. Omega-3 fatty acid, which can be found in walnuts or the flax seeds on your salad, can be used as an instant boost to this barrier, increasing your skin’s ability to retain moisture.
9. Wear Sunscreen 365 Days a Year — Indoors or Out
Many people feel they only need to protect themselves when they are outside on sunny days. However, we also need to protect our skin when driving in the car, flying in an airplane, or even while sitting near a window reading a book. It’s daily UV exposure that contributes to the visible signs of aging. Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or greater, and remember to reapply it every two hours.
10. Sleep Smarter
It’s not just about getting eight hours a night. Your skin will also benefit from regularly using clean silk pillowcases, which help prevent the skin’s creasing.
If you have any questions about keeping your skin healthy, feel free to contact a team that’s passionate about patient care and the latest technology and products. At The Lanfranchi Center, we can be that team for you! Visit our website or visit us in person to consult with Dr. Lanfranchi or one of our other board-certified surgeons about any procedures you have in mind.