Our face is the way we present ourselves to the world. Unfortunately, as we age, our faces tend to show the process first with a loss of volume, sagging, uneven skin tone, dullness, and fine lines and wrinkles. How we treat our skin both on a daily basis and through period treatments can go a long way in making sure we look and feel our best in our skin. To help you achieve your best skin ever in 2019, here are some habits to adopt and some you should seriously consider ditching.
Yes, it gets said over and over again, but putting on a broad spectrum SPF every morning is still one of the best ways to protect against sun damage and slow down the process of aging on your face. Opt for at least 30 SPF and apply it to your face, neck, chest, or any other areas that routinely are exposed to the sun. You can get a number of wonderful high-quality moisturizing products from your plastic surgeon that contain this amount of SPF or higher so that you can combine your sunscreen routine with your regular morning moisturizing routine.
Ditch: Excessive Procedures
Too many people believe they need to get constant procedures done to fight the signs of aging. Unfortunately, if you go overboard with fillers, Botox®, lip injections, or other treatments, you may start to look unnatural and could even be damaging your skin. Your best bet is to consult with a professional plastic surgeon who will give you honest advice on which procedures would be good for you—and which would be unnecessary. While a chemical peel or Juvéderm® treatment throughout the year is rejuvenating, finding yourself in the doctor’s office every month is overkill.
Adopt: Anti-aging Regimen
No matter how old you are, it’s never too early to adopt a high-quality anti-aging regimen. Though there are some good products you can buy over-the-counter, the best place to get skincare is from your plastic surgeon. Dr. Waltzman, for example, carries the ZO Skin Health and SkinBetter product lines because he and his staff have performed the research necessary to choose only the best products for their patients. Not only will you know you’re getting top-quality products, but you’ll also be able to consult with Dr. Waltzman’s staff so they can develop the regimen that is right for your unique skin needs.
Ditch: Heavy Makeup
The days of cakey foundation and heavy eyeliner are over. When you wear too much makeup, you make yourself look older. The better way to go is to get some treatments such as Botox®, laser resurfacing, or dermal filler injections to smooth out the fines lines, wrinkles, and blotchiness you’re trying to cover with makeup and opt for lighter coverage so your real skin can shine through. Consult with your plastic surgeon and tell him about the areas you find yourself covering up most with makeup so he can suggest some treatments that address those concerns.
Adopt: Non-invasive Treatments
You don’t have to get a facelift or other invasive surgery to address sagging skin or achieve younger-looking skin. Dr. Waltzman offers a number of non-invasive treatments such as Botox®, Kybella®, and liquid facelifts that involve little to no downtime. These treatments are perfect for those in their 40s and 50s and can often prevent the need for a facelift for years. As technology improves, non-invasive treatments can treat everything from loss of volume to acne scarring and can even be used to dissolve hard-to-lose areas of fat.
Ditch: Just Dealing with the Signs of Aging
There’s definitely something to be said for aging gracefully, but that doesn’t mean you have to accept everything Mother Nature throws at you! There are plenty of treatments available that can help you retain or regain the glow of youth without making you appear unnatural. When you consult with Dr. Waltzman and his staff, they can help guide you in the right direction so you can choose treatments that fit with your goals.
Getting glowing skin for the new year is well within your reach! When you consult with Dr. Waltzman, he can walk you through the many options offered at his office as well as examine your skin and make suggestions for the best treatments for your unique situation. Schedule your consultation today and start your journey to beautiful skin.