New Year. New You. Seven Resolutions for More Radiant Skin.
A new year is always a great opportunity to begin anew. As you recover from this particularly long and stressful year, here are seven resolutions to make some changes that will help you achieve the glowing, radiant skin you desire.
1. Visit your Dermatologist
Make a resolution to have your skin checked by one of Advanced Dermatology’s Dermatologists at least once a year and be certain to request your Annual Total-Body Skin Cancer Examsm. Our professionals can help you detect or treat common skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, and acne – often while they are still minor, and before they become larger problems. They can also identify non-melanoma and melanoma skin cancer, which is often easily treatable and curable when detected early.
Our cosmetic and aesthetic team can offer expert advice to help you achieve and maintain healthier, younger-looking, more glowing skin.
2. Don’t Go Out Without Your Sunscreen
Baby, it may be cold outside, but that’s no reason to let your bottle of sunscreen hibernate for the winter. The cold doesn’t block the sun’s UVA (aging) and UVB (burning) rays, which can do as much damage to your skin against the backdrop of a snowy ski slope as they do at the beach. Be sure to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
3. Exfoliate More
Try to exfoliate and moisturize your skin even more at this time of year. Getting rid of dead skin cells which can make your skin look dull can make room for fresh new skin. Our online shop has some great products designed to rejuvenate your skin.
4. Try to De-Stress Your Life
Between holiday bills, the continuation of COVID-19 quarantining and social distancing, additional hand-washing and other changes to your daily routine, your body’s stress hormones may be in overdrive and that can greatly affect your skin, making it even more sensitive to external irritants.
Look at ways to de-stress this year and to develop effective stress-coping strategies. Think about what relaxes you, whether it’s meditation, taking time to read a good book, exercising (safely and using appropriate caution to socially distance), picking up an old hobby or finding creative ways to interact with others at a distance.
5. Improve Your Diet
Not only does eating healthier improve your waistline, it improves your skin. Look for delicious fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants and vitamins. In addition, drinking too much alcohol can cause the vessels in your skin to dilate, which greatly increases the blood flow near your skin’s surface. As a result, you may develop an uneven, red complexion. Look for healthier ways to enjoy yourself and make your skin happy!
6. If You Smoke, Quit.
Smoking is destructive to your skin, causes premature aging, and can thin your skin. It depletes Vitamin C and increases the risk of lung and other forms of cancer.
The nicotine found in cigarettes can cause blood vessels to swell, and result in the thinning of skin. In addition to several other negative effects, smoking depletes Vitamin C from the body, which is necessary to keep your skin hydrated. Do yourself a favor this year and try to quit smoking. Not only will it help your skin remain healthier, over time it will also reduce your risk of developing lung cancer.
7. Treat Yourself to a Beauty Consultation with Our Cosmetic/Aesthetic Team
We offer revitalizing treatments for your face and body including BOTOX®, fillers, Hydrafacial® skin, hair, lip and eye treatments, dermaplaning, microneedling, medical facials, chemical peels and laser therapies.
Book an appointment online to talk with a member of our cosmetic dermatology team or call 800.647.9851. Or visit our Online Dermatology Shop for dermatologist-recommended sunscreen, skin and hair care products.