As we age, our skin begins to show it first. The signs of wear and tear begin to mount, and before long, a dermatologist is trying to hawk laser surgery at us. Sound painful? Not as bad as it used to be, laser surgery is gaining acceptance, but the non-surgical skin treatments are still the best- you just have to take care of your skin while you are young. Consider the prevalence of hand cream these days. The vast number of people using products from Bath and Body works is a testament to how important it has become to us to be able to comfortably avoid laser cosmetic surgery. The prevalence of non-surgical skin treatments in the last twenty years has skyrocketed, including peels, abrasion therapy, and everything in between that and simple hand lotion has made these non-surgical skin treatments a very friendly alternative to laser surgery.
First and foremost, there is no way to appropriately express the importance of using sunscreen in your skin care routine. Many types of makeup, lotion, and hand cream include sunscreen these days, as it is not particularly obvious that one should be using a natural sunscreen in the winter, and so many companies have taken having to remember that out of the equation. The truth is, the sun can be skin’s greatest enemy, shattering the bonds that hold skin cells together by drying skin out, particularly the skin of those sun worshipers we all see at the beach who turn so many heads. They will be the ones who have no use for non-surgical skin treatments when they finally find fifty years old around the corner- they’ve always depended on the availability of laser surgery, and their final appearance will reflect that.
Non-surgical skin treatments work best when you’ve taken care of your skin all your life. Remembering that the skin is your body’s largest organ may help take it into perspective. It needs to stay moisturized and clean, though spending some time in the backyard garden will by no means do you any harm (unless you step on the end of the rake, that is.) With that in mind, here are a few more tips you’ll want to consider to keep your skin happy and glowing.
First, always wear gloves when working in your outside gardens. You’ll not only diminish the possibility of scarring injury, but you’ll also avoid overexposing your hands, which will help reduce the appearance of liver spots as you age. Wear sunscreen when outside, and wear a wide-brimmed hat in the summer. While you don’t have to necessarily take on a vampire lifestyle, exposure to the sun follows the old rule of thumb: “a little dab’ll do ya.” You’ll also want to use moisturizer daily. Benefits: obvious, though if you play your cards right, you might be able to get someone special to apply it for you, massage-style, for the double benefit.