The skin is the largest organ in the human body and is commonly subjected to damage by the effects of sun, smoke, and lack of preventive skin care regimens.
Taking care of your skin can help you maintain youthful, healthy skin and slow the effects of aging.
With the right treatment plan, you can prevent skin damage and enjoy vibrant, smooth, and youthful skin even as you age.
Why Is Skin Important?
Not only is the skin the largest organ in the human body, but it is the first line of defense we have against the outside elements.
Skin acts as a waterproof, insulating shield, guarding the body against extremes of temperature, damaging sunlight, and harmful chemicals.
It is crucial to protect our largest organ in our body and prevent skin damage.
How Should I Care for My Skin?
With aging, we lose the elasticity and support of our facial tissues, and when your face begins to droop and wrinkle, it can cause an unflattering appearance.
Luckily, there are key preventive skin care steps you can commit to at home that will slow down the aging process. Some methods are to:
- Cleanse your face no more than twice a day
- Apply moisturizer daily to reduce oily skin
- Apply sunscreen every day
- Use Vitamin A (retinol) and its derivatives to increase collagen content in the skin to decrease fine lines and increase cell turnover
How Can I Prevent Aging Using Facial Treatments?
At-home skin care routines are just as important as setting aside time for professional facial treatments.
These treatments are the extra and necessary steps to encourage vibrant, youthful, and healthy skin.
Microdermabrasion uses a minimally abrasive instrument to sand the skin and exfoliates the damaged outer layers gently.
By gently removing the surface layers of skin, microdermabrasion brings the untouched younger layers to the surface and eliminates the early signs of sun damage, fine lines, and aging.
Getting in the routine of having regular professional facials can counteract skin damage and encourage a healthy and glowing skin appearance.
A facial can cleanse, exfoliate, nourish, and hydrate your skin.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photofacial is a laser light treatment that targets pigment issues, such as brown spots, sun damage and red spots, and Rosacea, a condition that causes redness and often small, red, pus-filled bumps on the face.
PRP Vampire Facial
PRP, or platelet-rich-plasma, involves taking a sample of your blood, extracting the plasma (the liquid part of your blood), and then injecting it with needles back in your face.
This facial can make your skin look brighter, smoother, and more vibrant.
What Vitamins Are Good for Skin Health?
Along with proper skin care techniques, you can also encourage healthy skin by consuming the necessary vitamins that boost skin health.
Along with Vitamin A, other vitamins help aid your skin to maintain a youthful and healthy appearance. Some include:
- Vitamin A––Treats wrinkles
- Vitamin C––Creates collagen, a type of connective tissue that keeps our skin firm
- Vitamin E––Protects the skin from free radical damage and can help get rid of stubborn acne
- Vitamin K––Heals wounds and bruises
What Should I Never Use on My Skin?
It is important to read the ingredients on anything you want to put on your face. Chemicals and scented lotions can irritate your skin and cause rashes.
You should never use:
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Hydrocortisone cream
- Coconut oil
- Scented body lotion
Have More Questions?
If you would like to learn more about preventive skin care techniques and the facial techniques offered at Skin & Laser Institute in Las Vegas, Nevada, fill out our online consultation form or give us a call at (702) 254-7546.