Instead of wishing you had glowing, youthful skin, what if this was the year you made it happen? Dr. Ortiz, a leading plastic surgeon in Raleigh, is sharing effective beauty resolutions for 2022 so you can feel beautiful, confident, and empowered.
Resolve to Drink 64 Ounces of Water a Day
We can’t stress enough how important it is to drink plenty of water, and while everyone’s hydration needs are different, the 64 ounces a day guideline is a pretty good place to start. In addition to improving your overall health, consider these beauty benefits to drinking plenty of water:
- Dehydration makes your skin more prone to premature wrinkles while staying hydrated allows your skin to thrive.
- It improves digestion and flushes out bloating, giving you a flatter midsection.
- Dehydration can cause fatigue, making it more difficult to lead an active lifestyle.
- Water can aid in weight loss by substituting sugary drinks as well as aiding in feeling full, thus preventing overeating.
Wear Sunscreen Every Day
Most people are pretty good about wearing sunscreen in the summer when they know they’ll be outdoors for long periods of time, such as when they’re at the beach. However, those aren’t the only time UV rays are damaging skin and leading to premature aging. UV rays may not be as strong in the winter months, and you may not be exposed to them as directly in your car or in small time frames, but they will still damage your skin cells, causing dark spots, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and even skin cancer.
Instead, make sure you’re wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30 (though 50 is preferred) every single day. We recommend the Sun Shield™ sunscreen line from Obagi Medical as it provides a powerful defense against sun exposure while blocking out blue light from both solar and digital sources.
Find the Right Skin Care Regimen
If you’re still using the same skincare products at 35 that you used when you were 20, it may be time for an update. As you age, your skincare needs change – skin that was once oily and prone to breakouts may now be drier and more sensitive. A comprehensive skincare regimen will not only reduce the appearance of imperfection but will also prevent further damage in the future, giving you healthy, glowing, more youthful-looking skin.
Not sure how to choose the right skincare regimen? All regimens should include the following:
- A cleanser to remove excess oil, dirt, and makeup;
- Exfoliation to lift and remove dead skin cells and particles blocking pores;
- Toner to balance the skin after cleansing and shrink the appearance of pores;
- Serum to deliver powerfully, concentrated nutrients into the skin, especially in delicate areas, like around the eyes;
- Moisturizer to hydrate the skin;
Whether you have fine lines, uneven skin tone, or oily skin that’s prone to breakouts, Obagi Medical skincare has comprehensive lines that take the confusion out of achieving healthy skin.
Contact Us to Take the Next Step in Reclaiming a Youthful Appearance
While adopting excellent daily skincare habits will be beneficial, over time, collagen breaks down and your skin loses volume. Sagging around the jawline, fine lines around your nose and mouth, and wrinkles and bags around your eyes develop, and sometimes this is unavoidable. Fortunately, you don’t have to accept these issues when safe, non-surgical dermal fillers can restore lost volume and fill in these lines to create a plumper, firmer appearance.
For 2022, make this the year you turn back the clock on existing skin concerns and see if hyaluronic acid, Botox, or dermal fillers are the solution to feeling radiant and confident. Schedule a consultation with our team to learn more about our dermal fillers and see which option is right for you. To schedule your consultation, call us at 919-532-2270 or send us an email using our online contact form.