How our skin ages depends largely on our genetics and environment. Although our genetic code is out of our control, it is possible to make lifestyle tweaks to minimize the environmental factors that break down our skin and lead to wrinkles, fine lines, hyperpigmentation and other imperfections.
Here, Dr. Nirav Savalia, a sought-after plastic surgeon in Orange County, shares his best tips to enjoy a beautiful and youthful complexion as long as possible.
Proper Sun Protection
Nothing diminishes the quality of the skin quite like sun damage. Overexposure to the sun can cause wrinkles, sun spots, dryness and areas of uneven skin tone. Wearing sunscreen, wraparound sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat is the best thing you can do to protect your sensitive skin.
Tobacco use is terrible for the health and vitality of the skin. A groundbreaking study of twins found a noticeable difference in aging between twins that smoked and their non-smoking counterparts. If you smoke, look into smoking cessation aids, or work with your doctor to create a step-by-step plan to stop.
Dehydration can accentuate lines and wrinkles, whereas drinking lots of water keeps your skin nourished, plump and supple. Experts say to drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day. Along the same lines, limit your consumption of alcohol. Alcohol makes it very difficult to stay hydrated.
Eat More Fruits and Vegetables
Fruits and vegetables are loaded with antioxidants and nutrients — specifically, beta carotene, vitamin C, selenium and zinc —that support beautiful skin. Other foods that are good for skin health? Fatty fish, flaxseed, walnuts and green tea.
Noticing Wrinkles and Fine Lines Already?
If you have already noticed bothersome wrinkles and fine lines around your face, Dr. Savalia and his team can help. They offer a complete selection of facial rejuvenation treatments designed to minimize noticeable signs of aging. Options include the following:
- Botox or dermal filler injections can smooth wrinkles.
- A series of chemical peels can help lighten age spots.
- Microneedling can give the skin a beautiful, healthy glow.
- Medically supervised skincare products can moisturize, nourish and protect the skin.
- Facelift can minimize the appearance of deep smile lines and creases around the nose and corners of the mouth, as well as loose and drooping skin.
To discuss your personal facial rejuvenation needs with Dr. Savalia and our team, please contact Newport Beach Center for Plastic Surgery today and request a consultation.