Your skin works hard every day to be your body’s barrier against environmental toxins and pollutants. Even if you can’t see or feel pollution, it’s there — and it’s taking a toll on your skin. Pollution can increase signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, dullness, age spots, and loss of plumpness.
Although no one can avoid pollution completely, there are some simple things you can do every day to take good care of your body’s largest organ — and keep it looking its best.
You’ve likely heard the term “antioxidants” used in the beauty and health industry. It refers to specific nutrients that can help combat free radicals: the damaging molecules caused by pollution and everyday exposure to the elements. Fresh fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants, so eat plenty of brightly colored, fresh produce each and every day. Your skin will look great, and your entire body will function at its best.
Start applying antioxidants directly to your skin to help it in its battle against the daily onslaught of pollution. Plenty of products claim to have antioxidant action, but you’ll need to use a formula that effectively penetrates the skin and provides anti-aging benefits. Many products from Quinn Aesthetic Center are packed with powerful antioxidants with known benefits, so talk with an aesthetician to find out which ones will benefit you the most.
Every day, your skin collects a sampling of the pollution you were exposed to — and stays there until you remove it. This is one more great reason to wash your face each night before bed. Use a gentle cleanser to remove the day’s environmental damage, and use this time to apply anti-aging products so your skin can rejuvenate itself while you sleep.
Using effective daily sunscreen helps protect your skin from the environment and combats the effects of sun exposure all year long. If you’re diligent about sun protection, you’ll keep your skin looking younger for as long as possible. This one simple step in your skin care routine may be the most important one – so don’t skip it, even if it’s cloudy or raining outside.
Do you want to keep your skin looking radiant? Our Aesthetic Center offers a variety of skin care products and procedures to suit your individual needs and budget. Whether you’re looking for the best products for daily use, or would like to learn about anti-aging procedures such as BOTOX® or dermal fillers, we would be happy to discuss your options. Download our free e-book about Seasonal Skin Care, then contact Quinn Aesthetic Center to request your appointment today!
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When you commit to your beauty journey, you are choosing to take how the world sees you into your own hands. That’s an empowering feeling. Dr. Quinn and his team at Quinn Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Center are here to honor that commitment and help you achieve the best results for you and your body. These are your decisions. Our role is to help you make the most of them. Schedule a consultation today to get started on your beauty journey.
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