Skin care advice from a plastic surgeon

Posted on March 5, 2017 by Cynthia M. Poulos, M.D.

Walking into a spa or a cosmetic store can be overwhelming if you don’t know what can work on your

skin and what can make it worse. Do all of those lotions, serums and powders really have the potential to make your skin glow and appear healthier naturally? According to plastic surgeons, the answer is a resounding ‘no’. The following is some skin care advice from them that can make your face look healthier without the need of expensive and probably ineffective products:

Make your diet a priority

It’s simple to understand really. What you allow into your body will become apparent on it and your skin will be the first to feel the effects. Foods rich in anti-oxidants such as spinach and apricots have a powerful effect on the skin but adding fish oil to diet can improve overall health. The oil will also go a long way to prevent diseases that can wreak havoc on the body inside and out as can other food that contains omega 3 fatty acids. This diet can also prevent the outbreak of blemishes and acne on the skin since it will control oil production.

Choose the right sunscreen

Most people underestimate the importance of choosing sunscreen that can protect their skin from UV rays. No, not every brand will do. According to plastic surgeons and dermatologists, you have to choose sunscreen that can suit your skin type. However, as a general rule of thumb, get one that has a SPF of 30 or more.

On the other hand, all is not lost even if you do get sun damage. Contrary to popular belief, it can be reversed through treatments such as laser resurfacing and chemical peels. Similarly ultratherapy is a safe and non invasive way to treat the skin in a way that can boost its natural healing potential. In other words, these facials will trigger your body in producing more collagen and all without damaging the skin any further.

Last, but not least, even if you are a fan of skincare products, use them wisely. Many over the counter products contain agents that can harm your skin and cause breakouts if they are abused. If that is the case with you, then get an appointment with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Poulos today. She has had years of experience treating all kinds of skin conditions and reversing those that mar natural beauty.