'Love the Skin You're In'

It’s the month of love! But who says you need to share all of your love with someone else? Share some of that love with yourself by loving the skin you’re in.

Prevention is key to slow signs of skin aging and wrinkles. Do you know what the difference is between sunblock and sunscreen? Sunblocks are formulated to shield against UVB rays, while sunscreens protect against UVA rays. Sunscreen penetrates the skin and helps absorb UVA rays in order to prevent damage to the deeper levels of your skin. Sunblocks sit on top of the skin deflecting the sun’s rays and acting as a barrier between UVB rays and your skin. UVA rays penetrate deeper layers of the skin while UVB rays affect the superficial layers of the skin and chronically have photoaging effects. Choosing a broad-spectrum formula, perhaps in a moisturizer, that contains both sunblock and sunscreen would most benefit your skin in that it would provide combined protection against UVA and UVB rays while adding hydration to your skin. Even on a cloudy day the sun is hard at work, so remember to always protect your skin!

So many of us are guilty of not doing this simple thing. Do you make sure to always wash off your makeup at night? Here are some things to consider about leaving makeup on at night. At night, you should give your skin the time to breathe and renew itself. With a coat of makeup over the skin, shedding and oxygenation are not easily achieved, which can lead to dryness and an overall uneven skin tone. With dryness comes lines and redness. Wrinkles and fine lines become more prominent when we lack hydration, oxygen and moisture. Blocking off the skin from these elements and locking in the pollutants found in makeup causes the skin to get irritated and therefore become red and splotchy. Lastly, we can’t forget about our pores! So many of us look for a way to minimize pore size when we could be the culprits behind making them larger! Dirt and makeup collecting in pores over time can widen the pore size. So as you can see, all of the skin appearance issues we try to avoid as we age, can be prevented by being good to our skin and letting it get the oxygen and moisture it deserves!

You may be wondering, “What can I do to remove the signs of aging that have already occurred?” I just might have the answer for you!

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is derived directly from the patient by drawing their blood and spinning it down in a centrifuge to separate out the plasma from the red blood cells. With the PRP being derived directly from the patient, it reduces the risk of acquiring foreign disease or allergic reactions. There are protein growth factors found in PRP, which stimulate the healing cascade in the skin. This stimulates tissue regeneration, collagen production, and repair of damaged tissue, therefore making it a great anti-aging and dermatological procedure.

PRP is used for anti-aging and damage repair in instances of acne, scarring, stretch marks, skin discoloration, volume loss, fine lines and wrinkles. For anti-aging, there is a perfect combination treatment consisting of Microneedling and Microcannula procedures. It will improve volume loss, wrinkles, fine lines and skin discoloration. It improves hydration, skin texture, and tone for an overall ageless appearance.

Explore www.truenaturalhealthcare.com for more information on these procedures.

Maintenance is the last step to helping your skin remain ageless.

When plants don’t have enough water, they dry out and shrivel up; our skin works similarly. Hydration is important for the body to maintain a healthy glow and ‘bounce’ to the skin. Dehydration leads to dry skin, redness, breakouts and wrinkles by not allowing the body to eliminate toxins. Once you’ve reached your skin goals, making sure that you try to drink at least half your bodyweight in ounces is the best way to maintain all of your hard work!

Another way to support an ageless appearance is to be sure to keep up your antioxidant levels. We regularly have oxidative damage occurring from the sun and even our makeup, so eating foods high in Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Beta-carotene, Indoles and Flavonoids (to name a few) are a great way to fight those free radicals and prevent signs of aging. Last, but not least, don’t forget to smile! Laughing and smiling will help keep our skin glowing and full, and not to mention help make our days just a bit lighter and more playful.

Stay happy, stay healthy!

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