Turn up the Softness
- Posted on: Aug 15 2017
With age, we encounter some new complaints on a regular basis. As a collective, we talk so much about fine lines, wrinkles, and under eye bags that the issue of the skin’s texture can get lost. Softness is something that we are granted at birth and enjoy throughout all the years of childhood when we don’t know how good we have it. Through years of sun exposure and a decline in collagen stores, the skin takes a beating after beating, which eventually toughens it up, but not in a good way.
Soft skin is visibly smooth; it radiates youth from the inside out. You want soft skin. Here’s how you can get it and keep it.
Pave the Way to Smoother Skin
Some of the issues that occur with age are exacerbated by the ineffectiveness of topical ingredients. To keep your skin nourished and as soft as can be, you need to make the best use of quality skin care products. More on that in a minute. For your skin care products to work, they must be absorbed into the skin. This is often the missing link. The uppermost layer of skin often contains innumerable dead and damaged cells. Yuck. These can be removed gently and efficiently with microdermabrasion. We offer standard microdermabrasion and also enhanced treatments that treat the skin to specific topical solutions that will be able to penetrate the surface for maximum potency.
Bring on the Moisture
When softness is the objective, moisturizing the skin is the step that needs to be consistently performed. Once the skin is primed and ready to absorb topical products, the best ingredients should be applied. This means professional-grade moisturizing. Every person’s skin has particular needs, which is why we carry several lines of clinical products. Our aestheticians can assist with product selection.
Keep it Safe
One of the fastest ways to break down the skin is to go out into the world without adequate protection. UV protection that is. Sunscreen is vital to the preservation of collagen and moisture that softens the dermis. UVA and UVB rays are equally damaging, but both can be filtered or blocked with a broad-spectrum sunscreen product.
Do you want to soften up? Contact your Fresno dermatologist, Dr. Behr, for personal care.