When our skin tends to be the softest and smoothest, we’re far too young to appreciate it. It may not be until we touch a baby’s skin that we feel the pangs of loss for ourselves. The fact is, age and other factors can rob us of our baby-soft skin. There is another fact, though: it’s possible to promote softness with a few easy steps.
Whether you want to restore softness or you want to pamper your skin as a proactive measure, there are treatments that will help you do that. Some are available here in our office, and some of the things you can do for your skin don’t require professional care at all.
Chemical peels are a form of exfoliation performed at the hands of an experienced esthetician or medical provider. The purpose of a chemical peel is to abrade the uppermost surface of the skin in order to promote the regeneration of new skin cells. One of the beneficial aspects of this professional service is that a peel is customized to your particular preferences. If you want to soften up your skin (and brighten it, too!) but you do not want to endure days of obvious flaking, you can choose a light peel. Your skin will feel softer, and you can obtain these peels on a regular basis. Deeper peels are also available for rapid improvement in tone and texture.
A good skin care program is the basis of healthy, vibrant, soft skin. Yes, it is important to have a good cleanser that suits your dry, sensitive, or acne-prone skin. What is needed for optimum softness, though, is adequate moisture. The skin progressively loses moisture as we age, and this loss translates into a number of concerns, including lines and wrinkles and rough texture. A good moisturizer is a crucial aspect of daily care.
Sun protection is a normal topic of discussion in any dermatology practice. UV damage depletes collagen, which is important for the support of skin cells and tissue. The better you get at protecting your skin from sun damage, the more your routine care and occasional pampering will pay off. Broad spectrum sunscreen used daily leads to smoother, healthier, younger-looking skin.