New Year New You – 6 ways to achieve your skin goals

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The calendar is turning over to a new year and a new decade, so now is the time to start thinking about your goals related to the health and appearance of your skin. Here are six simple things you can do right now to help improve your skin:

Drink more water. Drinking water will help your skin from the inside out by flushing out toxins from your body and improving your complexion. Aim to drink at least half your body weight (pounds) in ounces each day. If you weigh 160 pounds, for example, aim for 80 ounces each day.

Get more sleep. Sleep is important to your health in so many ways. When it comes to your skin, sleep deprivation can affect hydration, texture and even collagen growth. Aim for 7-8 hours of sleep each night and establish a nighttime routine. Healthy sleep habits such as going to bed at the same time each night will improve the health of your skin.

And before your head hits your pillow, take off your makeup. Leaving makeup or other impurities on your skin overnight can clog pores and even speed up the aging process. Just like brushing your teeth, it’s important to wash your face in the morning and before bed. This step should be one step of a skincare regimen specific to your needs to correct signs of aging, protect your skin and prevent further damage.

Wear sunscreen every day. Anytime you are going to be outside—even in the winter—you will want to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. UV radiation causes the skin to age more rapidly and also leads to the development of skin cancer.

Get a regular facial. Facials are an integral part of achieving optimal skin health and appearance. In less than an hour, you can have a fully customized treatment based on your skincare concerns and leave with a new glow, feeling more hydrated a refreshed.

Get a comprehensive consultation to discuss your skin goals. Meeting with a plastic surgeon is a great way to discuss concerns and how to achieve your personal goals of becoming the most beautiful you. You can discuss surgical and non-surgical ways to achieve a more youthful glow.

2020 can be the year of a new you, and these are only a few things you can do to improve your skin. Setting clear aesthetic goals can help you achieve a youthful, healthy glow and prevent future damage. Book a consultation online or call 403.571.3141 to learn how Dr. Dawes and his team can help you achieve your skin goals.

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