Keep Your Skin Healthy and Supple

Keep Your Skin Healthy and Youthful

Your skin is your body’s first defense against external threats, but it is also your initial presentation to the outside world. You want to take care of your skin so that you look and feel your best.

Skin features proteins that ensure it remains structurally sound, firm, and stretchable. Collagen is a protein that fortifies the skin and helps to repair cells if they suffer damage. Elastin is another protein that gives skin its ability to stretch as well as bounce back to its original shape. These building blocks that keep skin healthy also keep it looking youthful and fresh.

We have so many options to help with aging skin at Defy. Continue reading for more details.

Keep Your Skin Healthy and Supple

How Skin Changes Over Time

When we grow older, our skin can change and begin to sag and develop wrinkles. This can occur for a number of reasons. For instance, the skin will naturally begin to produce less collagen and elastin fibers.

As a result, skin will start to appear thinner, drier, and looser. You could also form fine lines and wrinkles where skin contracts and does not have enough elasticity to resume its original shape without leaving behind ridges.

Sun exposure will also damage the skin over time. Harsh UV rays in sunlight permeate skin cells to cause a variety of problems. You could suffer a short-term painful sunburn, but you could also face long-term consequences that will prematurely age your skin, leaving you with wrinkles and discoloration.

Your skin may suffer another kind of change over time: unwanted hair growth. Hormonal changes, especially when close to menopause, can mean the body generates additional androgens.

This type of hormone will change hair follicles to produce darker and thicker hair on the face and other locations. Many people may feel self-conscious about undesired and visible body hair as well as wrinkles and other changes in their skin.

Skin Treatment Available from Defy of Indiana

Your skin may alter due to factors outside of your control. But you can enhance your skin’s appearance and achieve a firmer, healthier look with help from aestheticians at Defy of Indiana. Our practice uses modern technology and equipment, including the Optimus station, to treat your skin according to your unique goals and needs.

  • Improve skin discoloration: Get rid of age spots, facial redness, and other blemishes affecting your skin with targeted IPL therapy. This non-invasive procedure can make your skin appear clearer after one session.
  • Contour your skin: Tighten loose or sagging skin with microneedling to reshape your skin without stretching other areas of your body. Minimally invasive treatment with SARD technology will rebuild collagen and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Remove unwanted hairs for good: Gentle laser hair removal gives you smoother skin that you can feel proud of without discomfort. Laser treatment reaches the root of the hair to prevent future growth.

Natural Ways to Improve Skin Health

Therapy from your aesthetic physician can give you the beautiful skin of your dreams. But you can take measures to improve your skin health on your own through natural methods too. Protect the collagen and elastin in your skin against the sun’s UV rays by wearing sunscreen when you go outdoors.

You can also keep collagen better able to repair and restore your skin by getting plenty of sleep. Stick to a consistent sleep schedule to allow time for collagen to strengthen your skin as you sleep.

Your diet will influence your skin health as well. Make sure you consume plenty of nutritious foods and beverages. You may want to steer clear of food products containing added sugar. Sugar can encourage inflammation throughout the body which may irritate and age your skin. Learn more advice for healthier skin by consulting with our Esthetician at Defy of Indiana to find the right products for your skin type and goals.