The New Year is an opportunity to start taking better care of your skin and to resolve to turn your skincare steps into daily routines that will stick. Hit the reset button, stop struggling with consistency and make 2022 the year that your skin glows! Here are some things you can implement to ensure healthy skin:
Exfoliate: One of the best ways to keep your skin bright and smooth is to exfoliate regularly. By removing dead skin cells that can dull the skin as well as clog pores and cause blackheads and acne, exfoliation once or twice a week will work wonders for keeping your skin clear. Make sure to incorporate it into your routine.
Hydrate: When you don’t drink enough water, your skin and overall health suffers. When you reach a state of dehydration, your organs take water from your blood. Your blood will use water from the cells of your skin, which makes your skin feel and look dry. This speeds up the aging process over time. Ideally, eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day is a goal to shoot for. Place a pitcher of water with cut fruit or ice on your desk to remember to drink during the day. Set yourself up for success.
Sleep: Make sleep a priority. Sleep plays a critical role in our skin care, positively or negatively. Sufficient sleep will give you benefits like fewer fine lines since collagen is produced while you sleep. You’ll look younger without dark circles under your eyes. Give your skincare products the opportunity to do their magic while you sleep since your skin isn’t working overtime defending itself against free radicals. Aim for a solid 7 or 8 hours of sleep, powering your phone and electronics down a solid hour before you’d like to fall asleep and having a cup of herbal tea or reading a book to wind down your day.
Cleanse: Sometimes we’re too tired to take makeup off before going to sleep. Resolve to make a habit of taking off dirt, debris and makeup off your skin before bedtime. Micellar water and makeup remover pads make this task easy so even if you don’t have the time to scrub your face, you’ll ensure that the day has been wiped off and isn’t clogging your pores.
Finally, treat yourself to a procedure that will make a difference in your confidence and appearance in 2022. A liquid facelift uses fillers like Restylane and Juvederm and neurotoxins like Botox to help combat the aging process, helping to improve the appearance of sagging skin as well as wrinkles. Rejuvenating your features by harmonizing how they look together, a liquid facelift is a wonderful option for anyone in their 30’s or 40’s who is seeing the signs of slight to moderate aging. The whole procedure generally takes less than an hour and there is no downtime, outside of some slight swelling that can last up to 48 hours. Results will start to emerge right away, with the full effects appearing within 2 weeks. Depending upon the fillers used, the results can last 9 months to 2 years.
Call 646.362.5245 to schedule a consult with Dr. Jennifer Levine. With her experience and artistic eye for finding harmony in a patient’s features, Dr. Levine is able to provide “Believable Beauty” and results that are natural and stunning.