What is the largest organ of your entire body? Your Skin! This is why it is essential to take care of ALL of your skin, not just your face. The good thing is that it’s easy! Most of health and beauty tips you’ve learned about caring for your face, also apply to your arms, legs and other areas of your body. If you want to have smooth and silky arms, legs, and backside cheeks, just follow these simple skin care tips!
Most likely you’ve heard this all of your life and there’s a reason for it-it’s TRUE! Be very aware of avoid long periods of time without water. Remember to hydrate yourself, from the inside out! Besides religiously apply hydrating creams and lotions, you need to drink enough water to ensure skin stays youthful. How much is enough? According to The Institute of Medicine men should consume roughly 3 quarts (about 13 cups) of water a day and women consume 2.2 quarts (about 9 cups) of water a day. Total beverages mean water and other drinks as well. This can include other non-carbonated, caffeine-free and sugar free beverages such as natural iced tea and lemonade. Another fun nutritious way to add water is by eating lots of fruits and vegetables! What better reason to eat a snack that is packed full of vitamins! The water from fresh fruit is so easily absorbed in the body and really helps stave off long periods of dehydration. So go ahead and enjoy those juicy snacks!
In addition to proper water intake, moisturizing is key! Break out moisturizers and look for lotions and creams that contain hyaluronic acid as this helps the skin retain water. The American Academy of Dermatology also recommends using moisturizers with urea and lactic acid, alpha-hydroxy acids to further enhance the skins water retention. One word of caution is that these may irritate cracked skin or skin suffering from eczema.
Dimeticone and glycerin effectively hydrate skin, and mineral oil holds water in place so skin remains soft and smooth. Natural ingredients such as oatmeal, jojoba oil and shea butter soften aging skin. So break out the body butter and slather away!
UV Rays are detrimental to ALL Skin Cells, not just your face. This is why it is also crucial to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun. Everyone loves to break out the skirts and shorts but you must remember to protect your legs with UVA / UVE protection Sunscreen.
Your Health Medical is an authorized dealer of ELTA MD products and ELTA MD full protection sunscreen and moisturizer is available and works very well. It’s a great opportunity to protect and moisturize before you head out to enjoy the outdoors in nice weather. Just remember to cover up on cloudy days too as the sun rays still have a detrimental impact on exposed skin cells. Just make sure you use a water resistant sunscreen as well!
HEALING & RESTORATION!
While waxing, depilatories, and shaving offer smooth, hair free legs, it can also leave your skin irritated, red and dry. We use a special moisturizing treatment our laser hair Make sure to always apply hydrating and soothing procts after hair removal to help avoid ingrown hairs, irritation, redness and bumps on the skin.
When you expose your skin to UV radiation, you may possibly develop age spots, also commonly referred to as dark spots. Fortunately, though, you can fade these spots on your legs. Combining a skin lightening serum along with a skincare regimen, can help increase the cell turnover that will fade those spots but please be aware it will take a few months to achieve results. If you want faster results we can simply do it here at the office for you with laser treatment, just call us for an appointment!
CELLULITE & STRECH MARKS
Your upper thighs and legs are especially prone to cellulite and stretch marks. Cellulite is commonly considered to be a “fat problem,” but in fact, it is a “skin problem” caused by the weakening of skin cells that are near the surface. Even some women and men who are skinny have cellulite.
Your Health Medical offers laser treatments that gets results much more rapidly.
Of course, the more active you are and the healthier the lifestyle that you live, the firmer and stronger your legs will be. The next time you’re in front of the mirror, take a look at your legs and think to yourself how you can expand your skincare regimen to improve the skin that is below your neck! If you do your part by following these guidelines and combine those efforts with our laser treatments you will have healthy smooth, beautiful legs by summer!
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