The New Year is as good a time as any to resolve to take better care of yourself and your skin. Yes, good health and good skin take time and commitment, so start with these four simple tips that can put you on the road to a better appearance, this year and in the years to come.
- Start a food diary
The old adage is true: beauty comes from the inside. That means your appearance is certainly a reflection of what you eat and drink. When you write down everything you put in your mouth, you can also keep a list of what you should be eating and drinking, and begin to start new habits. Most experts would agree that the look of your skin should start to improve when your food diary is full of healthy, plant-based foods.
- Try this miracle liquid
Out with the high-sugar juices and colas (even the sugar-free variety), and in with more water. Whether or not we believe claims that water flushes out toxins, we definitely know that it’s the best, healthiest way to keep your body and your skin hydrated.
- Use products containing this proven ingredient
There are practically an infinite number of skin care products available to us, but many of those products, even the most expensive ones, do little more than moisturize our skin and make it smell good. If you’re not already using some form of retinol, you should be. That’s because it stimulates collagen and increases skin thickness and elasticity. Most plastic surgeons and dermatologists alike agree that retinol is a top skin saver and should probably be part of everyone’s beauty routine by our mid-20s.
- Find your favorites
Techniques and technology for improving our skin is constantly changing and getting better. There are new treatments arriving almost daily — for everything from bags under your eyes and acne scars to lip plumping and fat removal. So make an appointment to discuss your concerns and the best way to solve them. Call our office for a consultation today: 212.308.4600 or 516.587.0456.