Many people notice that their skin changes in relation to their surrounding environment, in relation to their diet, or when shifts in their sleeping patterns occur. Due to constant exposure to the elements, and as the largest and most visible organ of the body, your skin has to deal with a lot of stress over a lifetime.
This is why companies like Skin Medica are always coming up with new formulas for skincare, such as anti-aging creams. While topical applications are part of any good anti-aging skincare routine, healthy skin is also influenced by internal factors.
Your skin’s health and appearance can be a good indicator of your overall health and well-being. It can vary depending on how fresh, acne-free, and glowing you look, or don’t look. For this reason, it’s important to nourish your skin inside and out.
Overall Health and the Skin
Because overall health is so important for the skin, it may be a good idea to try internal skincare vitamins and supplements to give the skin a concentrated dose of anti-aging substances. Two of the recommended supplements are those containing antioxidants and glucosamine.
While research into the area of skin supplements for anti-aging is still fairly thin, there is enough scientific and anecdotal evidence to suggest that supplements containing antioxidants and glucosamine might be a good tool in fighting off and preventing signs of aging. antioxidants are powerful for helping keep skin healthy, and glucosamine is widely available for joint ort.
- Antioxidants prevent molecules from oxidizing, which can cause harmful free radicals and damage to the skin cells. Antioxidant supplements have been known to help enhance the effectiveness of sunscreen and, may even provide a small amount of SPF on their own when taken regularly. Antioxidant supplements can also help offset sun sensitivity caused by drugs like certain antibiotics. Sun exposure greatly accelerates aging, so antioxidants can be a powerful tool for holding of the effects of sun damage and other common skin issues.
- Glucosamine supplements might be able to reduce some signs of aging after it has begun, while antioxidant supplements seem to be better for prevention than treatment of skin aging. Glucosamine aids in hyaluronic acid production, a substance that is found naturally in the skin and used in many popular dermal fillers, like Juvederm and Restylane. This hyaluronic acid helps repair the skin and may be able to reduce the appearance of fine lines. In addition, glucosamine has valuable applications in improving pigmentation. It can block some melanin production in the skin which leads to hyperpigmentation or skin darkening.
The good news is that it can’t really hurt to try these supplements. If you’re interested in trying out supplements, speak with a medical profession at Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique about the best option for you.
Other Options for Your Skin
The signs of aging creep up on us all eventually, no matter what you do. But if you want to preserve your youthful skin for as long as possible, there are many other skincare treatment options available.
There are a wide variety of options to suit every need, budget, and lifestyle. Treatments can help the body create more collagen, lift sagging skin, improve pigmentation issues, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Only a qualified medical professional can provide specific advice about which treatment is likely to be right for you. As each person ages at a different rate and in turn have unique needs and goals.
Schedule a Complimentary Skincare Consultation Today
If you’re interested in learning more about caring for your skin, and developing a skincare plan tailored for you, then it’s time to contact Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique and book a consultation today. During this meeting one of Mirror Mirror’s expert estheticians will perform skin assessment, review your medical history, and a treatment plan will be discussed. Reasonable and expected outcomes will also be discussed, including more about the recovery, risks, costs, and financing options.
A patient coordinator is available during our office hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at 281-810-9083. You can also reach us by email. Every treatment is monitored by Dr. Paul Vitenas. He has practiced in the Houston area since 1990. He has been named one of Houston’s Top Doctors and America’s Top Plastic Surgeons. He’s also been awarded Houston’s Most Compassionate Doctor and a Top Doctor for Women.
The office of Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery and the Fine Art of Natural Cosmetic Surgery is conveniently located in the heart of Houston. If you are not in the area, we can consult with you online and assist with travel arrangements. We think you will see the reflection of something great at Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique.