Try these four tips for younger looking skin in 2017

healthy skin | skin careIt’s a new year, but instead of giving you a list of things you need to do to help make your skin look better, here are four things we want you to stop doing instead. You’re welcome!

1.) Stop drinking through a straw

Somewhere, somehow, people got the idea that there were some benefits to using a straw rather than drinking directly out of the glass. And for people who have extremely sensitive teeth or difficulty swallowing or hold a glass, a straw really can be helpful. For the rest of us, using a straw can contribute to wrinkles around the mouth. The pursed-lip sipping accentuates the very facial muscles that when constantly activated, can cause fine lines.

2.) Stop sleeping on your face

If you are a stomach sleeper, you probably already know what the habit can do to your face. The lines and creases that can form when you press the weight of your head onto your face and smash it into the pillow for seven hours or so can take all day to smooth out. And over time, those lines really can “stick that way.” Sleeping on your side isn’t much better and can also cause lines to form, especially for the cheek on the side you sleep on most frequently. Side- and stomach-sleepers that switch to their backs can prevent wrinkles, plus ease neck and back pain, reduce acid reflux and even help protect the skin on the chest and breasts from wrinkling and sagging.

3.) Stop over-treating your skin

Chemical peels at our office can be an effective treatment for sloughing off dead skin and revealing that smoother complexion underneath. But if you’re going home and constantly exfoliation, you could be irritating your skin instead of helping it. Too much of a good thing, even when it comes to anti-aging, can become counterproductive.

4.) Stop by and see us soon

Schedule an appointment today for your favorite, go-to anti-aging procedure. Or come in for a consultation to make sure you’re up-to-date on our latest anti-aging treatments. We can recommend the right procedures for you. Call today: 713.271.9000.

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