The 8 Principles of Skin Fitness

Your guide to skin fitness

If you aren't familiar with the term "skin fitness," it was coined a few years ago by celebrity dermatologist and Chief Medical Officer of LaserAway, Dr. Will Kirby. Whereas "anti-aging" is about correcting existing skin issues, skin fitness is all about preventing skin problems from developing in the first place.

Want to learn more about this revolutionary concept that's taking the dermatology field by storm? Here are the eight principles of skin fitness:

1. Avoid the sun

The secret to preventing early signs of aging is to avoid the sun. That's because sun exposure accounts for over 80 percent of fine lines and wrinkles. Choose a broad-spectrum sunblock with a minimum of 50 SPF and reapply it throughout the day, rain or shine, as well as use barrier protection like hats and long sleeves.

2. Stay hydrated

To keep your skin hydrated, it's crucial that you drink water consistently throughout the day. Start your day off by drinking a large glass of lukewarm water in the morning and continue drinking water throughout the day for optimal hydration.

3. Apply daily skincare

Streamline your products and apply them daily! Choose high-quality products like a lightweight moisturizer, a broad-spectrum SPF, and a gentle cleanser. Serum wise, look for a product with antioxidants like vitamin C to fight against free radicals and a nightly retinol to increase cell turnover.

4. Visit the professionals

At-home skincare can only go so far. Supplement a great day and night routine with regular visits to an aesthetic dermatologist for energy-based treatments. Laser facials like Clear + BrilliantIPL photo facials, and the next-gen skin-tightening action of Thermage can help take results to the next level.

5. Stick with a routine

To maintain beautiful skin, it's vital that you commit to a routine. That means always wearing SPF 50 or higher, keeping your hydration levels up, applying the right skincare daily, and of course seeing the professionals for regular maintenance.

Boost your skin fitness with LaserAway

Reaching peak skin fitness is all about incorporating healthy habits into your beauty routine. Part of building and maintaining a great regimen is seeking out the expertise of the pros. As the nation's leader in aesthetic dermatology, LaserAway offers a diverse treatment range to help you reach all of your skin fitness goals. To schedule a free consultation and learn more about our preventative skin treatments, visit LaserAway.com today.

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