Smoking can be a difficult habit to kick. For those that manage to commit, the next step is usually to reverse the effects smoking has had on your body. The most obvious physical signs of smoking can be seen on your skin. There are things you can do at home to benefit the health of your skin from the inside. Additionally, there are procedures, such as microneedling and microdermabrasion that help repair the damage that diet and proper care cannot tackle alone. A chemical peel is another good treatment option to repair your skin.
You deserve to have a face that matches the newer more vibrant you. Here are our top six tips to improve your skin after smoking:
1) Eat Clean
We are not talking dieting or anything drastic. Just have a mindful approach to picking your foods. Since your diet can affect your skin, pick foods that will enhance and strengthen it. Foods that contain vitamin A and C are great choices. You likely already have a few favorites rich in the nutrients. Both vitamins stave off free radicles and support collagen production, promoting more youthful skin. Citrus fruits and leafy green vegetables are good sources of vitamins A and C.
2) Take Supplements
Even if you are trying to eat better it is always useful to take a multivitamin. You want to look for one high in vitamins A, C, K, and D. You can also opt for individual supplements.
3) Drink Water
The least expensive and most direct way to achieve beautiful skin is to stay well hydrated. The best source for hydration is water. Drinking plenty of water makes your skin look more vibrant. It takes a long-term upturn in your water intake to purify your body and affect your skin, but you can gradually increase your water how much you drink until it becomes second nature. Be sure to hydrate more on days your physical activity is higher.
4) Protect Skin From Sun
Reducing UV exposure is very important. It is well known that UV rays age the skin and can cause fine lines. Protect your skin from the suns radiation by wearing sunscreen daily. Also, opt for sunscreen that has a higher SPF. You want to look for sun protectant formulas that protect your skin from both UVA and UVB rays.
5) Clean And Moisturize Skin
Take time to pamper your skin. Thoroughly and gently cleanse your skin daily. Also be sure to moisturize your skin so that the hydration gained from cleansing is retained. Using a high quality exfoliate can help you remove dead skin and make your face skin look fresh and radiant.
6) Professional Treatments
While you should do all the things discussed in this article, there is damage to the skin that cannot be corrected without professional treatment. We are available to consult with you on your individual needs and the treatments that can help. There are effective remedies such as chemical peels, microneedling, and microdermabrasion that can drastically reverse damage to your skin from smoking. Please contact us at The Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center in Cincinnati, Ohio so we can help restore the beauty of your skin.