3 Ways to fight off aging this summer

The hot sun, swimming, and staying out late: summer is fun, especially in beautiful Houston. But if you’re not careful, you could wind up with skin that looks and feels less than radiant when fall arrives.

Sun Protection: Beyond the Bottle

You already know that daily use of a good sunscreen is a must to avoid damage to your skin and an increased risk of skin cancer. In fact, excessive sun exposure is the number one cause of aging skin. But even if you apply sunscreen daily, there’s more you should do to keep those UV rays away.

UV protective clothing, which has a UPF rating listed on the tag, has come a long way in recent years. Many fashionable styles are available from various companies. Outdoor and sporting goods stores sell UPF clothing and swimwear, and some companies offer their clothing online. Wearing a good UPF coverup at the beach or throwing on a UPF shirt and hat before you spend time outside is extra insurance against those damaging rays.

When you can, seek shade as well. Avoiding the strongest UV rays in the middle of the day is a good way to avoid sun damage too.

Cleanse Properly

A day’s worth of sunscreen, makeup, oil, sand, and sweat needs to be removed at night before you go to bed. Sleeping with a dirty face can make your pores appear larger over time, and certainly won’t be helping you combat skin conditions such as acne, dryness, or rosacea.

In fact, nighttime is an optimal time to apply active ingredients to your skin because the skin goes through a repair process while you sleep. There’s a reason it’s called “beauty rest!” So even if you’re exhausted after a day of summer fun, don’t miss this opportunity to help your skin look its best. Get rid of the day’s debris every night.

Using Products to Your Advantage

Applying the right products to your face is a must if you want your skin to look as youthful as possible. The problem is, there are so many choices, it’s difficult to know which ones are right for you. The best place to start is with a facial plastic surgeon who has a deep understanding of the face and proper skin care.

Dr. Michel Siegel believes skin care products should deliver real changes to the skin, and unfortunately, many products on the market just don’t deliver. For this reason, he developed a collection of skin care products that penetrate the skin to truly rejuvenate it and help it to look and act younger. He offers patients a careful examination of their skin concerns and recommends products that will produce the best possible results.

Don’t let the summer sun take its toll on your face. Be diligent about sun protection, cleanse every day, and invest your time and energy into products that work so you can have a glowing complexion throughout the year.

If you’d like to learn more about Dr. Siegel’s skin care products or other ways you can get a younger looking face, schedule your consultation today!

People travel from across the US and the world for an improved look by Dr. Siegel, but many are right here in the Houston area. We often see patients from Cypress, Spring, Bellaire, Sugar Land, Fulshear, Humble, Katy, and other nearby communities. We also see many patients from other areas in Texas, including Austin, San Antonio, Dallas-Fort Worth, Midland, Odessa, to name a few. Wherever you are, we look forward to helping you achieve your best look.

July 1, 2021 Update:

Our office is open and we are following the recommended guidelines for maximum safety.

  • To make this transition as safe as possible, and to comply with physical distancing, we will be limiting the number of people in the waiting room to only one person.
  • To prevent having multiple people in the waiting room, we will space out appointments.
  • To minimize personal contact please be punctual for your appointment.
  • Please be on time for your appointment. If you are early, please wait in your car. If you are running late please call the office at 832-900-4818, so we can make proper arrangements.
  • For new patients, please fill out all your new intake forms at home. We will send you a link for registration when you make an appointment.
  • Patients must wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth when in the waiting room or walking back to the exam room.
  • If you are wearing gloves, please remove them when you arrive, we will provide you with hand sanitizer.

Please contact our office with any questions you have!

-Dr. Siegel & Staff

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