Smart Skin Care: small things you can do to look and feel your best

This is a sponsored post written by the St. Luke's Plastic Surgery professionals.

Protect Your Skin 

Every woman wants her skin to look and feel as healthy as possible. This is especially true as the years pass by. However, while the aging axioms like “age is just a number” and “you’re only as old as you feel” are true, some days it can seem like your skin didn’t get the memo. Fortunately, even though some factors of aging are outside your immediate control, there are things you can do to keep your skin healthy.

A good starting point is to protect your skin from the sun and stay hydrated. Sun exposure prematurely ages the skin, causes blotches and spots, and can lead to skin cancers. Tanning beds are a particularly bad idea. To combat the sun’s harsh rays, use a lotion with sunscreen every day (even during the Duluth winters). Drinking enough water every day is another easy way to improve the appearance and resilience of your skin. Ideally, you should drink 128 ounces of water every day.

Help Damaged Skin 

Finally, there are a few minor procedures that can help with skin damage that may already have occurred. These are all available at St. Luke’s Plastic Surgery Associates:

BBL: BBL (Broad Band Light) light therapy treatment used to target pigmentation and redness. This is a great anti-aging treatment. There are studies showing that patients who have the treatments done three to four times over a ten-year period can actually look younger than before they started having treatments.

Laser Resurfacing: This procedure exfoliates the outer layer of dead skin. The result is skin that has a youthful, healthful glow.

Botox: Particularly effective in erasing wrinkles and smile lines, Botox is administered through an injection.

Fillers: These injections add firmness and fullness to areas of your face, creating a more youthful appearance.

Holiday Sale 

For additional skin care services, St. Luke’s Plastic Surgery Associates will be having a Holiday sale from December 1–31, 8a.m.–4:30p.m.on the 5th floor of St. Luke’s Building A, 1012 East Second Street, Duluth. Stop by during these times, and a licensed aesthetician will help you pick the perfect products and solutions to help you look your best this holiday season. Spend $30 or more and receive a $15 coupon for future use.

St. Luke’s Plastic Surgery Associates will also be hosting After Hours Special Event December 12, 2018 from 5 – 7 p.m. in the same location. At this event, you will be able to meet with makeup and skincare representatives and enter a raffle for facials and other skin care products. Complementary refreshments will be offered and skin care products from St. Luke’s Plastic Surgery Associates Holiday Sale will be available for purchase.

For more information on the After Hours Special Event, or to schedule a skin care consultation, call 218.249.7910.

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Andrea Jang
A lake girl at heart, Andrea is thrilled to be a Duluthian! She lives in the Hillside with her husband, daughter (plus two angel babies that are with them in spirit), and two rescue pups. As a bi-racial and multicultural family, they have hopes and dreams of visiting her husband’s family in South Korea someday soon. Tiny joys that make her heart happy include: doodling, searching for sea glass, coffee with friends, fiber art, plants, a good vintage thrift find, music and great food & drinks. She also finds purpose in serving on the Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Justice (DEIJ) committee at her daughter’s school, and also on City Mom Collective’s Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) committee. You will find her building community, connections and friendships in the northland as the owner of Duluth Mom. She invites you to visit her on Instagram or on LinkedIn.