Five Habits That Destroy Skin

Taking care of your skin is an effective way to delay premature signs of aging such as wrinkles, fine lines, and discoloration. However, there are several habits that can make even the most rigorous daily skin care routine fall short. Five of the most destructive habits are:

  • Smoking
  • Eating too much sugar
  • Drinking coffee and tea
  • Failing to exercise
  • Drinking wine, beer, and liquor

While some of these habits, such as smoking, need to be eliminated entirely, others can simply be moderated to minimize damage to the skin. During your skin care consultation with board-certified McLean plastic surgeon Dr. Roberta Gartside we can discuss these things in greater detail to help ensure you are taking every step to look and feel your very best.

Skin that has been damaged through bad habits, environmental factors, or by the process of aging may respond to nonsurgical facial rejuvenation treatments such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, dermal fillers, and peels. Adding professional skin care products to your daily routine can also assist in producing a soft and youthful appearance.

Dr. Gartside offers a range of options including surgical solution such as facelift surgery or blepharoplasty to address signs of aging. Please contact New Image Plastic Surgery Associates online or by calling 703-742-8004 today to schedule your initial consultation and learn which treatments can best help you reach your goals.