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Start Protecting Your Skin Now

Start Protecting Your Skin NowMany people desire to project a youthful face that is free of signs of aging. Unfortunately, factors like genetics, sun exposure, and the stresses of life can lead to wrinkles, fine lines, and dark spots. And while these conditions typically worsen over time, cosmetic treatment can provide effective improvement. Dr. Carlton Scroggins regularly performs a variety of procedures, such as brow lift surgery, facial fat transfer, or nonsurgical skin resurfacing, for men and women of all ages. If you’re still considering cosmetic treatment, just know that it’s never too late to start protecting your skin from future damage now.

Below are some tips that can help stave off the aging process.

Consume Less Sugar

Sugar raises insulin levels and accelerates aging in the skin through a process called glycation. While eliminating sugar from your diet completely would be best, it’s not realistic. Aim to consume no more than 30 grams of sugar per day. This can be done by drinking water instead of sugary sodas or juices and by eating fresh fruits and vegetables instead of processed foods.

Moisturize

Although it’s no secret that lotions and creams can keep the skin hydrated, there are some products that just work better than others. When moisturizing your face, try to use a lotion that is alcohol-free and contains retinol to fight against dryness and wrinkles.

Vitamins & Minerals

You may be shocked by this, but chances are you don’t get your daily recommended value of vitamins & minerals like Vitamin D, iron, and magnesium. To fulfill these needs, try to eat foods like green vegetables, milk, and nuts. It may also be a good idea to take a multivitamin on a daily basis.

Exfoliate

Dead skin cells are constantly lurking on the surface of your skin. Exfoliating your face once or twice a week not only removes these dead skin cells, but it also enables the healthy cells beneath to come to the surface.

Wear Sunscreen

Protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays is one of the most important things you can do to ward off premature aging. Wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or greater every day, rain or shine.

If you’re unsatisfied with signs of aging on your face, we recommend you call (301) 220-0400 or fill out our online contact form today. Dr. Carlton Scroggins and his caring staff strive to provide you with results that you can feel confident about.

Tips for Getting Lean

How to Get Lean

How to Get Lean2015 has just started, and as you look at yourself in the mirror, you may be unsatisfied with certain parts of your body. Perhaps you’ve tried dieting and exercising before but were left with the same excess fat in areas like the midsection and thighs. Cosmetic treatments like liposuction and tummy tuck surgery can safely improve these areas of your physique and provide lasting results. However, we’ve provided some helpful tips that can help you get leaner in the meantime.

Vitamin D

Achieving a leaner, more muscular body starts from the inside out. For this reason, your bone health should be at the top of your list. Vitamin D not only keeps your bones strong, but it also helps prevent osteoporosis from developing as you age. The best way to get your daily dose of vitamin D is through a diet that includes eggs, salmon, and fish oil.

Ignore the “Fat Burning Zone”

While it’s been a hotly debated subject for years, there still aren’t enough facts to prove whether the fat burning zone does or doesn’t exist. Instead of worrying about warming your body up for 20 minutes before beginning your regimen, focus on performing high intensity exercises that begin with and end with a 10-minute cardio cool down.

Choose the Path of “More” Resistance

Studies have proven time and time again that the plateau effect exists. In other words, to burn more fat tissue during your workouts, always strive to increase resistance when possible. This helps to build more muscle and make you stronger in the process of burning fat.

If you are having trouble getting the body you want, we encourage you to call our practice at (301) 220-0400 or fill out our online contact form today. Dr. Carlton Scroggins and his caring staff look forward to hearing from you soon!

 

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Carlton H. Scroggins, M.D.
7525 Greenway Center Dr.
Suite 113
Greenbelt, MD 20770
1010 Wayne Ave # 410
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 220-0400
Fax: 301-220-1719

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