Spring is the time of the year when we celebrate love, romance, and relationships. While most people concentrate on showering love on their partners, showering some love on yourself is important, too. If you’re bothered by the appearance of your skin, then taking some steps to improve it is easier than you might think. This spring, here are some of our top tips for loving your skin and how our team led by Dr. Lucian J. Rivela can help.

Wear Sunscreen

One way you can show your skin love is by avoiding harmful sun damage. Sun damage not only causes premature aging and damage to the skin, but it can predispose you to skin cancer. Wear sunscreen daily with at least SPF 30, applying it at least 15 minutes before you go outside. Make sure to also reapply every two hours if you spend significant time outside.


Hydrated skin is healthy and bright. Moisturize at least twice per day (ideally morning and night) to keep your skin looking great. Moisturizing can also prevent the effects of aging, helping you avoid fine lines and wrinkles. Make sure to select a non-comedogenic moisturizer that matches your skin type and consider switching to a thicker formulation during the winter months.

Stay Hydrated

Drinking enough water each day isn’t just for general health, it affects how great your skin looks too. Our skin contains an ingredient called hyaluronic acid which binds to water molecules and retains moisture. It also produces volume, meaning when you drink enough water, your skin looks plumper and more youthful.

Use Vitamin C

Vitamin C is one of the most valuable active ingredients you can include in your regimen. Vitamin C is an antioxidant, meaning it protects against damage throughout the day and prevents the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. It can also brighten the skin and create a more even tone, reducing pigmentation and blotchiness. Consider adding a vitamin C serum to your morning skincare routine.

Consume a Healthy Diet

A balanced, nutritious diet supports not only our overall health but also the appearance of our skin. Fruits, vegetables, and good fats like avocado contain antioxidants that fight free radicals, keeping the skin healthy. Similarly, avoid foods that cause inflammation such as processed sugar or sodium – these also tend to trigger acne and breakouts.

Consider Skin Treatments

Apart from following an appropriate skincare regimen, many cosmetic procedures can also enhance your skin. Rivela Plastic Surgery offers several injectable treatments including SkinVive and Morpheus8 that are designed to rejuvenate your skin and give it a radiant boost. These procedures work towards diminishing wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging for younger-looking, vibrant skin. 

Schedule an Appointment

If you are ready to show some love to your skin, visit Rivela Plastic Surgery in The Woodlands, TX for a consultation. Our providers will help you develop a personalized treatment plan for your unique skin goals during a consultation. Contact us today to get started.