As we get old, maintaining young-looking healthy skin becomes challenging. Here are few easy options you can incorporate into your lifestyle in order to attain a healthy skin.
MAINTAIN A HEALTHY AND BALANCED LIFE
- Exercise Daily
Physical activity increases blood flow in our body and promotes healthier skin. Exercise help blood cells to bring oxygen and vital nutrients to working cells and remove waste. Working out regularly cleanses and firms your skin from the inside.
- Manage your stress
Stress and anxiousness age your skin fast. Stress and anxiety lead to the production of the inflammatory hormone that breaks down collagen which causes irritation, redness, and breakouts.
In order to deal with stress, you need to set aside time from your daily routine and relax. Deep breathing and yoga are excellent ways to quell your nerves and lower your stress level. You can also add several antioxidants like blueberries, oranges, and leafy greens in your diet to manage your stress lines.
- Eat a well-balanced diet and stay hydrated throughout the day
What we eat has a major impact on our health and how we look. Fatty, sweet, and processed foods break down elastin and collagen in our body and cause dryness, sag and wrinkle. Consumption of healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and a great amount of water decrease your risks of collagen breakdown and increase skin’s elasticity and vibrancy.
- Quit smoking and limit your alcohol
Smoking restricts circulation and prevents your skin from receiving adequate oxygen and nutrients. It breaks down the collagen in the skin and over the time the amount of collagen your body produces significantly decreases. The decrease of collagen in the skin causes wrinkles. Also, high consumption of alcohol dehydrates the skin. It is always suggested to drink plenty of water along with an alcoholic beverage.
ESTABLISH A SKINCARE ROUTINE
- Apply SPF whenever expose to the sun
Protect your skin from damaging UVB and UVA rays of the sun. Applying sunscreen 10-15minutes before the exposure to UVA rays each day can protect your skin from the harmful effects of the rays. Also, it is always suggested to wear protective clothing when you are outdoors. Cover your body to avoid direct contact with the sun rays.
- Moisturize and Exfoliate your skin
As you are aware of the importance of hydrating your skin, moisturizers also help as a layer of protection. Body lotions replenish dry, flaky skin. Moisturize your face, arms, and legs in the morning, evening, and after showering. Also, removing the top layers of skin with an exfoliant promotes cell renewal. Exfoliate your skin once or twice a week to remove the dead cells from your skin.
- Use anti-aging products
Anti-aging products contain vitamin A (retinoid) which help to reduce the visible effects of aging. These products escalate the speed of cells turn over and stimulate the increased production of collagen.
START DERMATOLOGIST TREATMENT
- Remove outer layers of skin
Instead of exfoliating, book a visit to your dermatologist for a chemical peel. In a chemical peel, dermatologists apply an acid solution to your face and peel off the top layers of your skin leaving you with fresh, healthy looking.
- Fill in lines and wrinkles
Non-surgical treatments like Botox and Cosmetic fillers when given by experienced dermatologists can treat fine lines, wrinkles, or thinning skin. Botox, when injected into your forehead, can decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by temporarily relaxing the muscles.
Cosmetic fillers improve the tissues and fill in wrinkles and even out folds. These fillers include collagen, hyaluronic acid, and fat from your thigh. Hyaluronic acid fillers are the ones most commonly used and they last for about 12-18 months once done to perfection.
These simple tips will help you with younger looking skin naturally. Remember to take care of yourself and you’ll see your skin glow.