It is without a doubt that our skin will age. However, there are some things we cannot do anything about, and others we can influence. As we age, our face will begin developing visible lines called wrinkles. It is natural for our skin to lose its elasticity and become thinner. These issues are inevitable, but we can influence other types of aging that affect our skin: our environment and our lifestyle.
The sun is a large factor in prematurely aging our skin. Whether that be through tanning outside in the sun, a tanning bed, or any other indoor tanning equipment. If you plan on going to get a tan, apply a sufficient amount of sunscreen. Preferably a broad-spectrum, SPF 30 (or higher), and water-resistant. All tanning solutions emit harmful UV rays that accelerate how quickly your skin ages.
Smoking is not only harmful to your skin but also your lungs. Smoking speeds up how quickly skin ages, causing wrinkles and produces a dull complexion.
Making a facial expression contracts the muscles underlying your skin. When you repeatedly make a certain facial expression for several years, then these lines become permanent causing wrinkles. Diets which contain excessive sugar and carbs can also accelerate aging.
Moderate exercise throughout the week helps improve circulation and boost your immune system. This helps give skin a more youthful appearance. Also, exercise releases endorphins which make you feel happier. Lastly, working out will help you look better.
Washing your face twice a day and after sweating heavily will help clear out any bacteria clogging your pores. You will also want to wash your skin as soon as possible after sweating.
Lastly, if you are still struggling with skincare or would just like to find a routine that best suits your skin, it is ideal to seek professional help. At the Premier Spa & Laser Center, there are many non-surgical treatments available that can improve the appearance of your skin and correct pre-existing damage. Make sure you don’t damage your skin by trying to correct it yourself. To learn more about your skin and tips to keeping it healthy, Contact Us Today!