As we move through life, there are many factors that will contribute to aging skin, from genetics to lifestyle choices. Prematurely skin aging occurs when the process of developing fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven tone and texture happens too soon.
Lifestyle plays a big role, but just as important are the intervention steps we take to give our skin the very best chance at staying plump, firm, and glowing.
Protection from the Sun
What is the very best anti-aging cream? Sunscreen. The sun causes more damage to the skin than anything else.
However, everyone loves the look of being tanned, so one of the best anti-aging serums can also be your self-tanner. Self-tanning serums can provide you with the bronze glow of a tan but without the long-lasting sunspots, wrinkles, and leathery skin.
So cover up with SPF but also with long sleeves and a hat when you’re enjoying fun in the sun because SPF is not the only way to protect your skin.
Kick Your Bad Habits to the Curb
As we all know, smoking is bad for our bodies, as is alcohol. Smoking causes wrinkles from the smoke getting on your skin. Alcohol dehydrates you and does damage to your organs. Unfortunately, not even the best anti-aging products can fight these effects.
Addictions can be hard to beat, but there’s help available. Talk to your general practitioner or a therapist to find out how you can take back control.
Think About Your Movement
When it comes to aging, there are both good movements and less good movements. Exercise is incredibly beneficial for anti-aging, especially when combined with an anti-aging cream.
But a less great movement is repetitive facial expressions. Over time the expressions will set in the muscles and create lines. Some of the best anti-aging serums can help, but it helps to be more conscious of those habits.
Use the Right Products
The best anti-aging products should not sting or burn your skin. If your skin is burning or stinging, it means that it’s irritated, which can cause redness, discoloration, and dryness, all of which will make you look older.
It’s Never Too Late
Luckily, some quick interventions can have a big impact on the look of your skin and can even turn back the clock a little bit. For example, regular exercise, drinking more water, or quitting smoking will lead to your skin starting to look better.
However, there are some signs of premature aging that even the best anti-aging products and lifestyle changes can’t resolve.
For greater rejuvenating effects, give us a call at Advanced Dermatology to see how we can help.