5 Ways to Prevent Aging & Protect the Skin
They say youth is wasted on the young and that couldn’t ring truer than when wrinkles begin to appear. The unfortunate part of aging is that our skin begins to lose elasticity, which causes fine lines and sagging around the eyes, mouth, and neck. Though this process is inevitable, there are ways you can slow it down and protect your skin from damage. Read on for a list of ways to prevent aging!
It’s Always Sunny Somewhere
One big issue is that most individuals do not protect their skin from harmful UVA rays. Don’t be fooled by a gray sky. Just because it’s cloudy, doesn’t mean the rays can’t reach your skin. If that’s not enough to make you slather up, consider this; UVA rays have the ability to pass through windows. This means you aren’t safe just because you’re indoors. If there is a window, there are UVA rays! It’s always a good idea to apply sunscreen to your face as part of your morning routine.
Wash Your Face
We’ve been told our entire lives to wash our face before bed. If you want to prevent unnecessary premature aging, you should be following this advice every night. Throughout the day, makeup, lotions, products, and pollutants collect on our face. If we don’t wash them off before bed, we sleep in the day’s dirt and grime. Bacteria is now cloging our pores while we sleep, inhibiting the cycle of regrowth needed for a healthy complexion. Before your head hits the pillow, cleanse, tone, and apply anti-aging serums for your skin to reach its maximum potential.
Drink Plenty of Water
Yes, we actually mean water, not coffee, tea, fruit juices, or coke. Not all liquids are created equal, and water is the holy grail for anti-aging. Your cells need water for a host of reasons. Water is the best and purest way to detoxify the body because it eliminates harmful substances that accelerate the aging process from your skin. Water also carries vital nutrients to your cells, which allows them to function properly and repair damage. All of which you’ll need for a healthy youthful glow.
You Are What You Eat
Diet is crucial for optimal health but also plays a huge role in the aging process. Feed your body foods rich in antioxidants. This means you are getting a good source of fiber, low saturated fats, and all the vitamins your skin needs. Some of the best foods to eat are fruit, dark leafy greens, and foods high in healthy fats (think avocados, nuts, and seeds).
When our bodies are tired and worn, it shows on the face and in our eyes. Taking time to get the sleep we need means we are giving our cells time to regenerate and stay healthy. Sleep also helps lower stress and anxiety, two factors which can accelerate aging. Unwinding before bed is challenging for some, so we recommend ditching the phone and implementing a strict bedtime routine. This way your brain knows that rest is on its way.
If you want to see what non-surgical, anti-aging, treatments we provide at Marvel Cosmetic Surgery, call 615-329-3900. Our expert team members will help you decide what options are right for you by booking you a consultation. Don’t wait and get that skin you’ve been dreaming off today!