Aging beautifully doesn’t mean you need to look like a 20-something; it means looking your best no matter your age. Here are five tips to help you be your beautiful self:
1. Slather Up
Did you know that up to 90% of dark spots, wrinkles, and skin sagging are a result of sun exposure? That’s because the sun accelerates the breakdown of collagen. I can’t say this enough: excessive exposure to the sun promotes skin cancer and aging. Sunscreen of at least SPF 30 that blocks both UVA and UVB rays is the most important thing you can do to have healthy skin and stave off premature aging. And remember to apply sunscreen to all exposed skin whenever you go outside.
2. Eat Right
When your mother told you to eat your veggies, she was being smart about your skin, too. Having a balanced diet with increased amounts of fruits and vegetables will provide important nutrition for skin health. A diet rich in antioxidants:
- helps to promote healthy collagen.
- fights free radical-causing sun damage.
- improves certain inflammatory conditions
3. Drink Up
Drinking plenty of water is great for your skin, as well as the rest of you. Dehydrated skin looks old and wrinkled. So, avoid caffeinated drinks that dehydrate, and drink lots of water.
And, consider getting a HydraFacial treatment. It cleanses, extracts and hydrates your skin. In a quick treatment, HydraFacial…
- Uncovers a new layer of skin with gentle exfoliation and relaxing resurfacing.
- Removes debris from pores with painless suction. Nourish with intense moisturizers that quench skin.
- Saturates the skin’s surface with antioxidants and peptides to maximize your glow.
4. Sleep More
The more hours of sleep you get, the more time your skin has to recover from the negative effects of the sun and environmental factors. This means that sleep is a great anti-aging process. So go ahead and embrace the concept of beauty sleep.
5. Quit Now
If you’re still a smoker, you need to stop! Besides all the known medical problems associated with smoking, it’s also terrible for your skin. Nicotine and the smoke from smoking and vaping contain harmful chemicals, including carbon monoxide. These displace oxygen in the skin, as well as reduce healthy blood flow, all of which create a dry and dull appearance of the skin.
So, do yourself a favor and quit now. You’ll feel better and definitely start to look better.
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