It’s no secret; we all must age. But, if we all have to age, why not do everything we can to put it off for as long as possible? From volume loss, fine lines, and wrinkles to age spots, discoloration, and texture issues, all of these can cause us to look older than we feel. Read on for ten ways to keep your skin looking young and vibrant.
1. Stay Out of The Sun
Always wear a high-quality sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 or higher, and make sure that its broad-spectrum before going outside during the day. Keep in mind that the sun’s rays are out whether it’s sunny or not, so be sure that you wear sunscreen, rain or shine. Remember to reapply every few hours for maximum, all-day protection.
2. Hydrate Yourself
Another helpful tip to looking younger is hydration. You should aim for eight glasses of filtered water every day to keep your skin looking radiant and support optimal health. Dehydration can quickly cause your skin to look dry and dull—causing wrinkles and aging. Drinking enough water will replenish your skin’s cells and tissues for younger-looking skin.
3. Get Plenty of Sleep
Your body continuously releases hormones that promote new cell turnover and renewal when you sleep. Use this time to use age-defying retinoids and beta hydroxy acids, which are both excellent wrinkle fighters and exfoliators. But keep in mind that these can make you more sensitive to sunlight, so make sure you’re extra vigilant about applying sunscreen.
4. Perfect Your Skin Care
While water helps to keep your skin hydrated from the inside, you can also help it on the outside by making sure you’re using a high-quality moisturizer. Hydrated skin not only looks better, but it’s also stronger and able to fight off more irritants.
5. Eat A Healthy Diet
A diet that is heavy in fruits and vegetables means arming your body with essential nutrients that help your body ward off the damaging effects of free radicals found in the environment.
6. Stay Active
Staying active and maintaining a healthy weight can help you look younger by increasing blood flow and moving oxygen and critical nutrients throughout your body.
7. Establish A Routine
While there are steps to help reverse skin damage, it is so much easier to help prevent damage before it begins. Make a good skincare routine a daily habit. Use a gentle cleanser, an exfoliator, and make sure you’re using the proper treatments and moisturizer for your skin type.
8. Limit Alcohol and Caffeine
A good latte or martini can be an excellent pick-up, but you should consume both alcohol and caffeine in moderation. Too much can wreak havoc on your skin by dehydrating and robbing it of key nutrients. Next time you feel like an afternoon pick-me-up, aim for water with electrolytes or a smoothie.
9. Avoid Stress
Life can be stressful; there is no way around it. Find ways to keep the peace by practicing meditation, journaling, or finding a hobby that you can simply relax and enjoy.
10. Invest in Your Skin
There are many surgical and non-surgical treatment options that you can choose from to help get your skin back on track and looking youthful.
Here are just a few of the surgical and non-surgical treatments offered by double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. W. Marshall Guy:
Take Action Now for a Beautiful Future
Your skin will eventually show how you treat it, so treat it well now for a beautiful future. If you have any questions about caring for your skin, or if you would like help turning back the hands of time, the team at Dr. Guy Facial Plastic Surgery in The Woodlands, TX, is here for you. Learn more about anti-aging treatments by calling our office at (832) 945-1040 or contact us through our website.