Everyone wants to look younger than they really are. But, what steps are you taking right now to look younger? It doesn’t matter how old you are, you are most likely doing things that age your face immensely…even without knowing it! If you want to look 30 even when you’re 50 or 60 there are a few things you can do now to help.
Smoking is one of the worst health habits people can do, especially when it comes to your skin. Nicotine forces the small blood vessels in your face to strangulate themselves, depriving your skin of necessary oxygen. You’ll not only get those telltale lip lines, but you may notice your face ages faster the more you smoke.
Diet and skin have a strong relationship. There are foods you can eat to help give you a more youthful appearance, and there are foods you should avoid. Some foods you should consume weekly include:
- Yellow Bell Peppers – Great for erasing wrinkles.
- Eggs – Helps combat free radicals and sagging skin.
- Whole Grains – These contain selenium, which can protect your skin from damaging sun rays.
- Salmon – Omega-3 fatty acids decrease inflammation and can help treat blemishes.
Similarly, you should avoid fatty, greasy, and foods with saturated fat and high sodium. These all dehydrate the skin, add excess sebum, and can give your skin a dull, aged look.
Skin resurfacing can help rejuvenate the outer layer of skin on your face, reduce the signs of acne scars and blemishes, and even reduce wrinkles. Don’t try at-home chemical peels or dermabrasion kits; instead, meet with a professional and have your procedure done by a plastic surgeon to ensure you don’t damage the skin permanently. Read: 3 Most Common Skin Care Procedures
Straws, when used frequently, can actually increase the number of wrinkles around the mouth. To try minimizing how many wrinkles you form around your lips, drink from a glass or a mug.
The best skincare advice is that from plastic surgery professionals or health care providers, not your friends or family who think they are skincare experts. Everyone has different skin, different levels of aging, DNA, and so on. Remember that everyone is different. One method or product that works for one person may not work for another. Using the products recommended by others could actually age your skin faster, especially if you are using products or methods that aren’t right for you.
Water is a key ingredient for younger skin. Dehydrated skin can sag and look older. Drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day to keep your skin youthful, hydrated, and glowing.
There are plenty of ways to reverse the signs of aging and correct damage already done by harmful UV rays. The professionals at the Plastic Surgery Center for Excellence can help. Meet with us today for a no-obligation consultation at 561-537-3588, and we can discuss your options, give you additional advice and even pick out procedures that help give you that youthful, glowing appearance once again.