But don’t worry, there are things you can do to help slow down the ageing process and keep your skin looking, fresh, young and beautiful for longer.
1 – Protect Yourself From The Sun & Do Not Use Sunbeds
We all know the sun can cause skin damage, but did you know that it’s one of the leading causes of premature ageing? Harmful UV rays can degrade your skin texture and reduce skin elasticity causing premature wrinkles and sagging. Sun cream can offer some protection but the best solution is to avoid long periods in direct sunlight, wear a sun hat or sit in the shade.
2 – Use Anti-Ageing Products
The best time to start using anti-ageing skincare products is before you start to see the signs of age in your skin. By acting preemptively, you’ll be able to slow the ageing process more effectively and keep your skin looking fresher for longer. There are lots of good products out there but here at FACEmed we favour OBAGI – A specialist prescription only range of anti-ageing skincare products. You can find out more about them on our site here.
3 – Stay Hydrated & Hydrate From Within
Keeping your skin hydrated is a simple yet very effective way of reducing wrinkles and keeping your skin looking young. Drinking at least 6-8 glasses of water a day is a great way to start, but if your age is already starting to show, there are other hydration options too. Skin hydration treatments can be done using hyaluronic acid to re-hydrate larger areas of skin such as your neck, chest or hands. You can find out more about this treatment here.
4 – Consider Non-Surgical Procedures
Over the last few years non-surgical anti-aging procedures such as Botox and Derma Fillers have become increasingly popular. As with many anti-aging treatments, the earlier in the ageing process you start, the better the results will be. Ideal for crow’s feet, forehead lines or wrinkles around the lips, this treatment is a top choice for many people looking to stay young for longer.
5 – Eat Clean & Exercise
There are some aspects of ageing that we can’t control, such as your genetics, but there are plenty of things we can influence too. By exercising regularly, eating clean, fresh, nutritious foods and avoiding unhealthy habits you can reduce the free-radicals in your body that contribute to ageing. Slowing down degeneration and keeping your skin healthy for longer.