We’ve all heard the saying, “the grass isn’t greener on the other side, it’s greener on the side where you water it.” The same goes for your skin, and it’s time to give your skin a little TLC. Here are some of the best anti aging secrets.
Don’t be sparse with lotion, whenever you can moisturize do so and you will reduce fine lines when it plumps your skin and protect it from aging further. Richard Fitzpatrick, an associate clinical professor of dermatology at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, explains, “When we do a peel or surgery, probably the single most important factor around healing is keeping the area well moisturized.” He tells us that sun damage should be treated in the same way with a moisturizer containing glycerin, shea butter, or any other basic hydrator. A daily lotion will also diffuse the damage of smiles and squints from the elasticity it brings your skin.
Quick tip: Stay away from free radicals in your lotion and add ingredients that increase collagen growth and cell turnover.
Don’t Do Damage Working Out
Some people tense their jaw and throat while exercising, which will end up pulling the face down. Of course, this is not an excuse to stop exercising, but instead be mindful how you’re affecting your body.
Sunscreen Always, & By Always We Mean Always
Don’t think that because you aren’t sunbathing that you can’t get skin damage from the sun. UVA is a ray that doesn’t get a lot of recognition because it causes a tenth of the tanning, but it is carcinogenic and creates the grayish, yellow-y tone on older people. These rays can travel through car, office, and home windows so don’t think your protected if you aren’t directly in the sunlight.
Fire Isn’t Your Friend
When you sit close to a fire redness appears and there is a breakdown of collagen. Stay at least 10 feet away to avoid damaged skin.
Don’t Overdue Fillers
Volume fillers like Juvéderm are great anti aging products, but they can actually add years if not done correctly. Seth L. Mattarasso, a clinical professor of dermatology at the University of California School of Medicine in San Fransisco points out if the fillers are overdone, “their eyes, mouth, and even their jawlines can become dwarfed by their protuberant cheeks. He recommends filling the fat pads that decrease with age. He comments, “Filling in the periphery of the face restores softness and balance without making you look done.”
A Helping Hand From Botox
Francesca Fusco, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center says Botox with can shrink glands just under the jawline that make some women look jowly.
Wrinkles From Sleeping?
Well sleeping isn’t the issue it’s your pillowcase that could be giving you wrinkles when the skin is pressed up against the wrinkles on a pillow. Either sleep on your back or get pillowcases made from satin or the highest thread count.
Subside aging for as long as you can by implementing these anti aging skincare best practices.