What Is Aging?
Aging is a natural process and consequence of getting older, but that doesn’t mean we have to accept it- especially when it happens prematurely. While the goal is aging gracefully, premature aging can happen when we don’t take care of ourselves. While you can’t stop time, you can prevent premature aging with some simple lifestyle choices. When all else fails, you can also call Dr. Johnson at Innovations Medical for powerful anti-aging treatments like fat transfers, dermal fillers, and Fraxel laser treatments.
De-Stress to Save Your Skin
How to Prevent Premature Aging De-stress to Save Your Skin. Stress has been known to impact health for years. It can cause high blood pressure and other cardiac concerns, ulcers and digestive issues, headaches and much more. Stress can also wreak havoc on your skin. When you’re stressed or upset, you may subconsciously scowl or frown. Over time, these actions turn into wrinkles and creases- which will definitely give you something more to frown about.
Smoking is terrible for your skin. Smoking clogs your pores, which can lead to blemishes. It also depletes your skin of moisture, oxygen, and essential proteins like collagen and elastin. Your skin needs all of these elements to stay healthy and look youthful. When these things are depleted by smoking, your skin is at risk for developing fine lines and wrinkles.
Limit Alcohol Consumption
Too much alcohol can discolor the skin, and even cause blood vessels to break and small spider veins to appear.
Limit Sun Exposure
Stay Out of the Sun (Or at Least Wear Sunscreen to Protect Your Skin). By now, we all know that the sun’s ultraviolet rays can damage the skin, causing discoloration like freckles and sunspots. The sun can also deplete collagen and elastin, leaving the skin to sag and wrinkle- aging your skin quickly and leaving you looking older. Broad-spectrum, mineral-based sunscreen with an SPF factor of at least 50 can save your skin from aging too soon.
What You Eat Shows- on Your Skin. What you eat also matters to your body- but not just your waistline. You can fight to age and keep your skin looking great by avoiding foods high in sugar and fat and skipping over-processed foods. Drinking plenty of water and eat fruits, vegetables, and lean meats will help your skin look younger with vitamins and healthy fats.
You can also call Dr. Johnson at Innovations Medical for powerful anti-aging treatments like fat transfers, dermal fillers, and Fraxel laser treatments. Call 214-643-8665 to schedule a consultation.