Your guide to healthy, youthful skin at any age
You may think beautiful, youthful skin is tied to age. But great skin comes down to how you care for it. Maintaining a holistic, proactive approach can keep your skin looking vibrant at any age and boost your confidence, too. Put your best face forward with these eight tips for youthful-looking skin:
1. Get at least eight hours of sleep each night
Lack of sleep saps your glow, instantly aging you. If your skin is aging due to lack of sleep, improving your sleep habits will definitely give it a boost of youth. If you wake up in the middle of the night and can’t fall back asleep, do something that bores you, such as reading your least favorite section of the newspaper.
2. Develop a positive attitude
Negativity can make you look and feel old. In fact, research shows that how you perceive aging affects how long you will live. A recent study showed that people with more positive perceptions of their own aging lived an average of 7.5 years longer! Now there’s a reason to turn that frown upside down.
3. Chow down on healthy foods rich in antioxidants
Fruits and vegetables high in flavonoids and carotenoids, two powerful plant-based antioxidants, help remove the free radicals from your skin and body that cause premature aging. Some superfoods you should be eating more of include blueberries, beans, raw almonds, avocados, and kale.
4. Drink eight glasses of water per day
One of the many benefits of drinking water is softer, moister skin. Water also helps to flush out dangerous toxins from the body. Loss of hydration in the skin shows in all sorts of ways–dryness, tightness, and flakiness being only a few. Dry skin has less resilience and is more prone to wrinkling—so be young and drink up!
5. Exercise regularly
The secret to living a better, longer life is as simple as lacing up your sneakers and hitting the gym. In fact, a significant amount of research has shown that working out can help your brain, bones, heart, and skin look and act younger. Walking is a gentle and fun way to keep your blood flowing without creating stress on your joints.
6. Get glowing with laser facials
Laser facials, like Clear + Brilliant, use fractional laser technology to repair sun-damaged skin by replacing it with healthy tissue. This innovative technology can also help reserve other skin conditions, such as fine lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores, and sunspots.
7. Restore volume with dermal fillers
Injectable dermal fillers like Juvéderm are some of the most popular cosmetic procedures. They increase your skin’s volume while reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Skin fillers ensure your face will look rejuvenated and fresh without surgery.
8. Smooth fine lines and wrinkles with Botox
Botox is another common injectable. It stops your facial muscles from making involuntary contractions. This neuromodulator minimizes lines around the forehead, eyes, and mouth, and one treatment typically lasts three to four months.
Youthful skin is in your hands
The beauty of great skin is that everyone can have it… if you’re willing to put in the work. In addition to making key lifestyle changes, treating yourself to the latest and greatest in aesthetic dermatology can keep you looking radiant and fresh-faced through the decades.