Your skin may show signs of aging by your 40s and 50s. It may lose firmness and fine lines and wrinkles may begin to appear. There may be changes in complexion as well. But you can maintain and even improve your appearance with these anti-aging skin care tips, many of which are beneficial for your overall health too.
Ultraviolet (UV) rays damage skin and cause it to age more quickly, which is known as photoaging. They can also break down collagen, disrupt elastin, and cause uneven pigmentation. To stay protected:
Also, avoid tanning beds and sun lamps. Indoor tanning is just as harmful when it comes to UV light exposure.
If you do the following every day, you can delay the effects of aging:
Eating the right foods is one of the most important healthy skin tips. Foods with protein are best. These include fish, beans, and lean meats. Protein helps maintain collagen, and don’t forget your fruits and vegetables. Vitamin C can help your skin look youthful, while lycopene in tomatoes is an antioxidant that protects against sunburn and sun damage.
Omega 3 fatty acids help moisturize the skin. They’re found in salmon, sardines, oysters, and other types of seafood as well as in walnuts and soybeans. Fish oil and flaxseed oil supplements contain omega 3’s as well.
Excessive sugar and carbohydrates break down glucose in the body, which can cause you to age faster. Also, alcohol can dehydrate your skin, which doesn’t help if you want a youthful look.
If you smoke, here’s another reason to quit. Toxins in tobacco smoke can make your skin dry, duller, and less firm. Lines and wrinkles may form prematurely and your skin may become leathery. And get enough sleep. Much of your natural skin renewal and rejuvenation happens when you are sleeping.
For information on the safest and most effective skin rejuvenation solutions in Southern California, call the Laser & Dermatology Institute today at our location in Covina.