It’s an inevitable fact of life – your skin changes with age. The things you did for amazing skin in your teens and 20s probably won’t keep your skin looking vibrant and youthful today. To keep your skin looking and feeling its best, you’ll need to change how you care for it.
How Aging Affects Your Skin
The most noticeable age-related changes to your skin include:
- Decreased skin elasticity, which makes your skin sag
- Darker pigmentation, or “age spots”
- Pore size
- Pronounced fine lines, wrinkles
- Overall thinning of the muscle and fat just below the surface on your face
Not everyone experiences the signs of aging in the same way – one person might develop deeper wrinkles than does another person, for example. Several factors, including genetics, ethnicity, and sun exposure, affect how your skin ages. One of the most important factors in how your skin ages is what you do to care for your skin.
Go from Aging Skin to Amazing Skin in 8 Easy Steps
1. Stay out of the sun whenever possible
The U.S. National Library of Medicine says that sunlight is a significant cause of skin aging. Avoiding the sunshine can be challenging in South Florida, but you can resist the urge to sunbathe for hours at a time.
2. Wear sunscreen every day
Apply sunscreen to all skin not covered by clothing. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends you use a sunscreen or facial moisturizer with an SPF of 30 or higher for optimal protection. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen to your hands to prevent signs of aging there.
3. Use moisturizer
Use moisturizers on your face and moisturizing lotions on your body. Moisturizers trap water in your skin, which can help plump up the skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines. Moisturizing your skin can also make your complexion look younger and brighter.
4. Stop smoking
The toxins in tobacco smoke cause premature lines and wrinkles, a dry and dull complexion, loss of firmness of the skin, and leathery skin.
5. Consider products containing AHA or retinoids
Certain products containing alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) or retinoids can make your skin look younger. Retinoids are chemical compounds derived from vitamin A, which regulates the growth of skin cells. AHAs can reduce the appearance of skin wrinkling, smooth out uneven skin tones, and soften skin by removing dead skin cells and by conditioning the surface of the skin.
6. Botoxaser skin rejuvination from
Botox is an injectable that effectively reduces the appearance of moderate to severe forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet.
7. Get a Hydrafacial
Hydrafacial™ is a soothing, moisturizing hydradermabrasion procedure that combines cleansing, exfoliation, hydration, and antioxidant protection. This non-invasive and non-irritating facial treatment improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. HydraFacial™ also addresses enlarged and clogged pores that often develop when you are in your 40s and 50s. HydraFacial™ is suitable for most skin types, including aging skin, thin skin, and ethnic skin.
8. Have a chemical peel
A chemical peel helps to renew aging skin while diminishing spots, scars, and expression lines.
Do you want amazing skin in your 40s and 50s? Call us now to find out how our state-of-the-art treatments keep your skin looking great as you age.
Make an Appointment For a Cosmetic Treatment
Call DermaClinic in Coral Gables at (786) 210-4234 to make an appointment and learn more about our anti-aging treatments. In the meantime, don’t forget to check out our specials page, for discounted prices on our services.