While we all know the visible signs of aging are inevitable at some point, there’s nothing wrong with wanting to delay them as long as possible. The good news is there are actually a variety of non-invasive ways to do just that.
As the largest organ of the body, the skin is designed to protect our internal organs from things like bacteria, environmental damage and extreme temperatures. However, the skin requires some protection of its own from both internal and external factors that dramatically affect its appearance, texture and overall health.
Below are our top five anti-aging secrets for younger looking skin.
Your skin needs nourishment from the inside out to look its best, which is why a diet primarily comprised of antioxidant-rich fruits and veggies, healthy fats from fish, avocados, nuts and seeds, and foods like sweet potatoes, broccoli and tomatoes full of carotenoids and Vitamins A and C are so beneficial. Not only do they give your skin a healthy glow from within, but they can neutralize free radicals and actually protect your skin from sunburn, sun damage and environmental toxins.
Refined and processed sugars on the other hand create end products in the body that can lead to breakouts and irritation, as well as a dull, dry appearance.
Proper hydration is also key for optimal skin texture and elasticity.
Exercising regularly both increases blood flow for an outward rosy glow, as well as helps detox the body through sweating and deep breathing. As a bonus, sweat is a natural exfoliant and deep breathing is good for relaxation.
Smoking and drinking excessive alcohol are obviously unhealthy habits, but many aren’t aware how counterproductive they are to most anti-aging strategies. Smoker’s lines around the lips and eyes are some of the hardest to conceal and treat once they’re formed, and excessive alcohol both dehydrates and inflames skin tissues leaving you with a dull, wrinkled - even gray — appearance or increased redness and puffiness — sometimes both!
Plus, drinking in excess can greatly affect the quality of your beauty sleep, which is vital to skin health because sleeping is when skin cells experience their most active turnover rate.
Cleansing and hydrating your skin every single day is not just helpful in reducing the signs of aging, it’s vital! Selecting products designed especially for your skin type and concerns is also important. The foundation of any skin care program is an effective, yet gentle cleanser (we love a double cleanse) that won’t dry out your skin and a nourishing a.m. (with suncreen) and p.m. (with retinols) moisturizer.
Depending on your age and skin condition, there are a variety of serums, creams and oils designed to address breakouts, dryness/dullness, fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots to personalize your beauty routine. If you’re not sure which products would most benefit you, a Kalologie Med Spa aesthetician would be happy to evaluate your skincare needs and prescribe the appropriate regimen.
This best way to delay the visible signs of aging is to regularly practice prevention. Use sunscreen everyday and not just on the face since sun damage is the most common cause of crepey skin and age spots on the arms and legs.
Sunglasses or a wide-brimmed hat can help reduce the squinting that leads to crow’s feet.
And start injectables like Botox, Xeomin and Dypsort early, before wrinkle formation — or at least before deep wrinkle formation. At Kalologie MedSpa Austin, we can evaluate the signs of early wrinkle formation along with your facial expressions to determine the best way to attack wrinkles before they form. And yes, you will still have access to the facial expressions that make you YOU!
Kalologie offers a full menu of effective, results-oriented facial treatments to keep your skin looking its best. With the latest techniques and technology for deep cleansing, exfoliating and addressing all types of skin concerns, we can help you hydrate, clarify, repair, firm and brighten your skin’s appearance instantly, and prep it to better absorb your skincare products longer term.
In addition, we offer microneedling, dermaplaning and manual and chemical peels, among other therapies for scarring, hyperpigmention and skin texture issues.
Contact Kalologie MedSpa Austin today to prevent and reduce the signs of aging. It’s never too late to put your best face forward