Aging isn’t the most enjoyable thing in the world. As we age, things gradually stop working as they should, and the signs of aging begin presenting themselves on our skin. Wrinkles and fine lines are the most common and arguably least welcomed additions to our faces. But there are things we can do to stave off their occurrence and minimize their presence when they begin to appear.
Beyond providing BOTOX® Cosmetic and Jeuveau® treatments, our team at Vita Aesthetics & Wellness also strives to educate our patients. There are several things you can do at home to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and keep them off your face for as long as possible. For aesthetic options, get in touch with our team at Vita and schedule your appointment today.
1. Protect Your Skin From the Sun
Sun damage results in more than just the appearance of brown spots. Frequent sun exposure can damage your skin and ruin its texture too. This leads to the onset and deepening of fine lines gradually increasing as you age.
Studies show that the best means of preventing wrinkles caused by the sun is to use sunscreen. Anything above SPF 50 can serve to reduce the impact of the sun’s harmful rays and keep your skin looking fresh, vibrant, and wrinkle-free.
2. Ditch Smoking to Avoid Wrinkles
In case you need another reason to stop smoking, here it is; smoking makes wrinkles worse! Tobacco has been shown to damage collagen and elastin – two substances responsible for your skin’s elasticity and strength.
Moreover, the nicotine in cigarettes causes your blood vessels to constrict. This constriction reduces blood flow to your skin, causing it to receive less oxygen and nutrients. Receiving less of what it needs causes the skin to age at a more rapid pace. So, the bottom line is, do your skin and your body a favor by quitting smoking!
3. Prevent Wrinkles by Adopting a Skincare Routine
A daily skincare routine can do wonders to keep your skin youthful. Retinoids can be especially beneficial when it comes to preventing wrinkles.
Retinoids are derived from Vitamin A and have the ability to increase collagen. They can also encourage skin regeneration and can promote new blood vessels. These factors can help improve the skin’s overall appearance and help you live wrinkle-free.
4. Remember to Stay Hydrated
Drinking water is obviously important for life. But did you know that besides keeping your body in check, water can also help keep your skin healthy and hydrated?
A study conducted in 2015 on the effects of water on the skin concluded that drinking more water can positively impact normal skin physiology, keeping your skin hydrated and thereby reducing aging signs.
Learn More About Reducing Wrinkles at Vita
Wrinkles and fine lines can be stalled by making certain lifestyle choices. The next step is to give aesthetic treatments a try. Here at our Whittier office, we provide injectable treatments that can help stave off the effects of age, giving you the beautiful, wrinkle-free look you deserve.
We are a sister company to Montes Medical Group, which has provided compassionate quality care to Whittier and surrounding communities such as East Los Angeles and Inglewood for over 30 years. To connect with our team, submit our request form below or give us a call at (562) 205-4500.