Five Tips on How to Maintain Youthful-Looking Skin
Another year behind us and the new year ahead—time stops for no one. This passing of time comes with aging, which also stops for no one. However, there are things you can do to slow the appearance of aging. With extensive expertise and experience helping people maintain their youthful appearances in the Naples, Florida area, Tru Glō Medspa knows all of the anti-aging tricks. We haven’t found the fabled “Fountain of Youth” yet but can provide you with these Five tips on how to maintain your youthful appearance in the years ahead.
Reduce Your Skin’s Exposure to Harmful Sun Radiation
Other than smoking, nothing ages skin more prematurely than excessive exposure to the damaging rays of the sun. By regularly using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or more, you can significantly reduce your skin’s exposure to damaging UV, UVB, and IR radiation. Additionally, you should try to limit your skin’s exposure to the sun during the 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. period of the day by keeping in shade and dressing appropriately. Oh, and if you smoke, we strongly encourage you to quit—it can be as damaging to skin as excess sunlight!
Maintain a Healthy Diet
While the adage “you are what you eat” isn’t exactly true, what you eat can affect how you look and how you age. Thousands of books have been written about what exactly constitutes a healthy diet, so we’ll provide just a few key diet tips here:
- Make sure you get plenty (at least 1,000 mg) of Vitamin C daily. This vitamin is crucial for the formation and maintenance of your body’s collagen, which is key for healthy-looking skin.
- Include plenty of omega fatty acids in your diet. These provide numerous health benefits, including a reduction in tissue-damaging inflammation and other cellular actions that help keep skin healthy and pliable.
- Avoid foods with high sugar contents. Excess sugar intake can damage collagen and elastin cells in ways that can make the skin appear discolored, wrinkled, and saggy.
- Consume foods and drinks that are high in anti-oxidants. These molecules help protect your body (and skin) from the damage and aging caused by free radicals.
- Drink plenty of water. Lack of hydration dries out your skin, which ages its appearance in both the short and long term.
Try to Engage in Daily Vigorous Exercise
Researchers have determined that vigorous exercise of at least 30 minutes per day provides numerous health benefits. Not only can it help you maintain a healthy body weight, but prevent rapid weight changes that can cause skin sagging. It also stimulates the production of hormones that help aid sleep. And healthy regular sleep patterns help the body’s natural cellular repair process that can help keep your skin looking its best.
Use Retin-A as Part of Your Skin Care Regimen
The vitamin A derivative Retin-A is among the most commonly used anti-aging topical formulae. Originally used for the treatment of acne, researchers discovered that it had distinct skin improvement properties. In particular, Retin-A and other retinol can help slow the aging-induced reduction of the skin’s dermal layer. Tru Glō Medspa carries a variety of Retin-A and retinol-infused products that might work perfectly with your skin type.
Consider Non-Invasive Skin Treatments to Maintain Skin
There are numerous non-invasive treatments and procedures you can consider as part of an annual maintenance plan to slow the development of wrinkles and ward of signs of aging. Anti-wrinkle neurotoxins like Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin can reduce the appearance of existing wrinkles and perhaps slow the development of new ones. Laser treatments and advanced facial treatments like microneedling, dermaplaning, and hydrafacials stimulate collagen production, improves complexion, and reduces blemishes. Yearly maintenance can help stave of the signs of aging skin.
Consult with Tru Glō Medspa About Your Anti-Aging Strategy We trust that these tips for maintaining your youthful appearance in the year(s) ahead will prove helpful. To learn more, Tru Glō Medspa would be glad to consult with you about developing your perfect anti-aging strategy. Contact us today through our website’s contact page, or by calling 239-919-7009.