Proactive Skin Care
aging gracefully starts with lifestyle choices and an effective skin care routine
Good skin care practices improve the appearance of aging skin by repairing damage and restoring skin health.
Aging gracefully. . .
The three simple secrets and the most important factors to protecting your skin from premature aging and prevent wrinkles are:
- Lifestyle changes
- An anti-aging skin care routine that includes antioxidants
The best way to prevent wrinkles and protect your skin from showing signs of aging is to be familiar the factors that cause premature aging in the first place!
It's a lifetime choice of dedication to an ageless future
With a few lifestyle changes and good skin care practices you can protect your skin from developing wrinkles, age spots and other symptoms of aging skin.
There are two types of aging: intrinsic and external.
Intrinsic aging is a natural process guided by the genes we inherit while external aging is governed by lifestyle choices. Proactive skin care means being aware that changing the following habits will have a direct impact on the overall health of your skin:
- Overexposure to the sun:
Photoaging is the biggest factor contributing to wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, and other symptoms of premature skin aging.
Accelerates aging by creating biochemical changes throughout our bodies. Not to mention the pucker lines that develop around the mouth from the constantly inhaling.
Necessary to encourage sufficient circulation, blood flow to stimulate cell health and renewal.
Excessive alcohol consumption encourages blood to rush to the surface of the skin (flushing) which contributes to broken capillaries under the surface of the skin.
Along with a myriad of physical effects, stress has a direct impact on skin health. Worry lines? You bet 'cha!
Insufficient sleep can cause puffy, and/or dark under eye circles along with loss of skin tone producing sagginess. Those who don't sleep on their backs also accumulate sleep lines over time that become deeply etched into the surface of the skin.
Nutrition and adequate hydration with an "anti-aging" diet has proven to improve overall skin health and prevent aging skin symptoms.
Clinical Studies and Science consistently document:
Adopting a proactive skin care approach along with good skin care practices start with protecting your skin daily with sunscreen and adopting a healthier "anti-aging lifestyle" work in concert to dramatically improve the overall appearance of the skin and protect the skin from the effects of premature aging.
Using a daily sun blocking product that prevents both UVA and UBA rays from damaging the skin is critical to prevent wrinkles and to effectively rejuvenate skin.
The FDA recently approved a longer lasting and more effective UVA ray blocking agent called Mexoryl. I particularly like L'Oreal's Anthelios SX which combines Mexoryl with octocrylene, and avobenzone because it provides broad spectrum sun filtering protection.
Learn more: Anthelios with Mexoryl- Best Sunscreen
ANTI-AGING SKIN CARE ROUTINE
Your skin needs nutrition too! Develop a comprehensive skin care routine that feeds your skin a rich diet of nutrients, including plenty of antioxidants.
A vital function of antioxidants is to serve as a defense system to prevent cellular damage. Antioxidants work to inhibit destructive free radical activity which destroys collagen and causes other important functions for maintaining skin health to break down.
For rejuvenating aging skin, the more antioxidants the better and the more varied use of different antioxidants is best.
Learn more: Antioxidant Skin Care
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