Aging can be defined as the process of becoming older, and aging involves several biological mechanisms that lead to the deterioration of our health. These common manifestations could range from getting wrinkles, poorer physical and cognitive health, or the most common one, gray hair.
Signs of aging may raise concerns for some individuals, and that is normal. At the same time, many of us would probably prefer to stay at a certain age to stop the process of getting older, but as of now, that is beyond the realms of medical science.
But no need to fret. We might not be able to reverse aging completely, but nowadays, we have numerous ways to reduce or reverse these effects. This variety of options could range from cosmetic surgery, anti-aging products, and an overall change in one’s lifestyle.
The Lifestyle Changes
Did you know that the sun plays a significant role in prematurely aging your skin? There’s a whole range of things that we didn’t know that we do that age our skin faster. But you have nothing to worry about since there are also many ways that we can do to prevent this from happening.
Protecting Your Skin From The Sun
Activities like simply doing errands or spending an entire day out of the sun can make your skin aging faster. So sun protection is necessary and a must. There are ways that you can protect your skin by doing things like seeking shade, covering up with sun-protective clothing — such as a lightweight and long-sleeved shirt, pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses with UV protection — and using a broad-spectrum sunscreen, preferably creams or lotions that ranges around SPF 30 or even higher, you should also choose an SPF cream that is water-resistant. You should apply sunscreen every day to all skin that is not covered by clothing. For more effective protection, look for clothing with an ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) label.
Stop Smoking And Drink Less Alcohol
Smoking, in general, is terrible for your health, and this can cause many adverse effects in your body and can weaken your immune system in the long run. But apart from that, smoking can also speed up the way our skin ages causing dull and sallow complexion and wrinkles. Just like smoking, alcohol also has some pretty adverse effects on the skin and your health in general. Alcohol dehydrates the skin and, in the long run, damages it making a person look older.
Exercising and Eating A Healthy Well-Balanced Diet
Studies show that doing moderate exercises helps us improve the circulation in our body, and it also boosts the immune system that may give us a younger look. Studies also suggested that eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables may help prevent damage that leads to premature skin aging. Findings from research studies also indicate that a diet containing lots of sugar or other refined carbohydrates can accelerate aging.
Taking Care Of Your Skin
A simple skincare routine of cleansing your face and using a moisturizer daily helps your skin have a more youthful appearance. Washing your face allows you to remove the pollution, makeup, and other harmful substances that can eventually harm your skin in the long run. Using moisturizers helps the skin trap water; this results in the skin having a more youthful look. You should also avoid using skincare products that sting or burns your skin. The stinging or burning feeling on your skin means that it is irritated. And this irritation can also contribute to making you look older. You can also use vitamin c, hyaluronic acid, and some retinol products with these ingredients to help your skin look more youthful.
Cosmetic Ways To Reduce Aging
Various stronger approaches are also available to reduce some of the most apparent signs of aging; dermatologists can do these procedures that address skin issues more aggressively. Some of these procedures also help you address current skin issues and prevent future ones.
Neuromodulators or Botox
Botox is the best-known procedure to reduce the visible signs of aging. These kinds of filler injections provide the skin a much youthful look. It helps you to smoothen out the fine lines and wrinkles in your face. They can also help you prevent the visible signs of aging in the future. Botox treatments tend to control muscle movement, and they can stop future lines from forming.
Dermal Filler treatments address that hallow look that occurs as we get older. As we age, the collagen—which gives parts of our body structure, like our cheeks and lips—breaks down. Various types of fillers can provide volume to these areas, making them look more youthful. It doesn’t necessarily reverse the process, but it does create the appearance of it.
Thermage treatments use radiofrequency technology to heat the inner layers of your skin safely. Thermage is a fantastic treatment that tightens the skin by promoting new collagen growth. The heat it produces tightens the existing collagen, giving you some immediate firming results while encouraging your body to create more collagen, which means that the results keep coming even after the treatment.
What To Do Next
Aging is a gradual natural process of change that happens to all of us. It is inevitable, but as we go through that aging process, we might as well have fun with it since being “old” is just a mindset. It’s never too late to pamper yourself with the best things in life, for instance, doing something for yourself that can make you happier. Like during those years when you were younger and carefree. We can’t take you back to the past and relive that moment, but with Enchanted Medical Aesthetics, we can make you feel and look younger, just like those happy and carefree times. And you can start that journey by booking an appointment now and from there on a better and more comfortable life will follow. Please give yourself a treat, and you know you deserve it.