Many external influences can be observed, and proper care will help alleviate accelerated aging processes.
When they enter some years, many people want to look younger. Depending on your lifestyle and habits, aging can change the appearance of your skin as early as your thirties. Some factors, such as a decrease in estrogen levels that cause a decrease in the tightness and elasticity of the skin or the genetics that give a particular bone structure, cannot be affected. However, many external influences can be observed, and proper care will help mitigate accelerated aging processes.
– When people notice the first signs of aging, such as thin wrinkles, first wrinkle laughs, brown spots, they are stronger than the treatment used. The good news is that it is never too late to respond and reduce the onset of aging on the face – says dermatologist Dr. Diane C. Madfes, Assistant Clinical Professor at Mt. Sinaine New York University School of Medicine and a spokeswoman for the American Academy of Dermatology.
Here are the best anti aging tips in the opinion of Dr. Madfes:
1. Focus on what you put into your body the same as what you put on your skin
Very often the importance of using quality products and various skin care methods is emphasized, but dr. Madfes says it’s important for younger skin to care about what nutrients we bring into the body. Because the skin is our largest organ and its youth begins with the intake of adequate nutrients and supplements, therefore it is directly influenced by the food that is introduced into the body.
What to do:
Vitamin D supplementation should be taken on a regular basis, the recommendation being 1000 IU daily.
Eat lots of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Ideally they would come from natural sources such as olive oil, flax seeds and fish like salmon. Fish oil supplements are another source of these important fats that will help the skin retain moisture as the protective top layer of the skin becomes thinner with age and causes it to dry.
Drink water throughout the day and in all forms. If you don’t drink enough water, at least a liter a day will be enough to start. People who are physically active should drink more. Green tea and coffee can also be included in the drunk liquid, and be very moderate with alcohol intake. Red wine contains useful antioxidants, but it can also dilate blood vessels and cause inflammatory processes on the skin and redness of the face – rosacea that often affects middle-aged women.
Eliminate as much, and preferably completely, processed foods and sugars as possible from your diet. They cause inflammation, a biochemical process that damages the normal production of skin cells.
2. halve your sun exposure
Excessive exposure to UV rays adversely affects the skin. The sun damages elastin and causes collagen loss, resulting in relaxation of skin structure and the appearance of wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and other discoloration or the skin can become rough and shiny. UV rays are a major cause of skin cancer and this is certainly the most important reason why the sun should be exposed with caution.
Dr. Madfes suggests that, for starters, it is easiest to reduce sun exposure in half.
What to do:
Use sunscreens with high protection factor (SPF at least 30) and richly, without sparing the cream, lubricate the face, neck and ears. Keep in mind that older skin is more sensitive to the negative effects and sun effects of younger skin.
If you tend to forget about applying sunblock, try new makeup and moisturizer with UV protection. You may not get the optimal amount of protection, but Dr. Madfes says any day care is better than none.
Walk the shady side of the street. And small things like this have an important effect on the skin.
Wear UV protective clothing. Many manufacturers nowadays have UV protective clothing that releases moisture and is especially good for outdoor exercise.
Exercise outside early in the morning or late afternoon. If you can, avoid the sun from 10am to 4pm, when UV rays are strongest.
3. CHOOSE COSMETIC PROCEDURES THAT ALSO HELP REGENER THE SKIN
Plenty of products and procedures can give more than the illusion of youth – they can actually help regenerate cells. Although they cannot bring back youth forever, they are able to slow down the changes that cause deep wrinkles and unclear texture.
What to do:
Try exfoliation as it will make your skin more radiant. Chemical peeling is a deeper process that has an effective effect on skin regeneration while also stimulating collagen production. Various modern laser treatments and treatments can improve skin texture, reduce wrinkles, acne scars and hyperpigmentation spots resulting from sun exposure. This procedure is effective even in people with severely damaged skin.
4. TAKE TIME, NO NECESSARY AND MONEY, FOR SMART MORNING AND NIGHT CARE
Skin care does not have to be complicated. It’s amazing how much we are able to expose the skin to adverse effects without being able to renew itself over and over again. Still, as we get older, we need to help her. By day, this generally means using UV-protected creams, but night care is just as important – says Dr. Madfes.
What to do:
Start each day by applying a cream with a protective factor, even if you spend your time mostly indoors. Do not let the sun kill all the new collagen produced during the night.
Remove all your makeup and thoroughly clean your face before going to bed because the skin has been exposed all day to chemicals and other air pollutants that break down collagen and cause other damage. Unless you cleanse your face, exposure to these contaminants will continue throughout the night.
After cleaning, apply retinoid, then moisturizer and sleep on a clean pillow. Do not sleep on the same pillow for weeks.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to get effective products. Look for products whose companies do a lot of security testing, says Dr. Madfes. Reputable manufacturers often invest more money in testing and are safer. Because each person’s skin is unique, you may need to try different products until you find the one that works best for you. If you do not manage, seek the advice of a dermatologist.
5. USE RETINOID
There are many anti-aging care and rejuvenation products on the market, but the best cream for topical application and effective stopping of the aging process, according to Dr. Madfes is a retinoid.
These are vitamin A derivative compounds that stimulate collagen production and cell exchange and improve blood circulation and blood flow in the area. They reduce excess fat on the skin, soothe acne, and make the skin brighter and healthier. Retinoids have been in use since the 1970s and have been proven to have a successful effect on the skin, and results, depending on the formulation, are usually seen within a month or two.
What to do:
Ask your doctor to prescribe a retinoid for your doctor’s prescription because they are, says Dr. Madfes, most effective. These include tretinoin (Retin-A, Renova, Avita) and tazarotene (Tazorac, Avage).
Follow the instructions for use carefully as it should be gradually and slowly applied to the skin to avoid irritation. Most people apply the retinoid to the skin only once a day.
Retinol-based non-prescription products are also good but less effective. The preparation should be labeled as containing retinol or retinoic acid.
Apply the product at night on a clean face. Night is the period when retinoids work best on the skin. They are also sensitive to the sun, so this is another reason why they should be applied overnight.
When you apply your face with a retinoid, apply a moisturizer on it, or simply use a retinoid-containing moisturizer. • Retinoids are not recommended for pregnant or lactating women.