You Don’t Need A Knife To Fight The Signs Of Aging
We all want to do what we can when we notice the signs of aging rearing their ugly head. However, a lot of people tend to think that means shelling out for extensive, expensive, and often achy surgical solutions. That doesn’t have to be the route you take, however. There could be another way.
Fill it up
Injection treatments, such as Botox and dermal fillers, are a little expensive, but not quite as much as surgery, and nowhere near as invasive. Botox helps ease “lines of activity” such as smile lines and crow’s feet by freezing the connective tissue between the skin and the muscles, stopping the skin from getting stressed. Dermal fillers ease “lines of rest” by adding volume to areas that have lost it and supplying the connective tissue with hyaluronic acid so it doesn’t start to sag as much. Either one of them can be done in your lunch break, so it’s no great effort, by any means.
Refresh your skin
Microdermabrasion is a technique that involves removing the layer of flaky, dry skin that might rest on top, exposing healthier, better hydrated skin. While it doesn’t solve wrinkles at the source like injection treatments, it does diminish their appearance and is much cheaper, giving you some time to implement longer term solutions while still looking a little more youthful in the process. The results last up to three weeks, on average, so repeat treatments are often the route to take.
Take nutrition seriously
As they say, you are what you eat. This is especially true when it comes to your skin. Vitamins A, B, and C are all essential for maintaining youthful, healthy skin and you should look for them in skincare products as well as your food. Similarly, hydrating your skin is important, as the cells get damaged when they dry, leading them to age more quickly. There are IV vitamin therapy solutions that can solve both at once, too. They can easily be done in your own home, so you don’t need to take time out of work or other responsibilities to visit a clinic for them.
Protect your skin
We can all take a little better care of our skin and what we expose it to. In most cases, we need to think about our exposure to the sun, which dehydrates our skin and can damage the cells, dramatically increasing the prominence of wrinkles. Physical activity is great for working up a sweat, flushing the dirt and oils that remain trapped in the pores, too. You should also be wary of ingredients that are in your skincare, trying to keep it natural as possible, with hyaluronic acid as one of the main ingredients. If skincare has “fragrance” in it, that’s effectively a way of hiding what the actual ingredients are.
If you’re starting to see a few wrinkles you don’t like the look of, you don’t immediately have to bring the knives out. The tips above show both short-term ways to fight back, as well as long-term considerations that can help you protect your youthful, healthy skin for much longer.