Getting older is a great thing. It means we have more time to spend with those we love and to do the things we want to do and accomplish, but as wonderful as it can be to get older it doesn’t mean we look forward to all the effects it can have on the skin. We may notice signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles, and our skin may seem more dull and dry. Don’t worry because there are quite a few things you can do to help renew your aging skin and give it a brighter, more revitalized appearance.
Find Out Where You Stand
The best way to decide how to renew aging skin is to figure out where your skin stands in the first place, and the ideal way to do that is to schedule an appointment with your dermatologist and esthetician. They can take a look at your skin, recommend treatments and products that could work best for you, talk to you about the current condition of your skin, and answer any specific questions you have.
Change Your Skincare Regimen Accordingly
While your skin is aging, you should change your skincare regimen accordingly. You’re likely not going to be following the same one that you had in your teens and 20s. For example, you may find yourself using an AHA product and/or an anti-aging day cream. Always make sure that your skincare regimen is being altered along with your skin’s changing needs.
Take Precautions In the Sun
Make sure you’re taking precautions when you go outdoors, and this starts with applying sunscreen on a daily basis. Put it on at least a half an hour before you leave your home, then again every couple of hours throughout the day including after you’ve been swimming or you were sweating. You should also consider wearing sun protective clothing as well as a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses.
Go Easy With the Stress
Dealing with stress may lead to fine lines and wrinkles, so as difficult as it can be, try to decrease your stress levels especially when it comes to the amount of it you’re dealing with on a daily basis. Getting massages, practicing yoga and meditation, eating healthy, and having a good support system are just some of the ways that you can help to lower your stress levels on a regular basis.
Re-evaluate Your Diet
Your diet plays a huge part in the look and feel of your skin including when it comes to signs of aging. It’s for this reason you want to make sure to avoid foods and beverages such as alcohol, processed foods, and soda and opt instead for healthy options such as water, leafy greens, lean chicken, and salmon. To get a better idea of what’s best for you and your particular skin and body, don’t hesitate to consult with a nutritionist who can point you in the right direction.
We’re getting older every second, so what better time to start improving your aging skin than now? Who’s ready to get started?