It’s no secret that at some point or another, we’ll all start to age. While we might dread the onset of aging, and everything that comes with it, we’re powerless to stop it. That being said, we can, however, slow down the process and help to keep our skin looking younger for longer. As we age – a process that begins at just 25 years old, our skin changes. That healthy glow it once had disappears, and is replaced by dull, dry skin. It also becomes looser and saggier, thanks to the fact our bodies are no longer producing as much collagen and elastin. The long and the short of it is that aging is no fun, especially when it shows up on your face.
We might not be able to stop it, but we can, at least, slow down the aging process. There’s no way our skin will stay looking young forever. But at least, for a few years, we can prevent the signs of aging from appearing on our faces. To help you keep your skin looking youthful and wrinkle-free for as long as possible, here’s what you need to do:
Exfoliate with scrubs, peels or microdermabrasion
Have you ever wondered why men tend to age more slowly than us? They might not take hours to look after their skin, but by shaving a few times a week, they’re ensuring that their faces are always exfoliated. If you want to help to keep your skin looking youthful for longer, regular exfoliation is a must. You see, as we start to age, our skin can no longer shed skin cells as easily as when we’re young. This means that if we don’t exfoliate, we’re left with dull, dry skin.
To give our skin a helping hand, we need to exfoliate regularly with scrubs, peels or microdermabrasion. Exfoliating will not only remove the dead and dry skin cells but will also speed up the process of how quickly new cells form. This helps to make your skin look younger and healthier. If you opt to use peels and microdermabrasion, over time, you’ll see that the wrinkles become less visible. This is because often, these treatments help to encourage the production of collagen.
Have Botox and fillers
Over the past few years, cosmetic anti-aging treatments have become more and more popular. This is because most procedures are quick, minimally invasive and fairly pain-free. And, of course, the most appealing factor, cosmetic treatments tend to have the best results. Want to make a wrinkle disappear? Need those crow’s feet gone? Then a cosmetic treatment, like dermal fillers, is probably the best option.
While facial treatments, like Botox, can have amazing results, they don’t tend to be a long-term solution. Yes, you can have as many treatments as you want. However, unlike facelifts, they don’t tend to last longer than a few months. The good news is that compared to face serums and scrubs, the results are amazing and more than worth the cost.
The best of all the anti-aging creams and serums on the market, Retinoids can have fantastic results. They help to not only mask the signs of aging, such as wrinkles but can also repair them. With long-term use, retinoid creams can reduce the depth and visibility of wrinkles. Retinoid creams can also help to even out skin texture and fade sun marks and spots.
While all retinoids do something to help your skin, if you want quick results, it’s best to opt for prescription strength ones. To get these, you’ll need to make an appointment to see your dermatologist. Or if not, you’ll need to stick to over-the-counter creams and serums.
We might not be able to stop the aging process altogether, but with the tips above, we can slow it down.