What causes premature aging and wrinkles? Time, environment, toxins, products, and genetics all play a part in causing wrinkles. As you age, your skin produces less of the proteins collagen and elastin, making your skin thinner and less resistant to sun and other damage. Environmental exposure and dehydration can leave your skin depleted of moisture and make your face more likely to develop pronounced wrinkles. Toxins from smoking, chemicals and even clogged pores can also have a heavy impact on your skin. Even using the wrong products can also dry out your skin and cause premature aging. And of course, sometimes, genetics play a role in this as well!
How Can You Combat What Causes Premature Aging?
With all that in mind, we’re here to tell you that not all is lost! Here are a few ways you can help protect your skin from premature aging:
Wash Your Face Daily and Moisturize
Washing your face daily and moisturizing are sure ways to keep your skin on track. It’s also important to use the right products for your skin type. Using a product that dries out your skin or a product that clogs your pores can set you up for wrinkles.
Drink Plenty of Water
Drinking plenty of water has so many benefits! Not only does it keep you hydrated, it also helps flush out toxins. How much water is plenty? Try drinking ½-1 ounce of water per every pound you weigh daily.
Use Sunscreen and Protect Your Face From the Sun
Sun exposure has many impacts on your health, but it’s also a heavy contributor to wrinkles. That’s why it’s good to lather up 30 minutes before you head outside, even if it’s a cloudy day. Make sure to reapply too!
Use Self Tanners
Just as it’s good to use sunscreen, using self tanners vs hitting the tanning booth reduces your exposure to UV rays. With self tanners, you can still have that nice sun-kissed look without the damage that from too much sun.
Eat a Healthy, Well-balanced Diet
Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet not only helps you with the aging process but also your general health. Making sure your body is getting all the right nutrients it needs helps your body produce the right proteins to keep your skin happy.
Drink Less Caffeine and Alcohol, and Stop Smoking
We get it, quitting your vices isn’t easy, but your skin will love you for it! Reducing caffeine helps your body stay more hydrated. Limiting alcohol and smoking also helps decrease the toxins entering your body, toxins that can break down your skin at a more rapid pace.
These things will certainly help protect your skin, but we also know the aging process does not stop. There are ways to increase your own collagen production. One way to do that is through one of the services we offer, the Red Carpet Laser Facial. This treatment has no downtime or pain. Normally it’s three facials over a 6 week period. This can help your own system start to produce your own collagen that may have slowed down.
Interested in jump-starting your own collagen production and fight what causes premature aging and wrinkles? Book a Red Carpet Laser Facial with Perfections Body Sculpt today!