One day you’re young with bouncy, smooth, and plumped up skin. Blink and suddenly you’ll find fine lines and surface wrinkles starting to take hold with every passing birthday. Some of it is embedded into your DNA while some of it has to do with your lifestyle. And of course, the hands of time can be quite unkind.
But there are things you can do to reduce fine lines and wrinkles if you’re willing to put in the effort. Here are our top tips to look more youthful and smoothed!
- Quit smoking
Smoking doesn’t do you any favors, especially when it comes to your skin. If you don’t want to look like an old leather bag by the time you hit your 40s, kick the habit now.
- Protect yourself from the sun
You should wear proper SPF protection every day, whether it’s sunny or not, to keep your skin from suffering the aging effects of antagonizing free radicals. Sun is good for you in small doses, but limit them and protect yourself while you’re out there.
- Eat right
Sugar and processed foods can also damage the skin from within. Give skin more fresh produce to get the antioxidants your body needs to stop free radicals from leading to oxidation of skin cells.
- Start using retinol
Retinol is one of the most effective ways to correct the signs of skin aging. It evens out skin tone and roughness, plus it smooths over wrinkles.
- Get into AHAs
AHAs or alpha-hydroxy acids are very safe for skin. Try glycolic or lactic acid in your cleanser to get the daily exfoliation your skin needs to promote healthy skin cell turnover.
- Try a peel
There are glycolic acid peels you can do at home, but if you want to see a real difference, visit a med spa for a noticeable impact on smoothing those fine lines and wrinkles.
- Go for dermabrasion
Another non-invasive professional treatment is dermabrasion. It basically polishes skin down and revives it to give it a more youthful and fresh appearance.
- See about laser resurfacing
There are many different laser treatments your dermatologist can use to help boost the natural production of collagen in your skin. This retrains your skin to behave as it did in your younger years. You’ll want to keep up your results by using only the best skincare ingredients and leading a healthy lifestyle along with it.
- Find your way with fillers and Botox
Many women choose fillers and Botox as a way to restore their youthfulness. It’s a great alternative to plastic surgery, but it’s not right for everyone. You should consult with a licensed professional with exceptional experience to ensure you get the results you want.
There are many ways to look younger but experts can all agree it takes an approach that includes inner health and wellness as well as taking care of your skin from the outside. If you don’t have any wrinkles or fine lines now, be proactive and take steps to protect your skin so you don’t have to take such drastic measures in the future.
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Jennifer Raskin is a freelance writer, wife and mom that loves cold weather despite her location in Florida, cooking, reading, watching ‘80s movies, weight-lifting, and wine tasting.
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