According to a recent Lancet study, women in developed countries with access to modern medicine are expected to live quite a lot. More than 90 years to be precise. Of course, this depends a lot on lifestyle and diet choices, but there is a 57% probability that this will happen.
So we need to prepare for it, right?
Of course there are other concerns aside from skin care and anti-aging treatments to be kept in mind. But wouldn’t you want to be 90 AND look fabulous?
This can happen only if your skin, the largest organ, is properly protected. Here’s how to do it:
Protect Your Skin from the Sun
We’ve said it over and over again: there is no bigger enemy of your skin that UV radiation. Make a habit of wearing sunscreen even on the cloudiest of days. And yes, even when you don’t leave your home.
UV radiation can easily get to you through the windows. You can opt for a skin cream with incorporated SPF. However, it would be ideal if you used a 50+ SPF cream separately. Also, make sure that you protect all the areas of your body, not just your face. Did you know you could buy clothes that have UV protection? This would help a lot!
Use Retinoid-Based Products
When you go shopping, choose skin care products that have vitamin A compounds. They can turn on the collagen synthesis and help your body rebuild the collagen it’s lost. Pharmaceutical-grade products that contain retinol are always advisable, but especially after 30 years old.
After that age, your body’s natural production of collagen decreases significantly and you need all the help you can get to rebuild it.
Boost Your Antioxidant Intake
You know the old adage “beauty comes from within”? Well, it turns out it’s true in more ways than one. Antioxidants like vitamin C and green tea are excellent for reducing the damage free radicals do to your skin.
Look for skin care products that contain them and be sure to incorporate antioxidant-rich foods in your diet, too. Green tea, citric fruits, berries are all excellent not just for your skin, but for your entire body!
Need more advice on how to maintain your skin looking young? Schedule an appointment with us. We’d be happy to provide you with advice and modern techniques that can shave 10 years off your face. Looking forward to meeting you!