Getting older has a funny way of sneaking up on you. The fresh-faced youngster you used to see in the mirror suddenly has a few wrinkles and you’re not ready for that yet. That’s fine; anti-aging is an admirable task to undertake — you just need the know-how to do it right.
As it stands, the fountain of youth is yet to be discovered and the elixir of everlasting life, as far as we can tell, is a myth. So, for now, it seems getting older is a certainty. Unless you’re blessed with immortal looks of certain celebrities who just refuse to age, a few wrinkles are going to sneak up on you.
If you’re someone who’s not quite ready for wrinkles, then there are a few ways — from diets to cosmetic treatments — to fight them off.
Cosmetic Anti-Aging Treatments
Although wrinkles are a sign of getting older and your skin becoming weaker in the process, this doesn’t prevent the initial surprise or even horror when you glance in the mirror and notice a few lines.
The points in this article will demonstrate how you can alter your life in certain ways to prevent wrinkles. But if you already have a few and want a quick fix to get rid of them, cosmetic anti-aging treatments can be a godsend.
An injection of botulinum toxin is an efficient and speedy solution to remove wrinkles, frown lines and crow’s feet. Dermal fillers and laser rejuvenation sessions are also very popular anti-aging solutions — especially useful if you happen to have a fear of needles. The variety of treatments allows you to find a solution that’s most suitable to your specific needs.
It’s worth noting that you should always consult a reputable cosmetic clinic before you make any decisions about treatments, as they’ll have the skills and knowledge to carry out procedures safely and efficiently.
Take Note of What You’re Consuming
When it comes to creams or any other anti-aging treatments, people tend to be solely concerned about what they’re putting on their skin, but what you’re putting in your body has a massive effect, too. Your diet directly affects how the body ages, so if your diet consists of junk food, there can’t be any complaints when a few wrinkles appear.
Reducing your intake of sugars and processed foods will seriously benefit you — and not just in regards to your skin. It’s great if your wrinkles are the motivation behind a dietary change, but beyond that, your overall health should always be a top priority. Also, drink lots of water — a healthy daily dose of H20 will benefit you to no end.
Eating food that contains Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids will help. If you’re not a fan of fish or seafood, fish oil tablets are an ideal substitute. With supplements in mind, it’s also very worthwhile taking a vitamin D.
If you’re a smoker, you might want to quit or look for a healthier alternative. Among the many, many reasons not to smoke, you can add rapid aging to the list. Smoking tobacco starves your skin of oxygen, which breaks down the elastin and collagen, causing the skin to age more quickly.
Limit Your Time in the Sun
People have been aware of the damage that the sun can have on your skin for a long time, but it seems that nothing will stand in the way of a golden summer tan. Although a tan does look appealing to many and a day spent on the beach may be your idea of heaven, the damage it does to your skin can be very hazardous to your health, which won’t help the ageing process at all.
The ultraviolet (UV) rays of sunlight are responsible for the damage to your skin. Chronic exposure can cause visible capillaries, splotchy pigmentation and, of course, wrinkles. Aside from anti-aging treatments, staying out of the sun is one of the best anti-ageing habits to get into.
This isn’t to say you can only go out at night or when the sun is hidden. Small doses of UV exposure and being sensible while you’re doing so is vital. There is an abundance of sun creams available, with a range of factors to suit the heat you’ll be exposed to.
Keep Your Skin Hydrated
Among a few other symptoms, wrinkles can be a sign that your skin requires hydration. You may think that the easiest way to do so is by drinking water, but although water has a broad range of benefits for the rest of the body, there is yet to be any research to show that it has similar effects on your skin.
Moisturizers and anti-aging creams would be a great addition to your beauty and hygiene regime, especially if used immediately after a bath or shower. Cold weather conditions are known to cause dry and dehydrated skin. It may sound simple, but a scarf and gloves can make a real difference.
Getting older is an inevitability. While some embrace the grey hair and wrinkles, others want to cling onto youth a little longer — and there’s nothing wrong with that. Exploring as many options as possible is always a good idea. Whether you want to take the natural route and try dietary options, or want to take the quick-fix route with cosmetic treatments, there are plenty of different ways to fight the wrinkles.
Dr. Monika Laczna is the owner of Blue Light Dental and Aesthetic Clinic, where she works alongside a team of well-trained professionals. Monika is constantly updating her skills and knowledge and is currently studying towards a Diploma in Implant Dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.