You wake up and stretch out in bed; it’s a beautiful morning and feels like it’ll be a great day. You have enough time to lay around for a bit more before your busy morning routine. You walk over to the bathroom mirror and suddenly notice you look different.
It’s almost as if you’ve aged overnight; there are lines that form around your mouth and your eyes seem to crinkle at the corners. You step back, and the rest of your face seems to look your age—or older. There are wrinkles you never noticed before and you feel a tinge of panic.
Aging is normal. It’s natural.
Your body will change as time goes by. But unfortunately, we’re not taught how to age gracefully or look after ourselves before it’s too late. However, it’s never too late! If you’re beginning to nice your skin looks old and wrinkles are starting to form, it just shows you’ve lived a good, full life.
Smoothening Out Your Wrinkles
Wrinkles form over time when your skin begins to lose collagen and elastin—which leads to your skin thinning out. This process is natural with age but can be accelerated by genetic predisposition, environmental toxins, sun exposure, dehydration and lifestyle choices, such as smoking and excess drinking, as well as caffeine consumption.
You don’t realize the impact of these habits until the signs begin to manifest themselves, but early prevention and a holistic approach are the best way forward.
Always wear sunscreen and use skincare products
Whether you’re 5 or 50, you need sunscreen! Especially with the kind of environmental toxins we have exposure to today. The sun can cause intense damage to your epidermis, and consistent sun exposure without protection can not only harm your skin but lead to other health problems too. Invest in sunscreen of SPF 50 for daily wear and make it a part of your skincare routine.
Skincare products such as retinoids can reverse signs of aging—but it’s best to consult with a professional before you choose products.
Eat a diet rich with antioxidants
Antioxidants fight free radicals in the body, helping to reverse much of the damage that unhealthy habits and lifestyle choices can cause. This includes sun exposure, smoking, and drinking that damage cells and breakdown collagen. Add fruits, vegetables, and collagen-rich foods to your diet for the best results!
Apart from prevention and slowing down the process, seeking treatment targeting your wrinkles is one of the most effective routes to take. At our clinic we offer microdermabrasion, chemical peels and Botox treatments that can all be used to treat and soften wrinkles, leaving you with youthful, soft skin. You can book an appointment at our clinic, which is based in Lawrenceville, GA.
Taking care of yourself and your skin is important—so don’t be ashamed of aging and seeing change. Embrace it and do what you need to feel good!