People will go to great lengths to look younger. With all the options out there it isn’t always easy to know which is your best choice. From surgery to chemical peels to injections, it’s hard to decide. There are some natural, gentler ways to get younger-looking skin. Here are our top five picks.
Put Good Things Into Your Body, Get Good Things Out
A healthy, balanced diet will definitely help your skin look younger, but there are also certain things you can eat to help. Fresh fruits and vegetables have the nutrients necessary to combat aging by helping to prevent damage. Berries are full of antioxidants which have excellent anti-aging properties. Whole grains and lean meats, along with fatty fish like salmon round it all out. Highly processed foods and refined carbs like white sugar can speed up aging so proceed with caution.
Getting Your Zzzzs Never Looked So Good
Sleep deprivation can age you in so many ways, including your skin. In fact, losing sleep for just a night or two can leave your skin looking dull and dry. You can get dark circles under your eyes too. Sleep is when your body restores itself. If you are not giving it adequate time to do that, your skin is what will suffer. Over time you can see increased wrinkles. Experts recommend 7 to 8 hours of good quality sleep every night in order to get the best anti-aging benefits.
Don’t Forget to Drink Up!
Proper hydration is absolutely vital for not just having younger-looking, healthy skin, but also for optimally functioning organs. The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has provided guidelines for daily fluid intake:
- Women: 2.7 liters (about 11.5 cups)
- Men: 3.7 liters (about 15.5 cups)
Water is best, but the occasional glass of tea (no caffeine, no sugar) or juice is OK. Avoid caffeinated drinks because caffeine can be hard on the skin. Your best bet is pure water.
Make Some Healthy Lifestyle Choices
Smoking and consuming alcohol are two of the fastest ways to age your skin. Both dehydrate your skin and cause fine lines and wrinkles as well as causing dull, sallow skin. If you smoke, stop. If you drink, cut back or quit.
Studies show that even one drink a day can age your brain as well. Other lifestyle changes that can help include minimizing your exposure to secondhand smoke and avoiding drugs. The things you put in your body and expose your body to in the environment can have an impact on your entire body which includes your skin.
Try Tixel: A Gentle, Effective Treatment to Reveal Younger Skin
Tixel uses a device that applies heat to the skin, stimulating collagen production. That means younger, healthier, smoother skin for you. The treatment is safe, drug-free, and non-invasive. There’s no pain and no downtime after treatment. It taps into your skin’s natural ability to rejuvenate, reducing fine lines, wrinkles, and even scars.
Are you ready for healthy, younger-looking skin? It’s within reach! Call Sandstone Family Medicine today or request a consultation online to find out if Tixel is right for you.