We all want youthful skin for as long as possible. It can be a bit unsettling to look in the mirror one day and see our skin aging. It could be caused by the natural aging process, or it could be caused by some of our lifestyle choices. If we don't take care of our body, the appearance of our skin suffers. With a few habit changes, you can maintain and improve your appearance.
Let's be honest, so many of us don't like how sunscreen feels on our skin. Therefore, we don't wear it. Or we think because we didn't burn that day, no damage was done. We couldn't be more wrong. The sun's rays can go deep into the layers of our skin, causing cell damage. As you age, that cell damage reduces the elasticity of the skin, leaving you with unwanted brown spots and wrinkles. So find a sunscreen you will wear, and wear it regularly!
If you are a smoker, we here at Calvine are rooting for you to quit. The long term use of cigarettes is known to have devastating consequences to your body and your appearance. Some of those visible consequences include grayish skin tone, dehydrated and dry skin, and deep wrinkles around the mouth and eyes. This is what is referred as smoker's face. Good news though, putting down that smoke will give your skin a chance to repair itself and lead to an overall healthier glow.
Truth is, too much alcohol consumption can make you look older than you are. Alcohol is a diuretic and dehydrating to the skin - especially if your drink of choice is presented in a glass dipped in salt. We aren't suggesting cancelling your social engagements, but consider drinking a glass of water in between alcoholic beverages to stay hydrated. This simple change will help you keep your youthful appearance and ward off chronic dry skin.
Habits can be hard to break, but simple changes such as these can have a major impact on our body and appearance. Of course, even when we take great care of our bodies, the effects of age and exposure will eventually catch up to all of us. That's where aesthetic procedures such as Botox, fillers, laser treatments, and Platelet Rich Plasma can help you (and your good habits) achieve great results.
If you'd like to learn more about looking your best, we'd love to help! Schedule a free consultation with our team here at Calvine Medical Aesthetics to find out more.