Everyone wants skin that is forever young and healthy. Wrinkles, rashes, acne, uneven skin tones, eczema, fine lines, and saggy, dry, or flaky skin can make aging a frustrating experience. Many seek medical procedures to restore the youthful look they once had, but if overdone, you might end up looking relatively plastic and possibly fake. Here’s how to go about aging gracefully while still looking natural.
Before resorting to medical procedures, try these natural techniques to help your skin return back to its youthful look.
The more we age, the less sleep we seem to get. We often throw the idea of getting 8 to 10 hours of sleep out of the window. But we all know that proper and adequate rest is vital for mental as well as physical health, and most importantly for your skin’s health. Adults should get at least eight hours of sleep minimum. This increases your concentration and boosts your immunity, which also keeps your skin from aging prematurely.
There is a subtle kind of magic that happens on your skin when you take in adequate fluids, especially water. Consume at least eight glasses a day for the best results. Water keeps your body moisturized and rejuvenated, as well as maintaining the flexibility of your skin. People consuming a lot of water have fewer wrinkles, scars, dark spots, and soft lines, and they don’t show as many indications of aging as those who don't.
We know you’ve probably heard this millions of times. Watching what you eat goes a long way in improving your skin’s appearance. Foods like green vegetables, fish, tomatoes, avocadoes, bone soup, nuts, watermelons, and bananas will give your skin the nutrients and vitamins it needs to age gracefully.
However, if you want to seek more advanced dermatology services, the following are some good options to look into.
As you age, your skin begins to thin. Expert dermatologists use gel-like dermal fillers (also called soft tissue fillers) and inject them right beneath the skin to restore fullness and clear wrinkling and fine lines. The effects typically last for about seven months. Botox is another injectable that can help you age gracefully. It works by relaxing the tension in the muscles that usually bring about fine lines and wrinkles. Botox provides temporary smoothness that lasts for about six months. For many, Botox is the number one way to ruin graceful aging and create that unwanted plastic look. However, Botox can and should be used sparingly and be administered by a professional to ensure natural results.
This is an often-used collagen restoration therapy that uses a procedure that involves pricking small holes in the skin. These pricks create a controlled micro-injury that jump-starts regeneration and healing thanks to the instant production of collagen. Microneedling is a viable way to treat skin issues like scars and acne.