How to Prevent Premature Skin Aging

March 16, 2021 Tags:

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There is nothing wrong with the natural process of aging, but sometimes premature skin aging can be a nuisance. While you can’t stop the clock, try out these helpful tips to keep your skin youthful and prevent avoidable skin damage! First and foremost, it is important to protect your skin from the sun. Make sure to use sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher as well as wearing skin protective clothing, wide-brimmed hats, and sunglasses, as well as seeking shade as much as possible when outdoors. Applying a facial moisturizer every day is also an essential step to maintaining a youthful appearance. You can even find a facial moisturizer that contains SPF! It is also important to be gentle with your skin. Try to only wash your face twice a day, or after sweating as well as avoiding scrubbing or using products that sting your face. Ideally, it is best to use products labeled “hypoallergenic,” “fragrance-free,” or “non-comedogenic.” Believe it or not, avoiding repetitive facial movements such as squinting, frowning, or holding a straw or cigarette in your mouth is another effective way to prevent wrinkles over time. Tanning beds should also be avoided at all costs due to their harmful UV rays. Instead, try a self-tanning lotion. Additionally, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, such as eating nutritious meals and exercising daily is not only good for your overall health but also can keep your skin glowing! Finally, applying a retinol cream daily or semi-regularly is another useful method to prevent aging. If you’re looking to take a step further and try some non-invasive procedures to prevent wrinkles and tighten your skin, schedule a consultation with Dr. J. J. Wendel today to discuss the best potential options for you!

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