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5 Preventative Anti-Aging Tips to Start Now

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5 Preventative Anti-Aging Tips to Start Now


5 Preventative Anti-Aging Tips to Start Now


If there’s one thing we all dread seeing when we look in the mirror, it’s a sign of aging. Whether it be a fine line on our face, those annoying dark spots usually caused by the sun, or undereye bags, it’s never too early to take preventative skin measures. While we can’t avoid the signs, there are many ways we can slow down the process. Here are five tips to start now to slow down the inevitable signs of aging.  

Avoid Stress

Adrenaline and increased cortisol levels tend to take over our bodies when it senses high levels of stress as a defense mechanism. While adrenaline might be a good thing when we’re in a competitive sport, it does more harm than good in our day-to-day because it elevates blood pressure, leading to hypertension. Hypertension weakens the skin, decreasing skin regeneration.
Once the body senses adrenaline, it will try to cool you down the only way it knows how and that is through your sweat glands. Because you sweat more, your skin is losing its hydration at a faster rate, therefore, drying your skin out (leaving room for lines and wrinkles to form).
Cortisol, on the other hand, is a hormone that the body releases to increase sugar in the bloodstream. When this happens, the body’s immune system weakens creating inflammation on the skin in the form of eczema. It also makes the skin oiler which causes adult acne. And if that wasn’t enough, increase in cortisol thins out the skin leaving room for wrinkles to form.

Avoid Caffeine

Because caffeine is meant to keep you awake and alert, it also increases your stress levels because those cortisol and adrenaline levels are intensified by the effects of caffeine. To be clear, caffeine isn’t the cause of bad skin, it’s the increase of hormone levels that comes with the intake of caffeine. 

Invest in Treatments

With so many treatments like microneedling, hydrafacials, chemical peels, and photofacial IPLs becoming so popular because of their results, it’s important to invest in a few treatments a year to keep your skin rejuvenated, hydrated, and healthy. These treatments can start at $150 and go up depending on the spa.

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Ask your spa if they have a payment plan.

If you think it’s out of your budget, ask your spa if they have a payment plan. Some spas have a monthly membership that goes toward the cost of each treatment. But if they don’t, a Visa platinum card might not be a bad idea. If you plan your spa visits accordingly, you’ll be able to pay each treatment before you’re due for another.

Add Serums

Sometimes even adding a facelift in a bottle type of serum to your skincare routine can make a world of difference. Serums that contain ingredients like Vitamin C can leave your skin glowing while fading away dark spots. Retinol serums protect skin from further damage, diminish the look of dark spots, and has been known as an anti-wrinkle go-to by reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles.                 

Take Collagen

Researchers have found that collagen improves the skin’s elasticity by boosting hydration, which prevents wrinkles from forming. It also thickens the skin minimizing the chance of wrinkles to form since the skin is plumper. Taking collagen supplements daily either in pill or powder form as part of your skincare routine is one of the most important and effective steps toward improving your skin’s appearance.
Because skincare is constantly adding new studies and research, keep an eye out for the latest news, treatments, and products to help you fight time by keeping your skin healthy and looking young.

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