There are certain factors that you may not be able to control when it comes to the Aging process. For instance, you may not be able to even influence let alone control falling estrogen levels that may lead to sagging skin or your genes that may give you a particularly vulnerable bone structure. But you are in a position to control the very many external factors that contribute to the aging process. The right combination of anti-aging skin care, the best anti-aging supplements and anti-aging products can help reverse or at the very least slow down the aging process.
The following are a few of the best anti-aging tips from the best dermatologists.
Watch What You Eat
You might be focusing on skin care products and techniques and while these are important, what’s even more important are your nutritional habits. Your skin is the body’s largest organ so what you eat influences the outward appearance of the skin.
Doctors recommends taking a Vitamin D supplement. Eating plenty of Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids is also recommended. it is however very important that these Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids come from natural sources such as olive oil, fish, ground flaxseed and fish oil. These oils help to protect your skin’s moisture barrier that tends to thin as you age, causing dry skin.
Drinking plenty of water is another way of maintaining healthy skin. A liter a day is a great place to start. You can also include coffee and green tea into your diet but be sure to limit the alcohol intake. Red wine is particularly bad for the skin as it causes the blood vessels to dilate causing a condition known as rosacea characterized by a ruddy- faced skin inflammation.
Reduce Exposure to Sunlight (Wear Sunscreen)
All dermatologists agree that exposure to UV rays is the number-one cause or premature skin aging. This is because the sun damages the skin’s elastin and collagen resulting in drooping skin, wrinkles and a lost jawline. UV rays may also cause cancer of the skin, a risk factor that goes beyond merely having beautiful skin.
This is the main reason why some of the best anti-aging products in the market often come with sun-protection factor (SPF). Dermatologists recommend getting products that have an SPF factor of at least 30 for your face, neck and ears. Keep in mind that as you get older, your skin tends to be more vulnerable to the sun.
To be on the safe side, you may also want to get make up bases and moisturizers that have UV built in protection. You can also take other precautions such as wearing UV protective clothing and avoid the sun between 10 am and 4pm when the UV rays are at their most potent.
Use a Retinoid
There are a lot of anti-aging products available in the market but dermatologists agree that best kind of topical cream to repair the aging process is a retinoid. This is because retinoids are derived from Vitamin A and have been proven to boost collagen production and cell turnover. They also unclog the pores and stimulate blood vessels to reduce oil and acne resulting in smooth skin and a healthier brighter appearance.
They have been around since the 70s and they work very fast. Depending on the retinoid formulation, you should be able to see results within a month or two.
Start a Smart Morning-Night Skin Routine
Sometimes to reverse or slow down the aging process, all you need is a little bit of time. The right routine with the right basics can make all the difference. Begin with sunscreen every morning. This way the sun will not reverse all your hard work the previous night.
At the end of your day, remove all the makeup and wash your face before going to bed. This is important because all day your skin interacts with chemicals in the air that can break down collagen and cause considerable damage to your skin.
After cleaning your face, apply a retinoid and a moisturizer and then sleep on a clean pillow. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on anti-aging skin care products, instead focus on quality. Look for companies that do a lot of safety testing and also trust your instincts when buying.