Do you want to look and feel younger? If so, there are a few steps you can take to slow down the aging process. From using self-tanner instead of tanning to eating antioxidant-rich foods, there are many ways to keep your skin looking youthful and healthy. Dr. Percec, a dermatologist, recommends that her patients start the anti-aging process early.
She suggests using minimally invasive options such as chemical and injectable peels, neurotoxins, and fillers. For those who need more dramatic results, she may recommend a surgical option such as a facelift or eye lift. Exercising most days of the week is also important for maintaining a healthy weight and keeping your skin looking young. If you are underweight or have poor nutrition, your skin can become dry and wrinkles may become more pronounced.
On the other hand, if you are overweight or overfat, you may experience skin irritation, blisters, rashes, infections, stretch marks, and skin folds. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends using sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and broad spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays from the sun. Sunscreen should also offer some water resistance. If you spend a lot of time outdoors, you can consider buying sunscreen clothing which provides at least SPF 30 protection against UVB and UVA rays throughout the day.
For additional protection against UVA rays, look for ingredients such as avobenzone, mexoril, zinc oxide or titanium dioxide on the label. If you want color without the sun damage, try a spray bronzer or bronzer instead. Finally, eating antioxidant-rich foods can help protect your body from free radicals which are by-products produced when the body converts oxygen and food into energy. Although studies have not yet proven that dietary antioxidants can help people live longer lives, there is positive evidence for the health benefits of fruits and vegetables.