The Do’s and Dont’s of Skin Care

People like to joke that one day they will get old and wrinkled. Inevitably this will happen to all of us, but the health of your skin has less to do with how old you are more to do with how well you maintain a skin care regimen. As you get older your skin will gradually start to lose elasticity as it loses collagen. That can’t be helped but you can avoid certain things that accelerate the process.

If you want to keep your skin looking youthful for as long as possible then you should:

  • Skincare AgeLess CenterStop smoking – If you have ever looked at the skin of a long term smoker, it’s not good. It usually starts to take on the appearance of a wrinkled up brown paper bag, especially around the mouth. Nicotine is the second biggest cause of skin damage because nicotine constricts blood vessels which limit the amount of oxygen going to the skin.
  • Use sunscreen –Sun exposure is the number one cause of skin damage in the United States. If you live in an area that has a lot of direct sun then you need to be applying sunscreen to protect your skin.
  • Don’t tan – Even if you are young and your skin doesn’t show signs of aging yet, it will. Once you have sun damage, it can be fixed with the right treatments but they aren’t cheap so it’s better to nip it in the bud.
  • Avoid pulling your skin – Some people have a habit of rubbing their face or tugging at their ears. It doesn’t seem like much but when your skin has been bombarded by UV rays all day, it’s not a good idea to put more stress on it by rubbing.
  • Moisturize – Dry skin may not actually cause wrinkles but a good moisturize will plump your skin up enough to minimize them temporarily.
  • Have a skin care routine – Keeping your skin clean and healthy can just be done when you think about it. Set aside some time every night to take care of your skin and it will look great for years to come.

While having an excellent skin care routine will help combat some of the signs of aging, it can’t completely stop the formation of small lines and wrinkles associated with getting older.  At The AgeLess Center we provide a variety of treatment options such as dermal fillers, Botox or Xeomin treatments to help you turn back the hands of time, and stop the stubborn signs of aging.

Call at 404-233-5255 to schedule an appointment today!