To keep skin healthy and fresh-looking, it’s good to start developing good skin care habits when we are young.
But you can still create healthy skin care regimens in your 40s and 50s, when many of us begin to see the signs of aging when we look in the mirror each day.
At Rhode Island’s SeaMist MedSpa in North Kingstown, we offer a variety of skin and beauty treatments to keep you looking your best – at any age. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment.
According the American Academy of Dermatology, healthy skin care habits provide numerous benefits, including:
- Preventing blotchy patches
- Keeping your skin’s youthful firmness, even as you age
- Reducing wrinkles and fine lines
- Keeping your complexion looking younger and fresher
- Fighting the appearance of leathery skin
- Decreasing your risk of developing skin cancer
At SeaMist MedSpa, we can help you create your own individual anti-aging skin plan. Numerous studies have shown that following healthy skin-care habits can help ward off premature skin aging.
Here are some tips:
- Protect skin from harmful effects of the sun: Sun protection is key to every anti-aging, skin-care plan. Overexposure to the sun’s rays can age skin more rapidly. So much evidence exists about the sun’s ability to prematurely age skin that there is a medical term to describe it: photoaging.
- Seek shady areas when in the sun: This is especially true between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., peak hours for potential sun damage.
- Cover up: Wear wide-brimmed hats, long-sleeve shirts and pants whenever possible if you are out in the sun. Gloves also can help reduce the signs of aging on our hands. Wearing sunglasses can help decrease fine lines that form around the eyes because you will squint less when wearing shades.
- Don’t be shy about applying sunscreen every day before you head outside. You want a sunscreen with broad-spectrum protection, meaning an SPF of at least 30. Sunscreen also should be water resistant.
- Don’t do indoor tanning: Like the sun, tanning beds expose your skin to ultraviolet rays that speed up the skin’s aging process.
- Use moisturizer daily: As we get older, our skin gets drier. Fine lines and wrinkles pop up. But moisturizer can trap needed H20 in the skin. This moisture promotes a younger appearance. For top results, use facial moisturizer along with body moisturizer and lip balm.
- Wash your face twice per day: How you wash your face may impact your appearance. Experts recommend you wash with warm water, and with a mild cleanser. Avoid soap if you can. Also avoid scrubbing your skin too hard. This can lead to irritation that promotes aging.
- Quit smoking: Tobacco is bad for your heart and lungs – and it’s bad for your skin.
- Eat healthy: A diet with healthy foods promotes better-looking skin. Eat lots of fruits, vegetables, healthy fats and lean proteins.
- Get some sleep: You need your beauty rest! Sleep lets your body refresh and renew itself.