External beauty is often determined by healthy, fresh skin. The skin’s elasticity weakens and wrinkles as people age. There are many factors that contribute to aging skin, but the most common are sun exposure, cigarettes, lack of sleep, and poor diet.
The most detrimental natural factor that contributes to the premature aging of your skin is the sun. Prolonged sunlight often causes wrinkling and other sun damage. The technical term for aging from the sun is “photoaging”.
Photoaging usually occurs over a period of several years. The skin can’t repair itself anymore after repeated sun exposure and then the damage occurs.
Even the sunburns you get as a child can cause wrinkling as an adult. It is very important to use sunscreen on all visible areas of the skin.
Cigarettes also cause accelerated aging. Smokers usually develop wrinkles at an earlier age than those who don’t smoke. Nicotine can cause a yellow hue to the smoker’s skin.
Stopping smoking can diminish these signs; even people who have been smoking for years can gain elasticity back if they stop smoking now.
Lack of sleep can also speed up the appearance of aging skin by creating dark circles and bags under the eyes. The long terms effects of not sleeping can be worse than that.
By not sleeping, you don’t give your body enough time to repair can it can make your skin look gaunt, dull, and lifeless.
Your diet can also effect skin aging. Fast food can cause skin to be sallow and unhealthy because that food doesn’t have the nutrients essentials for skin to be healthy. To avoid this, it is important to eat fresh, slow foods and stay hydrated.
Everyone will get wrinkles sometime in their life. We can’t change our genetics, but we can be careful of our environment. There are options to combat past skin damage and nurture your skin’s present condition.
We invite you to schedule a free consultation with an Aesthetica Medical Spa skin care expert, so they can discuss solutions that are best for you. You may also visit us at our offices in Lindon, Utah. Call us at 801-785-8884 for directions or for an appointment. We look forward to seeing you!
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