Aging … It’s an inevitable part of life. But, that doesn’t mean we have to like it. While there ARE many benefits to getting older – increased self-confidence, body image acceptance, empathy and better decision-making skills – wrinkles, sun spots and sagging skin don’t fall into that category.
Luckily, there are many options out there for combating the signs of aging and even ways to prevent those unwanted signs before they show up. No matter where you are on the spectrum of aging skin, it’s time for you to take control because you only get one skin and it’s the best accessory you have.
Let’s start first with a pop quiz. At what age should you start an anti-aging skin regimen?
While this may surprise you, experts say that you should start using anti-aging skin care products as early as your mid-20s. The earlier you start, the less extreme measures you will need later in life.
The number one most important thing when it comes to preventing the signs of aging is to protect your skin from the sun. That means wearing sunscreen every day, no matter whether you’re going out in the sun or not. We know, it’s summer time and you’re probably craving a tan. Instead of baking outside in the sun, book an appointment for a spray tan. It takes less time and won’t damage your skin. A win/win!
Getting regular facials is another great way to keep your skin looking fresh, supple, smooth and young. Depending on your age and skin type, a facialist can not only recommend the best type of facial for you but they can also help recommend a good skincare regime for you to follow.
As if you needed another reason to love massages … they can also help with aging. A facial massage can increase circulation for the face which promotes oxygen and blood flow in our skin naturally increasing collagen production. A natural face lift with no downtime!
In addition to relaxation and increased flexibility, studies have shown that doing yoga is another great way to slow your body’s aging clock down. Yes, you’re helping your muscles stay limber but doing regular yoga can actually increase levels of hormones that can slow the aging process.
Are you further along in the aging process? Not to worry, in addition to the options we’ve mentioned above, there are more advanced options to combat skin damage, volume loss and wrinkles. These include oxygen facials, microdermabrasion and chemical peels. As you get older and your skin begins to sag or you develop deep set wrinkles, fillers like botox become another easy way to literally take years off your skin with little to no downtime.
Got a big milestone birthday coming up? Going on vacation where you’re sure to take a million pictures? Or just not feeling good about your skin? The time is NOW to start investing in your skin.
Where to go:
Ziva Nail Salon for facials and massages
Tree of Life Wellness Center for yoga classes
2 Ten Salon Studios for Botox and Dermal fillers for lips