From advanced professional products, over-the-counter anti-aging treatments and everyday health habits that support a youthful appearance, it’s possible to reduce the appearance of those fine lines and wrinkles that make you look older than you feel. Make skin care a priority by working these three easy wrinkle-reducing tips into your beauty routine.
Protect Your Skin from the Sun
While being out in the sun can feel great, it can take a toll on your skin, leaving you vulnerable not only to cancer, but also to signs of premature aging including heavy wrinkles.
If being out in the sun is a must, start your day by applying a sunscreen with SPF 30 protection or higher and plan to re-apply it as directed. Add a protective lip balm and consider wearing a wide-brimmed hat to help deflect UV radiation.
Find Products for Your Skin Type
The type of everyday skin care products you use matters. Facial cleansers and body wash for oily skin contain agents that strip away excess oils and if your skin is already dry, that could lead to more dryness that makes wrinkles look more pronounced. If you have sensitive skin or are prone to breakouts, heavy moisturizers with oils and waxes can clog your pores.
No single product works for everyone, but looking at labels carefully and choosing one for your specific skin type is a good first step to finding the products that will be most effective for you.
Less is More
When something works well, it’s tempting to think more is better, but some skin care products are designed to work with the skin’s natural rhythm and using them too often diminishes their beneficial effects. Anti-wrinkle peels and abrasive exfoliants used to remove dead skin cells can damage the new skin your body creates if they’re used too often. Moisturizers designed for daily use can suffocate pores when applied too often. Unless a medical professional recommends using a product differently, stick to the directions on product labels.
Healthy skin looks and feels great. If you’re satisfied with the products you use and love the results, keep up the good work. However, if the outcome isn’t quite what you hoped for, the team at Gulf Coast Facial Plastics can help find a solution for you.