Being healthy is an important goal to have as you age. Looking as young as you feel, however, can also have a profound impact on your vibrancy and lifestyle. It’s never too early to start investing in your confidence, so here are some of the tops ways you can combat aging and live your best life.
1. Eat a Healthy Diet
This tip is one of the most important because beauty and health start from within. In fact, the food and drink you consume significantly contribute to your youthfulness as well as your health. You’ve probably heard the saying, “you are what you eat” – to contribute to your health and beauty, you should be sure to drink plenty of water and eat healthy foods for your skin, such as salmon, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, and avocados. These can also provide your body with energy and plenty of nutrients to maintain your favorite activities.
Have you ever thought that sweating is good for the skin? You’re correct. Not only is exercise good for your lungs, heart, and mind, but exercise is excellent for healthy skin. When you increase blood flow through movement, skin cells are nourished, and blood flow helps to rid the skin of waste, such as free radicals. Of course, if you’re exercising outside, be sure to protect your skin from sun damage and its effects.
3. Keep Your Lips Hydrated
Your lips are some of the first features of the face that people notice. As we get older, the lips can become thin, droop, and lose color. Therefore, as you grow older, make sure to exfoliate, hydrate, and moisturize your lips regularly. This can help prevent collagen loss and the formation of fine lines as well.
4. Pursue Skin Treatments
Professional-grade skin treatments can do more for your skin than anything you can achieve at home. This can include preventing collagen loss, stimulating new protein formation, and keeping your skin hydrated, supple, and smooth. There are many, many non-invasive skincare treatments on the market that can produce excellent results. These include:
- Botox® reduces frown lines and crow’s feet and lasts for about three to four months. It can prevent wrinkle formation and relax tense muscles.
- Dermabrasion treats age spots, wrinkles, and sun damage by removing the dead skin cells and debris from the surface of the skin. It makes way for new, healthy skin cells and can be performed every month for gradual transformation and maintenance.
- Chemical peels incorporate concentrated active ingredients like AHAs and BHAs to exfoliate your skin to a precise depth. This procedure removes wrinkles, age spots, and leaves skin looking brighter. They can be customized to your unique skin needs and can be incorporated into your skincare regimen once per month.
- Dermal Fillers, including collagen-stimulators, hyaluronic acid gel, and more, are injected into your skin to fill out lines and wrinkles. Results occur right away and last for up to two years. They can treat many different areas of the face like the cheeks, lips, and nasolabial folds.
With the right team of skincare and non-surgical treatment specialists, you can incorporate a customized treatment plan to help you feel like your best self with the treatments that fit your goals.
Meet With a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
One best way to combat aging is to work with an experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Patrick L. Basile can work with you to determine the right time to explore your options with facial rejuvenation at every stage of aging. The best way to get started is by scheduling a consultation, so we invite you to contact our Jacksonville Beach practice by calling or filling out our online form.