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How to Combat the Signs of Aging

Dr. Howard Murad once said “Aging is a fact of life. Looking your age is not.” And that’s completely true. With all the preventative measures and anti-aging treatments on the market, there’s no reason you have to go through life looking any older than you’d like to.

Whether you’re trying to ward off the first real signs of aging or you’re looking to reduce the appearance of existing wrinkles and lines, there are plenty of ways you can combat the signs of getting older and achieve a look you’re dreaming of.

Stay Hydrated

Just like the rest of your body, your skin relies on your staying hydrated in order to maintain its softness and elasticity. When you don’t drink enough water, your skin can become dry and appear dull. Make sure you’re drinking enough water throughout the day to prevent your skin from appearing lackluster and showing signs of aging.

Note: Notice we said water. While you may love sipping on cold brew throughout the afternoon or cosmos on the weekend, these beverages don’t hydrate you. In fact, alcohol actually dehydrates you. Stick to water and keep your alcoholic beverages to a minimum for better, more supple, skin.

Protect Your Skin from Sun Damage

We know that tanning has been all the rage the past few years and you may feel wonderful sporting a nice sun-kissed glow, but prolonged sun exposure is not your skin’s friend.

For starters, without the proper protection, basking in the sun can put you at risk of developing skin cancers. Tanning beds also run the risk of this issue since you wear no protection — if anything, you wear tanning enhancers. Furthermore, excessive sun exposure and tanning can cause you to develop wrinkles sooner in life as well as lead to discoloration and changes in your skin’s texture.

It’s for these reasons that it’s important to wear sunscreen or moisturizers with SPF every day, even if it’s cloudy or raining out, and reapply these products generously if you’re spending time outside. If you’ve spent a bit too much time in the sun, you may want to look in chemical peels or laser treatments that can boost collagen production and rejuvenate your skin.

Use Anti-Aging Products Early On

You’re never too young to invest in anti-aging skin products. In fact, the earlier you begin a healthy skin care regimen, the better chance you have at preventing fine lines and wrinkles from appearing. A good routine should include:

  • Cleanser: to rid your skin of dirt and impurities

  • Toner: to gently tight pores

  • Serums: to target specific areas of concern (tightening, brightening, etc.)

  • Eye Cream: to prevent under-bags or dark circles

  • Spot Treatments: to target acne flare-ups

  • Moisturizer: to hydrate your skin

  • Sunscreen: to protect against sun damage.

Combining these products can help keep your skin clean, tight, and bright which, in turn, helps maintain a more youthful appearance.

Invest in Professional Treatments

Sometimes, all the DIY treatments and store-bought products don’t make much of a difference in reducing wrinkles, sagging skin, and other signs of aging. When this is the case, your best bet in achieving younger-looking skin is receiving professional treatments.

Facials and Peels

There are numerous facial options for improving your skin’s appearance. Treatments like Facials® use PRP methods to tighten and tone your skin as well as reduce volume loss, while Hydrafacials can clear dirt and oil, increase vibrancy, and improve elasticity.

Laser Treatments

Photofacials can reduce unwanted pigmentation and increase cell turnover and collagen production for brighter, more youthful-looking skin. Icon fraction treatments can reduce the appearance of fine lines, spider veins, surgical/acne scars, and more.

Ultherapy

Ultherapy® is the only FDA-cleared non-invasive procedure for lifting and tightening the skin. It can be used to target problem areas on the neck, brows, chin, and décolletage areas.

When you want the best anti-aging treatments in the Nashville area, visit the skincare experts at Nashville Skin Company! Our team is committed to helping patients just like you learn more about their skin and provide a treatment plan customized to your goals, budget, and schedule.

Contact us to schedule your next treatment today!