In this blog from Prive Plastics, we offer 5 ways to rejuvenate your skin that you can begin immediately.
What Are 5 Ways To Rejuvenate Your Skin?
- During The Daytime: Apply Your SPF
- Weekly: Enjoy Foods Rich In Skin-Loving Nutrients
- During The Evening: Relax And Get Your Rest
- Long Term: Quit Smoking Cigarettes
- Every Few Months To A Year: Invest In Your Appearance
Daytime: Apply Your SPF
Sunscreen is a well-known recommendation for daily use, yet many remain unaware of the reasons behind its importance and how it safeguards the skin from the sun’s harmful effects. Ultraviolet radiation, a natural form of energy emitted by the sun, poses a significant threat to our skin, ranging from premature aging to the development of skin cancer. The damage caused by UV exposure gradually accumulates over time, increasing the risk of skin cancer. Although the body can repair some genetic damage in skin cells, it cannot address all of it, resulting in a buildup of unresolved harm.
Fortunately, there is a wide range of sunscreens and SPF products available for daily use. When selecting a sunscreen, it is crucial to choose one with an SPF rating of at least 30 and broad-spectrum protection. Broad-spectrum protection shields the skin from both UVA rays, responsible for skin aging, and UVB rays, which cause sunburn. To ensure effective absorption, apply the sunscreen to dry skin at least 15 minutes before going outdoors. If you plan to engage in water activities or physical exertion, opt for a waterproof sunscreen that provides protection for 40-80 minutes (depending on the label). Lastly, remember to protect your lips by using a lip balm or lipstick with an SPF of 30 or higher.
Weekly: Enjoy Foods Rich In Skin-Loving Nutrients
While we cannot escape the natural process of aging, we have the ability to influence how we age. One effective approach is to prioritize a healthier diet, as it can provide a significant boost to our skin’s well-being. Conversely, excessive consumption of processed foods or those with a high glycemic index, such as dairy products, carbohydrates, and unhealthy fats, can exacerbate skin issues, leading to inflammation, irritation, blemishes, and potentially accelerating the aging process.
To nurture our skin from within, it is essential to incorporate more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, fatty fish, and legumes into our meals. Including foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as fish, chia seeds, and edamame, can be particularly beneficial. Additionally, incorporating broccoli, citrus fruits, almonds, and sunflower seeds into our diet can provide ample amounts of vitamins C and E, respectively, which contribute to skin health.
Every Night: Relax And Get Your Rest
You might be surprised to learn that stress can have a profound impact on your skin. When experiencing stress, hormonal imbalances occur, resulting in the release of cortisol and adrenaline. This can lead to clogged pores and exacerbate acne by stimulating increased oil production in the skin. Furthermore, stress triggers inflammation, which negatively affects skin health. Individuals under stress may also observe aggravated symptoms of psoriasis, rosacea, eczema, hives, or rashes.
Inadequate sleep can also significantly affect the appearance of your skin. Without sufficient cellular repair and regeneration that occurs during sleep, your skin may become dehydrated and lose its pH balance, resulting in a dull complexion. Additionally, you may notice redness, breakouts, dark circles under the eyes, and even pigmentation issues due to dilated blood vessels. All of these skin concerns can be attributed to the insufficient cellular repair associated with poor sleep.
Long Term: Quit Smoking Cigarettes
Were you aware that smoking cigarettes can accelerate the aging process? The toxins present in cigarette smoke can inflict harm on the collagen and elastin fibers in your skin. These fibers play a crucial role in maintaining the skin’s firmness and elasticity. When damaged, they can cause your skin to become rigid and less supple, resulting in the formation of deep wrinkles and premature aging. The impact of smoking is most visible on facial areas such as the space between the eyebrows, around the eyes, and around the mouth and lips. Moreover, smoking can contribute to the occurrence of sagging skin, particularly beneath the eyes and along the jawline.
Furthermore, smoking has the ability to diminish the oxygen supply to your skin by constricting blood vessels, thereby promoting the generation of additional free radicals. Moreover, it can deplete the levels of vitamin A in your skin, leading to the development of vertical wrinkles around your mouth that emerge from the repetitive pursing of your lips while smoking.
Every Few Months To A Year: Invest In Your Appearance With Prive Plastics
If you are based in Boca Raton, FL, and the surrounding areas, consider Prive Plastic Surgery’s mobile concierge. With Prive Plastic Surgery’s mobile concierge MediSpa, high-quality, professional aesthetic services such as neurotoxin and dermal filler injections, chemical peels, and laser skin resurfacing can come to you. Enjoy the luxury of attaining your aesthetic goals without ever having to leave the house and our line of skin care to maintain your new results.
If you wonder if you are a good candidate for a brow lift, eyelid lift, neck lift or any of our other aesthetic treatments and procedures, start with a TeleHealth consultation. Dr. Wu offers brow lifts, face and neck aesthetic surgeries, and aesthetic and reconstructive surgeries for the breast and body. For customized treatment plans for your face and body, call us today at 561-717-3181.