Skin ages at different rates. While some are blessed with good genetics and skin that stays radiant well into their 30’s and 40’s, others may begin seeing signs of aging around the mid-late 20’s. Despite our best efforts to prevent skin aging, at some point signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles are inevitable. So what can you do to reverse the look of aging skin? Here are some things you can do at home to reverse the signs of aging on your skin.
Dry, dehydrated skin shows fine lines and wrinkles so much more easily than skin that is supple and well hydrated. Hydration occurs both within the body and outside. Drink plenty of water. Use a good moisturizer on your face morning and night to provide hydration at the source (more on products below).
Supplements may also be able to help. Collagen supplements are still being researched as to their efficacy when it comes to anti-aging, but it is still good to take to hopefully replenish your collagen. Vitamin C and vitamin E, two antioxidants, are also good supplements to take that have been proven to help protect against the harmful effects of the sun.
There is no shortage of anti-aging skin care items. From lotions to serums, each promises to stop or turn back the clock on your face. Which ingredients should you look for in a good anti-aging skin care product? Look for retinoid products, which help stimulate collagen, among other benefits. Some products have hyaluronic acid, another skin reviver that attracts moisture. Resveratrol is another great ingredient to look out for. Resveratrol is an antioxidant that protects from free radical damage in addition to its anti-aging benefits.
Despite our best efforts to prevent skin aging, the fact is that many effects of aging on skin are inevitable and will happen at some point. Eating well, staying hydrated, and using anti-aging products can only help so much. Fillers and Botox can help bridge the gap. Fillers provide doses of necessary ingredients like hyaluronic acid directly where they’re needed, while Botox temporarily reduces muscle activity in specific places to reduce the folding of the skin in those areas (such as forehead lines and crow’s feet).
For those looking for even stronger reversals to the skin aging process, surgical procedures provide the most help. Procedures such as facelifts and neck lifts help instantly reverse the signs of aging, helping to tighten the look of skin on the face overall.
Don’t forget to also take preventive measures as well. If you’re in need of some anti-aging skincare help, schedule an appointment for a consultation with. Dr. Torkian today!