Many people desire to project a youthful face that is free of signs of aging. Unfortunately, factors like genetics, sun exposure, and the stresses of life can lead to wrinkles, fine lines, and dark spots. And while these conditions typically worsen over time, cosmetic treatment can provide effective improvement. Dr. Carlton Scroggins regularly performs a variety of procedures, such as brow lift surgery, facial fat transfer, or nonsurgical skin resurfacing, for men and women of all ages. If you’re still considering cosmetic treatment, just know that it’s never too late to start protecting your skin from future damage now.
Below are some tips that can help stave off the aging process.
Consume Less Sugar
Sugar raises insulin levels and accelerates aging in the skin through a process called glycation. While eliminating sugar from your diet completely would be best, it’s not realistic. Aim to consume no more than 30 grams of sugar per day. This can be done by drinking water instead of sugary sodas or juices and by eating fresh fruits and vegetables instead of processed foods.
Although it’s no secret that lotions and creams can keep the skin hydrated, there are some products that just work better than others. When moisturizing your face, try to use a lotion that is alcohol-free and contains retinol to fight against dryness and wrinkles.
Vitamins & Minerals
You may be shocked by this, but chances are you don’t get your daily recommended value of vitamins & minerals like Vitamin D, iron, and magnesium. To fulfill these needs, try to eat foods like green vegetables, milk, and nuts. It may also be a good idea to take a multivitamin on a daily basis.
Dead skin cells are constantly lurking on the surface of your skin. Exfoliating your face once or twice a week not only removes these dead skin cells, but it also enables the healthy cells beneath to come to the surface.
Protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays is one of the most important things you can do to ward off premature aging. Wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or greater every day, rain or shine.
If you’re unsatisfied with signs of aging on your face, we recommend you call (301) 220-0400 or fill out our online contact form today. Dr. Carlton Scroggins and his caring staff strive to provide you with results that you can feel confident about.