It happens to the best of us…as time goes on and we get older, the wrinkles begin to appear, age spots rear their heads and the softness and elasticity begins to disappear from our skin. But is there any way to prevent or try and reverse these effects?
There are measures you can take to keep wrinkles and age spots at bay. One of the main culprits of premature aging is the sun. The UV rays generated from the sun can have many harmful effects on the skin, one of which is damaging the elasticity of the skin and therefore promoting the appearance of wrinkles. This is why it is so important to limit time in the sun and to wear protective clothing and sunscreen when you do expose yourself to it. Smoking is another culprit, and is known to speed up the appearance of wrinkles.
There are many creams and lotions available these days that claim to ‘reverse the sings of aging’. These can help to soothe the skin and some can even promote firmness and wrinkle reduction, if only on a temporary basis. Many of these lotions and creams contain AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids), an active ingredient which is thought to have a positive effect on wrinkles and the appearance of aging. However, these creams do not reverse the signs of aging or get rid of wrinkles; they simply give the appearance of a firmer skin.
There are, however, some treatments available that can help to treat aging skin and wrinkles. These have been tested by the FDA (Food & Drugs Administration) and have proven effective at least to some degree. The first of these is Tretinoin Cream, which is a vitamin A based product. This prescription cream can help to reduce roughness, age spots and fine wrinkles.
The second treatment that can work effectively on aging skin is carbon dioxide and erbium laser treatment. This works by removing a layer of skin to reveal a fresher new layer. Done under anaesthetic, this treatment is performed by trained surgeons.
There are additional steps you can take to help keep your skin looking younger. Ensure that you moisturise your skin regularly. Aging skin tends to become quite dry and cracked, and it is vital to keep the skin hydrated. Ointments are an effective way of nourishing dry skin, as they are better absorbed by the skin and the effects last longer. Creams are also an effective means of moisturising dryness. Lotions tend to be quite light and are therefore not as effective and will need more frequent application.
Drinking plenty of water and sticking to a healthy diet can also help to keep skin in top condition. Hydration is vital for the skin, and plenty of water will help to nourish it. The vitamins and mineral in a healthy diet will have a positive effect on the skin, and you can also complement your diet and facial routine by taking supplements such as vitamin E tablets or Oil of Primrose capsules. And, remember, to avoid making the problem of wrinkles and age spots any worse you should avoid regular sun exposure as well as sun beds, fake tan and tanning lamps.Providing you maintain a good skin-care regime and combine it with plenty if fluids and a good eating plan, there is no reason why you shouldn’t enjoy healthy skin for longer. And by simply limiting sun exposure and avoiding cigarettes you can not only avoid any further damage to the skin but you can also help to delay the signs of aging.
Currently Indexing Over 75 'BluePages' Covering 1,000+ topics!