SIMPLE EVERYDAY HABITS TO MAINTAIN YOUTHFUL SKIN

Our dream is to age like a fine wine. So, here is a list curated by dermatologist and cosmetologist Dr. Ayesha Faizan from Destination Skin. Read along so you can look and feel your best for years to come. Cheers to that!

Cleanse and moisturize regularly
Cleansing and moisturizing helps protect skin and keep it healthy; but banish regular soap, which can be drying for older skin. Instead, use a cleanser that gently washes without stripping skin of its natural moisture. Avoid skin toners, especially those with a stringent or alcohol base. Follow with a good moisturizer, morning and night

Maintain Your Hands
A study showed that people could accurately guess womens ages by looking at their hands. Use a good hand cream frequently, preferably one that contains SPF for daytime. Brighten dull hands by exfoliating regularly, suggests Dr. Ayesha Faizan.

Eat more greens and reds
Vitamin K—in kale and other green vegetables—helps your blood coagulate, reducing the impact of bruising. Lycopene in tomatoes gives the skin powerful protection against UV rays. Fruit and veggie consumption resulted in better skin complexion, according to a study.

Exercise four or more times per week
Dr. Ayesha Faizan believes regular exercising can slow the aging process. Youll fend off muscle loss and sleep better when you exercise most days of the week. Combine cardiovascular exercise for heart and lungs, resistance exercise for muscles, and stretching for flexibility, she says.

Drink more water
Our body is mostly water, and our skin is our bodys biggest organ—so we need to keep hydrated to avoid it looking dry and dull, and creating wrinkles. The more hydrated you are, the more plump, subtle, and youthful your skin will appear. In addition, staying hydrated can improve energy levels and fight against cravings, which makes it easier to stay on target with your exercise goals and healthy eating habits.

Load up on antioxidants
Antioxidants like vitamins A and C fight against free radicals, helping you maintain a younger appearance. When free radicals from diet or the environment threaten to damage skin cells, antioxidants fight against these compounds and protect skin cells, explains Dr. Ayesha Faizan. Diets rich in antioxidants may help to fight against damage from the sun and the environment, and protect against inflammation which accelerates aging, she further states. Eat oranges, strawberries, blueberries, bell peppers, and spinach to reap these benefits.

Cut down on sugar and salt
A healthy, youthful body needs healthy nutrients—and to avoid unhealthy ones. Added sugars and excessive salt intake can increase inflammation in the body, which can accelerate the aging process. Inflammation produces enzymes that break down collagen in the skin. The end result is accelerated wrinkling and sagging of the skin, leading to an aged appearance. One study found people with a high blood sugar level were perceived to be older; another found salt increased cell aging in overweight people.

Seek out certain skin-care ingredients
No surprise—SPF protects against free radical damage from the suns UV radiation that leads to collagen breakdown, sagging skin, and wrinkles, says Dr. Ayesha Faizan. But there are other game-changing skincare ingredients to look for, too. Retinol and alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) can rejuvenate the skin and eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, the dermatologist says. Hyaluronic acid helps your skin retain moisture, which gives it a smooth, glowing look.

Try a collagen-based face cream.
Dr. Ayesha Faizan calls collagen-based skin care products the “foundation of youth. Collagen infused creams areclinically proven to erase wrinkles. It’s pretty pricey, but you should expect to see tightened, toned skin after 15 days, she states.

Apply SPF daily.
Especially around your eye area. Eyelid skin (and the under eye area) is the thinnest in the body, so sun damage shows up quickly in this area in the form of dilating and increased blood flow. As a result, you can see a dark glow or color through the transparency of the skin. It is recommended to use a SPF of 35 minimum.

Let go of stress and conflict
Studies have shown stress actually ages your cells—but this aging can also be reversed with lifestyle changes that include stress management. When you reduce stress and conflict, you are turning off stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol, and activating endorphins, the natural pain killers in your body, which makes everything about you more youthful, elaborates Dr. Ayesha Faizan.

Take the Next Step
If youre looking for a great dermatologist to address your skin or hair concerns, dont hesitate to visit our clinic as soon as possible!
We encourage you to schedule a consultation at West Avenue Medical Center 18 ,Mansarovar Colony, Awasthi Nagar Road, Near Ring Road, Nagpur, Maharastra-440030.
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