5 Anti-Aging Tips to Start Doing Right Now

Oct 13, 2020 | Skin Care


While you are spending more time at home, now is a good time to focus on your skincare routine. Here are five anti-aging tips to start doing right now that will reward you with fresh, healthy, and glowing skin.

1. Eat Foods that Nourish Your Skin

We are what we eat. As we get older, it is more important to eat foods that nourish your skin. Avoid foods that are high in sugar or full of white carbohydrates that speed up aging by breaking down glucose. Instead, add more protein to your diet like lean meats, fish, legumes, and beans that help build strong collagen. Eat foods that are high in vitamin C to keep your skin looking youthful. If you have sun-damaged skin and age spots, tomatoes are high in lycopene that help prevent further damage.

2. Switch to a Gentler Face Wash

As we age, our skin becomes less oily and more sensitive. Even if you still experience acne breakouts, you might want to switch to a gentler product instead of one that dries out your skin. When cleansing your face, avoid aggressive scrubbing that can irritate your skin and accelerate its aging.

3. Begin Using Retinoids

If you are not using them already, now is a good time to start using retinoids. They are your best line of defense for anti-aging as your skin begins losing collagen to help minimize fine lines and smooth the appearance of your skin.

4. Upgrade Your Sunscreen

Sunscreen is essential to helping your skin resist aging. Upgrade to a sunscreen with a higher SPF to help keep your skin healthy and to prevent age spots and other discoloration. Choose a sunscreen that contains antioxidants and added moisturizers instead of sprays and gels that contain alcohol that can dry out your skin.

5. Gently Exfoliate Weekly

Your skin sheds dead cell regularly to create a new layer every 28 days. As you get older, that process begins to slow down, dead skin cells buildup and your complexion becomes dull-looking. Gently exfoliate each week and incorporate facials into your monthly skin care regimen.

As an authorized licensed retailer of SkinMedica products by Allergan, our skin care professionals can personalize an anti-aging skin care regimen to meet your skin’s specific needs. Call North Scottsdale Laser & Skin Care Clinic at (480) 448-0918 or schedule online to book your consultation.