5 Ways to Prevent Wrinkles

Jan 13, 2016 | Blog, Skin Care

It is common knowledge that, as we get older, collagen wears down and our skin becomes less firm and elastic, resulting in lines and wrinkles. While aging is a natural process that everyone goes through, there are certain factors that can speed up that process. Many people invest in anti-aging products but the best way to maintain beautiful skin is to prevent aging. Keep Anti Agingreading to find out five ways to prevent wrinkles.

Avoid the Sun

Long sun exposure is unhealthy for the skin and can result in many skin problems—including aging. Always use a broad-spectrum sunscreen which blocks both types of UV rays. At North Scottsdale Laser & Skin Care Clinic, we recommend adding the SkinMedica Daily Physical Defense SPF 30 to your daily skin care routine.

Quit Smoking

If you care about preserving your skin for as long as possible, you should avoid smoking. Nicotine found in cigarettes can cause the narrowing of blood vessels, impairing blood from flowing to your skin. With less blood flow, your skin doesn’t get the necessary oxygen and nutrients, which hastes your skin’s natural aging process, causing harsh premature wrinkles and lines.

Eat Foods Rich in Antioxidants

Antioxidants have great anti-aging properties. They protect skin by reducing the production of free radicals, which can damage skin cells. Antioxidants can be found in foods such as:

  • Grapes
  • Blueberries
  • Nuts
  • Dark leafy greens
  • Orange vegetables
  • Fish
  • Whole grains.

Antioxidants can also be found in skincare products such as SkinMedica’s Rejuvenative Toner and Ultra Sheer Moisturizer. They can improve the health and appearance of your skin, including reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

RED Light Therapy

Infrared light penetrates deep into your skin, improving your skin tone and healing blemishes. RED Light Therapy also improves your skin’s circulation, which helps prevent premature wrinkles and lines.

Moisturize Daily

Keep your skin moisturized throughout the day as well as throughout the night to avoid the dryness of skin—thus preventing wrinkles. Choose a moisturizer with SPF to keep your skin safe from the sun, which also leads to premature aging.
For more information about anti-aging skincare tips, schedule an appointment with North Scottsdale Laser & Skin Care Clinic. Call (480) 513-2888 or click here.