Worried about wrinkles, uneven skin tones and other signs of aging? We all want our youthful skin to last forever. There's obviously no way to completely age-proof your skin, but there are certainly steps you can take to help keep it protected and maintain your smooth, healthy skin.
Protect It from the Sun
The biggest enemy in the fight against aging skin is the sun. UVA rays cause 80 percent of skin aging and lead to premature wrinkles, sun spots and even sagging skin. An SPF of 15 or higher along with a moisturizer is essential to protecting skin from the sun's harmful rays.
Get Your Beauty Rest
There's a reason it's called beauty rest. When we sleep, our bodies, including our skin, repair and rejuvenate. Research has shown that eight hours of sleep is ideal for skin and overall health.
Eat the Right Foods
What you eat definitely plays a role in the health of your skin. Anti-oxidant foods are great for skin, so eating more things like berries, dark chocolate, nuts and leafy greens can help. Avoiding greasy or sugary foods is also key.
Skin is made up of 64 percent water. Drinking adequate amounts of water each day not only increases blood flow to the skin, but also helps with density and thickness. Water helps keep skin supple and radiant and supports the production of collagen, which is the key to youthful skin.
Get Some Exercise
If you're looking for yet another reason to hit the gym, your skin is definitely one. The improvement in circulation that exercise provides helps skin stay healthy and vibrant looking. Increased blood flow carries things like free radicals away from cells and brings oxygen and nutrients to the cells.
Have a Dedicated Daily Routine
A daily routine should have a morning and evening skin care regimen. One of the most important parts should be removing makeup and washing your face. Even if you're exhausted, going to bed with makeup on can clog pores and even lead to a breakdown in collagen.
For more skin tips or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Davis, call us today at 817-778-4444.