To fight wrinkles and other signs of aging, you need to keep your skin protected and hydrated. Though you can’t turn back hands of time, these anti-aging skincare tips will help keep your skin smoother and younger looking.
Eat For Skin Health
What we eat has a huge impact on how we look, especially when it comes to achieving that much-coveted youthful glow. Get plenty of healthy fats – omega-3s and monounsaturated fat – which help regenerate skin at the cellular level, improve texture and tone and help ensure skin looks supple. Get these smart fats from fatty fish (salmon, mackerel, herring, halibut, sardines), avocado, olives and olive oil.
Choose food that are rich in lutein – a carotenoid that may help protect your skin from the inside out. The best sources of lutein are egg yolks, leafy dark green veggies and fresh corn. Some studies have found that lutein may also protect skin from UV damage.
Foods that are high in antioxidants, such as berries, broccoli, leafy greens (kale, spinach) and tomatoes are also great for your skin. We need antioxidants to help protect the skin from free-radical damage (rough texture, wrinkles, sun spots). Vitamin E is another must for skin health. Add vegetable oils, wheat germ, nuts, seeds and olives to your diet for healthy, glowing skin.
If you want skin to look younger and more supple, drinking enough water is a must. “Dehydrated skin looks wrinkled and rough,” Spano says. Aim for eight glasses a day, which will also help you lose weight, aid digestion, improve your energy and concentration and flush toxins from your body. Keep a reusable bottle in your purse for easy, on-the-go sipping.
Anti-Aging Skin Care and Treatments
Cleanse: Gently wash your face both morning and night, but steer clear of cleansers that have high alcohol content and other drying agents. Try Hydro Cleanser for herbal extracts and mild cleansing.
Exfoliate: Exfoliate your skin weekly with a gentle facial exfoliator, which will get rid of dead skin cells and keep skin smooth, healthy and fresh. Try Natural Skin Refiner. It contains Natural Enzymes which help soften dead skin cells, and gently rub it away without agitating your skin.
Moisturize: Apply moisturizer over your entire face and neck twice a day. Dry, aging skin loses its elasticity, which is when wrinkles start to form. Try pH Balancing Essence. It contains 50% Sodium Hyaluronate which studies have proven that each droplet is a thousand times more absorbent than water. Meanwhile, Balance Essence helps lock in collagen and elastin which eventually slows down aging process.
What to look for in Anti-Aging Treatments:
There is a never-ending pile of anti-aging facials offered in the market of skincare. However, it is important that you do your research to find a reliable spa/clinic that offers treatments that:
- Deal with the root causes of aging – such as building up the skin’s collagen & elastin and boosting its natural ability to counter oxidative stress
- Suits your budget – anti-aging treatments are an investment that require consistency for effects to be substantial.
- Fits your time frame – is it vital to look 10 years younger by the end of one session?
- Is meant for your skin type – some laser treatments are not suitable for people with darker skin tones (particularly those with skin tones at level 5 & 6 of the Fitzpatrick Skin Phototype Scale
Unsure of what treatment to go for? Here are some of our top anti-aging treatments Singapore you can check out:
Proionic: Using a uniquely patented long wave radio frequency, experience the instant and long-term anti-aging effects of cellular ionic exchange.
Illuminate: A relaxing treatment that combines Oxygen Therapy, Diamond Microdermabrasion and Vino Therapy for the ultimate age-reversing treatment.
Protect Your Skin
No matter your age, you need to protect your skin from the sun. Not only can sun exposure lead to skin cancer, it will also cause dryness, sun spots, wrinkles and other visible signs of aging. Always use a SPF moisturiser, sunscreen and cosmetics that contain SPF 15 or higher. If you spend a lot of time in the sun each day, wear both sunglasses and a hat.