The April issue of Allure magazine proves that there are plenty of free or low-cost ways to effectively reduce signs of aging on your skin.
Switch up your daily routine:
Daily habits can have a huge impact on your skin. For example, do you stay hydrated by drinking out of a water bottle all day long? This seemingly healthy habit can actually increase and intensify wrinkles around your month. Instead, purchase a reusable bottle that has a spout and squirt the water into your mouth, rather than pursing your lips around the bottle opening when you need a drink. Allure also recommends avoiding gum chewing which can create fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth. Opt for a breath mint instead!
Relax during your workouts:
Breaking a sweat on a daily basis in the gym is great for your long term health and is also a great anti-aging tool. For some women, however, daily workouts can show up on the faces. I can pinpoint women who tense the jaw and throat when exercising, because it makes the cords of the neck more prominent and pulls down the face, according a dermatologist interviewed by Allure. Keep up the workouts, but just remember to relax your facial muscles.
Wear sunscreen every day:
Even if you stay indoors all day long, a daily SPF can save your skin in the long term. UVA light is capable of traveling through windows and can not only increase your risk for skin cancer, but can also negatively impact your complexion, causing a grayish undertone. Also, avoid sitting too close to space heaters or fire places, which can increase facial redness and collagen breakdown.
Opt for dermal fillers, but don’t overdo it:
Dermal fillers such as Radiesse, Juvederm and Sculptra are great anti-aging techniques. Just make sure not to overdo it, especially around your eyes, mouth and jawline. If you want a subtle and natural boost in your appearance, Allure interviewed dermatologist suggests filling in the peripheral areas of the face first, such as the temples, the front of the ears and the chin. Filling in the periphery of the face restores softness and balance without making you look done.
Learn more about facial fillers such as Juvederm in Seattle.
Dr. Jonov is a cosmetic surgeon who specializes in plastic surgeries of the face, breast, and body at Seattle Plastic Surgery.