As far as science has evolved and developed in the past couple of decades, we still haven’t found a way to reverse time, or at least as far as we are aware. This is why people are more and more concerned about the effect of time on their appearance. This is why, no matter your gender, taking care of your skin is a must and something that more of us should look into.
With increasing life expectancy, more and more of us are focused, at point, obsessed with staying young. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some of our tricks that can help you combat the effect of time on your skin.
1. Use a gentle cleanser
Washing your face is a must to keep it fresh; this is why cleansing is important. It removes any makeup or skincare product that you may have applied previously during the day. It also removes pollutants, bacteria, and the natural oil that your skin produces over the span of a day. Cleansing is also important for your skin care product to get through your skin easier.
Use a gentle cleanser that will preserve your skin barrier and keep it resistant to damage and dehydration. Avoid using cleansers that contain sodium lauryl sulfate because they are too harsh for your body. You don’t have to splurge and buy a fancy one; rather, you should just read the ingredients before buying one.
2. Use a chemical or physical exfoliant
As we grow older, our body slows down and does replenish itself as quickly as it used to. Dead skin isn’t replaced by fresh ones as quickly as when you are younger, and this means that your skin starts to look uneven and dull, and you may even see cracks.
Avoid harsh physical exfoliants like sugar scrubs as it makes your skin to be more susceptible to sagging. This is where exfoliant comes in handy, as they help get the dead cells off your skin. Use a soft charcoal sponge better for your skin and will help you better than sugar scrubs.
3. Anti-aging serum
Serums usually contain a larger concentration of active ingredients than your common moisturizer. They increase the collagen in your skin and act as antioxidants to soak up environmental and biological oxidative stress that builds up over time due to aging. When buying an anti-aging serum, you might want to look into one thing: look out for vitamin A, which is also known as retinoids (retinol, tretinoin, and tazarotene), and vitamin C (magnesium ascorbyl phosphate and L-ascorbic acid).
If you grew up with an Indian mom and an African American dad like me, you know the importance of moisturizing, especially if you have melanated skin. Moisturizing is a must if you want to keep your skin healthy and reverse the effect of aging. As we age, our skin produces less sebum; the good news about this is that it means that we have less chance to have acne, but it also means that your skin will dry out more easily.
One of the main factors of fine lines forming on your skin is inadequate hydration, but this is a quick fix as long as you hydrate and moisturize your skin on a regular basis. One bit of advice we can give when looking for moisturizers is to look for one that contains water-binding humectants like hyaluronic acid and glycerine.
In addition to moisturizers, you should also use sun protection, as the harsh sunlight and UV rays have a negative impact on your skin in the long run. Applying sunscreen means you are protecting your skin from overexposure to the sun. So, don’t just use sunscreen when you are at the beach, but use it on a day-to-day basis.
Looking for help?
Contact the experts at Brighton Medical Aesthetics for all your anti-aging needs. The clinic was founded by Dr. Nagd Farag, who has been practicing medicine in Australia since 1992 and focuses on anti-aging skin medicine and non-surgical cosmetic treatments using the latest technology and evidence-based procedures to back his treatments.
They use a wide range of treatments and device techniques, including injectables, collagen-stimulating treatments, lip enchantment, peels, laser resurfacing, and micro-focused ultrasound (Ultherapy), which is the only real-time visualization device for skin tightening. So what are you waiting for? Give them a call and make your dream become a reality with Dr. Farag’s team of expert professionals.