The older we get the more susceptible we are to fine lines and wrinkles. While it’s impossible to pause time and stop the aging process, there are a few things you can do to combat fine lines and wrinkles in your everyday life.
The collagen in our skin keeps it smooth and gives it elasticity. With age, our bodies produce less collagen. This can result in saggy skin, fine lines, and wrinkles. A number of factors can be to blame.
- Drug and alcohol use
- Facial expressions
- Natural aging
- Poor nutrition
- Sleeping on your side
- Sun damage
4 Ways to Combat Fine Lines & Wrinkles
Water is Your Friend
We know the work day is hard. Make sure you’re sipping on more than just coffee throughout the day. We recommend drinking about two liters (about eight, eight-ounce glasses) of water per day to stay properly hydrated.
Incorporate Antioxidants Into Your Diet
No — that doesn’t mean you should drink a ton of red wine. It’s important to incorporate antioxidants like vitamins A, C, and E into your diet. Some great sources of antioxidants include: artichokes, beans, blueberries, cranberries, kale, kiwis, prunes, spinach, and walnuts.
We don’t need to list all of the reasons smoking is bad for you. It’s 2017 — we all know the risks. But we want to remind you that this expensive and undesirable habit ages you well beyond your years.
Using sunscreen is SO important. It protects you from skin cancer, as well as from being prematurely aged by the sun.
Want a little bit of extra help when it comes to combating the aging process? Kessel Dermatology can treat fine lines and wrinkles, as well as facial volume loss. We perform a number of cosmetic dermatology procedures like: Botox, Dysport, Juvederm, Restylane, and Volbella. Contact us today at 609-890-2600. Give us a call to schedule an appointment or request one online.