There’s no reason to be ashamed of wanting to look and feel your best, and for those who are getting older, that might mean trying to reverse the effects of aging on your skin. Whether the years have taken their toll on your skin, or whether you want to look as young as you feel and just don’t want your true age to show, there are a few methods you can use to slow down or even reverse the look of aging.
Fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and dryness are all common effects of aging. There are creams, serums, face masks, and other products out there that promise to halt or reverse the aging process, but almost all of their claims can be debunked. Unfortunately, scientists haven’t figured out how to half the aging process, but with these tips and tricks, you can do your best to slow it down or even reverse the signs of premature aging. There are also many anti-aging facial treatments for women to reverse aging.
1. Stop smoking
Smoking is terrible for your skin. It causes premature wrinkles and can speed up the aging process. If you’ve been smoking for 10 years, you could be seeing the effects of it in your skin already. Of course, the more cigarettes you smoke, the worse it is for your skin.
The nicotine, one of the main ingredients in cigarettes, narrows the blood vessels in the outer layers of your skin, restricting blood flow and therefore restricting the oxygen and nutrients. The other myriad of chemicals in cigarettes and tobacco smoke is known to damage the elasticity of your skin. This causes wrinkles and sagging skin, not just on your face but all over your body. This isn’t reversible, but you can prevent it from getting worse by quitting smoking.
2. Eat healthy
Cutting out some of the unhealthiest foods in your diet can do wonders for your skin health. Removing junk food, processed food, and overly fatty foods—but not the healthy fats like omega-3 fatty acids—can help your skin appear healthier. The effects of a good diet can be seen in as little as six months, and unless your diet is comprised of only junk food, you don’t need to change it too drastically to see some results. Try to maintain a diet that consists of lean sources of protein like chicken breast, fish with high omega-3s and omega oil like salmon, and low-carb veggies. Adding antioxidant supplements might help as well. Intermittent fasting and reducing your food intake on a whole can also slow down the signs of aging.
3. Stem cell treatments
The newest method of reversing the signs of aging is treatment with stem cells to get rid of any fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tones. A non-surgical and minimally invasive treatment injects stem cells rich with growth factors directly into the dermal area to repair and regenerate damaged skin tissue, reduce wrinkles and fine lines, and reduce puffiness from under the eyes – all of which contribute to the appearance of older skin. Because of the nature of stem cells, the recovery process is faster than other cosmetic anti-aging procedures, since there’s a guarantee your body won’t reject the cells, nor will your physical appearance change.
4. Limit exposure to toxins
Your environment plays a big role in the health of your skin, and air pollution and other toxic fumes and chemicals are known to cause wrinkles, age spots, and a variety of other skin conditions that can make you appear older. The pollution in the air breaks down collagen and reduces the firmness of your skin. Because it’s unlikely that you can just stay indoors all day and completely avoid air pollution, the best way to combat these toxins is to cleanse your skin with products that have antioxidants in them.