Stop ageing in its tracks with these top tips

Stop ageing in its tracks with these top tips

19 September 2016

Stop ageing in its tracks with these top tips

Lines and wrinkles are an inevitable part of the ageing process – but if you’re looking for a way to improve the appearance of your skin and turn back the clock, there are a number of effective solutions that will help. While you won’t prevent ageing completely, you can delay the process; here’s how.

It helps to be aware of what causes wrinkles. One expert explained: “The cause of wrinkles is depletion of collagen and elastin, which naturally keep the skin firm, in the deeper layers of the skin causing [it] to sag and wrinkle.”

“It could range from different reasons like sun damage to the skin, smoking, an improper diet, dehydration, pollution, facial expressions and sleeping.”

To keep wrinkles at bay, follow these tips.

  • Establish a skin care routine

Establishing and implementing a skin care routine will help you to regularly maintain its appearance. Remember to include your neck too as the delicate skin in this area is prone to wrinkles and can betray your true age if left untreated.

  • Cleanse and moisturise

Thorough cleansing daily and intense moisturising can help to keep your skin hydrated and supple. You can also keep your face and neck protected from sun damage by applying SPF every day, preventing the early development of wrinkles and pigmentation.

  • Quit your bad habits

Smoking and drinking too much alcohol can have a negative impact on the appearance of your skin. Reducing your alcohol intake and quitting smoking will help to prevent against premature ageing.

  • Get a good night’s sleep

Experts recommend getting around eight hours’ sleep every night for rejuvenated, young-looking skin. As we sleep our skin cells repair and regenerate, leading to an improved appearance in skin. There’s never been a better excuse for an early night!

  • Eat a well-balanced diet

Snacking on chocolate and crisps, washed down with a fizzy drink may feel good at the time but if you keep this up regularly your skin won’t thank you for it. Instead, make small changes to your diet for a healthier, glowing complexion. Introduce more fresh fruit and vegetables packed with vitamins and antioxidants for clear, wrinkle-free skin.

  • Drink lots of water

Drinking around eight glasses of water a day can help your skin to stay hydrated. Top up your skin’s hydration levels with a rich moisturiser day and night for best results.

While prevention is always recommended, you may be at the stage where you’re looking to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles that have already developed. If this is the case there are many at-home remedies you can try as well as Non Surgical treatments at the clinic.

At home

There are several ways you can improve the appearance of your skin at home. A homemade banana and papaya face mask contains lots of skin-boosting minerals and is great for hydrating parched, dry skin.

Alternatively, try mixing together lemon, honey and egg whites to infuse your skin with vitamin C and keep it hydrated and supple.

For intense hydration, apply aloe vera juice directly to your face. Leave to soak for 5 – 10 minutes then rinse and pat dry.

At the clinic

If you’re looking for a tried-and-tested line and wrinkle solution, there are many Non Surgical treatments you may wish to consider.

Medical Microdermabrasion helps to stimulate collagen production, leaving you with clear, smooth, wrinkle-free skin.

Chemical Skin Peels work by removing the dead surface layer of your skin and stimulating the production of collagen to give way to a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance.

Botox can be administered into frown lines and wrinkles for a smooth, wrinkle-free appearance. This popular treatment works by paralysing facial muscles, preventing them from contracting as often.

Dermal Fillers can be used to effectively replace lost volume around the cheeks and jawline, giving you a more youthful appearance.

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