As we age, our skin naturally loses some of its natural moisture and elasticity. This results in wrinkles, dryness, and sagging – all of which are just a few of the hallmarks of growing older. However, just because you’re aging doesn’t mean your skin has to show it. In fact there are several different ways to keep your skin healthy and young looking even as your birthdays keep rolling by. Here are three ways to do just that.
Rub It In
The first step for many people looking to improve the quality of their skin is, logically enough, right on the outside. Dermatologist-recommended skin treatments such as oils, creams, serums, or microdermabrasion all have been proven to have differing levels of effectiveness in changing the appearance of older or damaged skin. However, there are many types of skin care products out there; choosing the right one is highly important. For example, any skin lotion or facial cream high in antioxidants and natural moisturizers such as argan oil or vitamin C serum is likely to be a highly effective treatment, so look for products rich in these ingredients for the best results.
You Are What You Eat
Healthy skin can be just as much about what you put inside your body as what you put on it. In fact, there are many nutritional supplements that are best taken orally that also have excellent health benefits for your skin. Phytoceramides are one of the most promising of these nutritional supplements, especially because of its ability to strengthen the skin’s ability to retain moisture and aid in the replenishment of collagen deep beneath the skin’s surface. This greatly increases elasticity and can even erase visible wrinkles , but only when taken orally over a long period of time, which allows the phytoceramides to build up to suitable levels within the body.
A Little Outside Help
Finally, there are steps that you can take that don’t involve taking supplements or applying creams and lotions but instead change the skin directly and dramatically. Treatments such as Botox injections involve temporarily paralyzing some of the muscles in the face to relax wrinkles and are seen as a highly effective if temporary treatment. More permanent treatments include surgeries such as facelifts, which will tighten sagging and wrinkled skin, though this is of course a major surgery that can take some time to recover from.