As we age, lines and wrinkles are inevitable. Fortunately, there are multiple easy ways to help improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles or significantly delay their development. Avanti Medical Spa offers these wrinkle reducing tips…
- Moisturize: By far, the most important thing you can do to improve the look of your skin and help ward off wrinkles is to moisturize – morning and night. A high quality moisturizer will help plump fine lines, smoothing your complexion and keeping your skin from drying out. A great choice is Avanti Rx’s Dream Cream, a blend of nourishing botanicals that help fight free radicals, as well as green tea, known to help strengthen the skin’s elasticity. Regular facials and peels help your skin healthy, smooth and radiant, too.
- Hydrate: Skin naturally contains water, which functions as a protective barrier. As we age, that natural moisture diminishes, leaving your skin looking dry and wrinkled. Drinking plenty of water can help keep your skin properly hydrated, plumped and smooth. And using moisturizer, as recommended above, creates a physical barrier to lock moisture in.
- Kick the habit: Smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol are two major wrinkle-inducers. In fact, one recent study showed that facial wrinkles can appear in smokers as young as 20 years old. Nixing your smoking habit can help reduce the damage to an extent, but long term smoking will cause deep wrinkles and a leathery look to your skin. Alcohol is known to dehydrate the skin. Add the salt in some drinks like beer or margaritas, and sugar in sweet drinks like mojitos, and the drying effects on your skin are multiplied.
- Get your beauty rest: Inadequate sleep causes your body to release more of the stress hormone cortisol, which can break down skin collagen, the protein that helps keep your skin smooth and elastic. It also limits natural production of human growth hormone the hormone that promotes growth, thickens skin and increases muscle mass.
If you’re already showing the tell-tale signs of aging, more intense treatments like injectables, dermal fillers and Fraxel can help smooth your skin, diminishing the look of lines and wrinkles. Call 904-461-6797 to schedule a skincare consultation with St. Augustine’s Avanti Medical Spa.