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3 Ways You’re Aging Your Skin

3 Ways You’re Aging Your Skin

When you are poolside, enjoying your margarita, the last thing running through your mind is just how much damage you are doing to your skin. Your skin receives constant abuse from many sources such as unprotected hours in the sun, an unhealthy diet and unbalanced lifestyle.

Reckless care of your skin can make you look more aged than you are and since your skin is considered to be your largest organ, it is never too early to start treating your canvas with the care and attention it deserves.

Shine Like a Goddess

With the impending arrival of the summer months, there is an intense focus on getting your physique beach ready, along with masking the fifty-one shades of ghostly pallor you achieved that winter. However, getting that bronzed goddess skin via tanning beds or sunbathing is not only causing skin damage and instigating premature aging but also increasing your likelihood of developing skin cancer.

Exposure to ultraviolet rays, UVB and UVA, is harmful to your skin on a superficial and cellular level. UV rays target the collagen and elastin in your skin, which makes the tissue more susceptible to the effects of aging; Increased and unprotected sun exposure results in more wrinkles and weathered skin beyond your years. There is never an acceptable time to skip the sunscreen, so always protect your skin by using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 or more.

Broad-spectrum physical sunscreen containing zinc oxide provides a protective film that is useful in refracting both UVA and UVB rays. The application of sunscreen every day will stave off the onset of skin cancer, ward off premature aging and help to keep your skin looking youthful, wrinkle-free and sun damage-free. So slather on that high-level SPF sunscreen before you spend time in the sun. Ask our front desk about some of our in-house sun protection products at Spa in the City to get you started.

Step Away From the Donuts!

Consuming an extensive amount of sugar in your diet adds to the orchestra of fine lines and wrinkles on your skin. A diet that is high in sugar and low in fiber, lean in protein and healthy fats, attacks your collagen fibers, weakening them and causing them to lose their elasticity. The loss of elasticity and bounce results in sagging and wrinkled skin. Although completely avoiding sugar is next to impossible, you can control how much sugar you intake and curb the amount of damage you create by consuming fruits and vegetables, as opposed artificial sweeteners.

Do You Want That Second Drink?

Happy hours are fun social gatherings where inexpensively priced alcohol abundantly flows. However, that five dollar drink could be wreaking more havoc on your skin than you suspect. Albeit having the occasional drink is enjoyable, alcohol does not play nice with your skin. The effects of alcohol are all too real the day after. Your skin looks and feels dehydrated, puffy, and lackluster with sugared and alcohol filled beverages. Dehydrated skin is a portal for fine lines and wrinkles to come out to play. Fun fact, Jennifer Lopez stays away from sugary drinks altogether and we agree!

Water is essential to your body’s health, especially your skin. Consuming ample amounts of water helps to keep your skin hydrated and supple, which keeps the lines at bay and keeps you looking nearly twenty years younger. When your skin is healthy, you look healthy.

Keep Your Skin Glowing

The way you take care of your skin contributes to your complexion’s vitality, glow, smoothness and bounce. Not all products are made universally. To avoid an adverse reaction or exacerbate any pre-existing skin conditions, it is important to incorporate products into your skin care regime that are appropriate for your skin type. Keep your skin care routine simple and always remember the following:

  • Exfoliation
  • Hydration
  • Brightening treatment
  • Protection from the sun

Check Out Spa in the City

As they say, the early bird gets the worm, so it is never too early to begin caring for your skin, both inside and out. Beautiful and glowing skin starts with a healthy lifestyle. Eat well. Stay hydrated. Get plenty of sleep. Exercise and your skin will reflect your healthy lifestyle habits. Our professional team at Spa in the City would love to discuss options for your aging concerns. To schedule your consultation today, please contact us at 972-441-7933. It is time to take care of your beautiful self.

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