There are lots of wrinkle creams, eye serums, and other anti-aging skin care products available to help reduce the signs of aging.  To create a truly effective anti-aging skincare plan, however, it helps to start with healthy skin care habits.

Healthy skincare habits can help:

  • prevent a blotchy complexion
  • retains skin’s youthful firmness longer
  • reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • avoid leathery skin
  • reduce the risk of skin cancer

Anti-aging skincare tips include:

  •  Apply moisturizer every day.  As we age, the skin becomes drier.  Fine lines and wrinkles appear.  Moisturizer traps water in our skin giving it a more youthful appearance. 
  • Cleanse daily.  Washing your face with a gentle cleanser improves appearance.  Avoid scrubbing the skin though.
  • Stop smoking. Tobacco smoke contains toxins and continuous exposure to it results in a dull and dry complexion.  Skin also loses its firmness forming premature lines and wrinkles.
  • Eat healthily. A healthy diet promotes healthy skin, this includes fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and healthy fats.
  • Get enough sleep.  It’s called ‘beauty rest’ for a reason.  Sleep gives your body time to refresh and renew itself. Protecting skin from the sun.  Sun protection is the foundation of every anti-aging skincare plan. The sun’s rays make our skin age more quickly.  There is lots of evidence that the sun prematurely ages our skin; we call this photoaging.  To avoid this, seek shade and avoid the sun between 10 am and 4 pm, cover up with hats, long sleeves, and sunglasses, and be sure to wear sunscreen every day with an SPF of 30 or higher.
  • Avoid indoor tanning with sun lamps or tanning beds.