Daily use of sunscreen SPF 30 or greater: The use of sunblock decreases the sensitivity of the skin to harmful UV radiation. In the form of fewer wrinkles and sunspots that could mar the youthful appearance of the skin, regular use of a physical (nonchemical) sunblock can have long-term benefits. Of course, a decrease in the occurrence of skin cancer in areas of the body exposed to the sun will be an added advantage.

Daily intake of oral Vitamin C supplements: Vitamin C is a vitamin that is water-soluble and is the most essential vitamin involved in healthy collagen production. Vitamin C is commonly found in a dietary form in foods such as the following: broccoli, cantaloupe, cauliflower, kale, kiwi, orange juice, papaya, red, green, or yellow pepper, sweet potato, strawberries, and tomatoes. Oral supplementation with 1000 mg of Vitamin C a day will help provide the body with this essential nutrient if you do not or cannot consume a diet rich in these foods. Healthy levels of collagen mean a better structure for the skin, bones, hair, etc.

Get a healthy dose of omegas in your diet: Many people enjoy fish in their diet. However, to get a healthy amount of omega fatty acid intake, it is impossible to eat enough fish daily. Fish oil supplements of 1000-2000 mg per day are very important for psychiatric health, eye health, brain growth, and early pregnancy development improving cardiac risk factors, reducing childhood symptoms of ADHD, reducing inflammation, reducing symptoms of metabolic syndrome, improving age-related mental decline, and Alzheimer’s, and maintaining healthy skin.

Stop smoking: Smoking is well known to lead to several different states of illness. The chemicals in smoke lead to skin damage topically and by growing levels of antioxidants, as far as your skin is concerned. The act of smoking also creates motion wrinkles around the mouth (“smoker’s lines”). Finally, in smokers vs. non-smokers, vitamin C levels appear to be around 15 % lower in smokers. This leads to complications with slow wound healing and makes certain plastic surgery procedures particularly dangerous for smokers.

Engage in vigorous exercise for at least 30 minutes a day: Our extremely busy personal and professional lives are making it hard for many people to get to the gym. Exercise generally gets neglected but is important to get at least 30 minutes of vigorous exercise per day. Exercise is associated with the development of hormones that provide a sense of well-being and help with sleep, in addition to cardiovascular benefits. Exercise is associated with decreased levels of obesity and can prevent changes in the weight of yo-yo that lead to loose skin.

The most neglected anti-aging tip we have is sleep: There should be 7-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep every night for the average adult but most of them don’t. Reduced sleep leads to increases in cortisol, the stress hormone, and too much cortisol that leads to retention of fat. This can lead to sleep apnea and its associated disease states. For this reason, it is important to have a good sleep routine for both life quality and anti-aging problems.

This list tells us that the preservation of our physical youth and appearance can be encouraged by many things we can do for ourselves. And, when the time comes for more professional help, make sure you consult with us to get the right treatment from a board-certified plastic surgeon.

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