It is commonly held in today’s society that a youthful look is a trait of attractiveness, particularly in women. Why are we obsessed with youth when aging is unavoidable? Perhaps it is because youthfulness is often associated with better health and ultimately stronger genetics and reproductive value. The subconscious role of youth motivates much of modern culture. As the fascination with sustaining youth has grown, solutions to preventing an older look, such as changing your appearance via cosmetic surgery or anti-aging treatments, have progressed as well. These options can keep you looking healthier and younger for longer periods of time, regardless of your age.
Two characteristics that are often associated with a youthful look are smooth and bare skin. Every person can immediately begin three very simple anti-aging treatments to help achieve a more youthful glow. These steps can help the anti-aging process and move you toward a fresher, healthier complexion.
Getting a good night’s rest is important for over-all health, including the condition of the skin. In order to achieve the recommended six to eight hours of uninterrupted sleep per night, necessary steps must be taken to create an adequate resting atmosphere. Before getting into bed, make sure the room is at a comfortable temperature to avoid being woken by over or under heating. Also, rest your head on a pillow that will keep it slightly elevated throughout the night to reduce the chances of swollen and dark circles under your eyes. Most importantly, light can often distract and stimulate the body, so remember to keep your environment dark and quiet.
Protection from the Sun
Spending a few minutes in the sun is actually good for us; we need the Vitamin D acquired by the sun’s rays to help us absorb calcium. However, it’s extremely important to be aware of the harmful and aging effects that ultraviolet rays can have on unprotected skin. Not only can UV rays cause the skin to wrinkle, they can also instigate more serious issues such as skin cancer and eye damage. When spending 20 minutes or more in the sun, applying UVA/UVB protection (sunscreen) to your skin will help prevent aging signs like wrinkles or sun spots that can occur from these dangerous rays. Sunscreen with an SPF (Sun Protection Factor) of 15 or higher are usually very successful at keeping the skin protected when in the sun for an extended period of time.
Clear Face at Night
Cleansing the face before going to sleep at night is beneficial when trying to obtain younger, healthier looking skin. Leaving makeup or product on the face while sleeping can clog pores causing the skin to wrinkle, experience redness and can sometimes result in acne. Using makeup remover, cold cream, a facial cleanser or toner will help to reduce blocked pores and allow the skin to breathe while asleep.
Even with stringent prevention techniques, one might find themselves in need of outside help to continue a youthful look. This is especially the case for keeping skin hair-free. The best treatment with long-lasting results for bare skin is laser hair removal. Dr. Dayan and his team of qualified technicians can help you find the most troubling areas and help eliminate any unwanted hair. The laser technique can take one to several visits depending on the amount of hair and area focused on. Laser hair removal uses the most advanced technology to send intense heat to a desired target. The target is chosen depending on the color of hair. When used, it damages the hair follicle without damaging the surrounding skin. Although a topical anesthetic may be used for more sensitive patients, anesthesia is not required. Within the disciplined commitment to completing a series of treatments, you can permanently reduce the appearance of hair on nearly any area, minimizing an obvious sign of aging.
Lasers aren’t only for hair removal though. There are several that can help smooth out your skin and help take away years of unwanted aging. Scars and rough skin can be smoothed out with the use of Active or Deep FX lasers, Pixel Lasers, and Erbium Laser Resurfacing. Each have their own specialties and it is best to consult with your doctor to decide which lasers are the best for you. However, the bottom line is each can help smooth unwanted wrinkles and skin irregularities. For better information, explore our site’s laser treatments.
Last Updated on January 29, 2021 by Dr Dayan