Signs of aging can appear as early as our mid 20s and early 30s. You will start to notice that your skin feels dry and fine lines start to appear around your face such as eye and mouth areas. When aging kicks in, our body experiences the slowdown in production of collagen and elastic fibers, oxidization of fats and changes in cell structure. Both collagen and elastin fibers are essential for keeping the skin firm and plump.
Your body’s metabolism also starts to slow down, which affects the levels of elastic and collagen in your skin tissue. Tired, dull skin as well as sun spots may also start to show. It helps to stay ahead of the game and delay the signs of aging skin before it is too late.
Delay Aging Signs
There are several things you can do to care more for your skin with the simplest of good habits to achieve and maintain a youthful complexion.
- Use sunscreen
Regular usage of sunscreen does more than protecting against painful sunburns and decreasing the risk of skin cancer. When you use sunscreen regularly, you get to protect your skin against photoaging, where the exposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation which can lead to wrinkles, sun spots, uneven skin tone, dryness and loss of elasticity. The severity of the sun’s damage can affect the skin’s elastic fibers and collagen. Apply it all around your face, neck and hands as these areas face a lot of sun exposure.
- Moisturize and hydrate
It is important to use a facial moisturizer that is designed for your skin type – dry, oily or combination. Beneficial ingredients like hyaluronic acid can hold moisture in your skin, keeping it plump with a smoother skin texture. Dehydrated or dry skin can emphasize premature fine lines and wrinkles. Don’t forget to drink an adequate amount of water daily to keep your body well hydrated.
- Varied and healthy eating
As opposed to unhealthy food, consuming a diet that is rich in nutrients and vitamins will provide our body with all the necessary help for our skin cells to do a better job in keeping our skin looking healthy. Reduce the sugar, fat and carbohydrates intake, and look for foods packed with vitamin E, zinc, fatty acids, beta-carotene, antioxidants, lycopene and more which are good for the skin. These include fresh produce, nuts and seeds and flaxseed oil.
- Skin treatments
Besides making modifications in your diet and lifestyle, you can also head to an aesthetic clinic in Singapore and undergo non-surgical procedures that can help to maintain or prolong your youthful appearance. The Infini Fractional Radiofrequency is one such procedure that involves thermal stimulation of the skin to produce new collagen. The newly produced collagen will plump up the skin, tighten and fill out scars and wrinkles, making it an effective acne scar removal and anti-aging treatment. Similar skin treatments include Thermage and HIFU Sygmalift for collagen stimulation and skin tightening. The VBeam laser treatment is another option to treat a variety of skin concerns including wrinkles, broken capillaries, and rosacea. It is also suitable as an acne treatment to target the P. acnes bacteria that contributes to acne breakouts and the acne scars left behind.
At The Clifford Clinic, we offer the mentioned treatments above and more to address varying skin issues such as cystic acne, pores, pigmentation, acne scar removal and anti-aging. Our aesthetic doctor will discuss with you and review the suitability of treatments for your skin to provide an effective result. Book an appointment with The Clifford Clinic today and find out more about our acne treatments in Singapore and other skin programs.