As the weather gets cooler, our skin typically gets dryer, and dry skin looks even more tired and aged. So while the air gets cooler and dryer, keep your skin dewy and young with these three tips.
As you age, your skin produces less oil, plus your cell renewal slows down, and sun damage takes a toll; all leading to dry skin as you get older. Sun damage is the most prominent reason for aged skin. UVA and UVB rays cause damage that speeds up the skin’s aging process and causes spider veins, age spots, wrinkles, and melanomas.
Sunscreen is a Must
To keep your skin moist and younger in appearance, wear sunscreen daily with a broad-spectrum SPF of 15 or greater. Finally, stay out of the sun when it’s at its most intense, which is usually between about 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Add Some Vitamin A
When stocking your anti-aging and anti-dryness arsenal, make sure to add a Vitamin C cream to the mix. Creams enhanced with Vitamin A can help prevent wrinkles and pigmentation. Consider Vitamin A derivatives like retinoids, that maintaining smooth, healthy skin. Chemically related to vitamin A, retinoids such as retinol, Atralin, Differin, Retin A, and Tazarac slow down collagen breakdown and maintain your skin’s elastin, which is a fibrous protein vital in keeping skin firm, elastic, and youthful-looking. Try adding a topical retinoid that will undo some sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, and give a brighter, healthier glow.
Consider a Filler
While it would be nice to have protected your skin 100 percent of the time for your entire life, the truth is that sun damage, aging, and dryness happen in the real world. Getting older happens. So, while sunscreen helps prevent further damage, and Vitamin A cream helps minimize the rate of aging, the sure fire way to get your skin looking younger and moisturized is by considering one of the effective fillers offered by your dermatologist, Restylane®, Radiesse®, Botox®, and Dysport® are all great options that are being discounted this month!
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