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Ageing Gracefully: Strategies for Maintaining Youthful Facial Aesthetics

They say that youth is wasted on the young, but the experience of generations of women has always helped the upcoming generation to develop habits, routines, and rituals to help preserve beauty and slow down the process of ageing.

Today, there is no age limit on visiting a facial aesthetic clinic. That war against wrinkles can start early. However, the more defences you can create against the ravishing of the years, the better you can adopt different techniques to age gracefully and maintain your youthful looks for as long as possible.

Stay Out of the Sun

Today, we are well-educated about the impact of too much sun on our skin. Skin cancer has become one of the most common cancers in the world, and since the rising popularity of holidays abroad in the 1970s and 1980s, the majority of us have developed good practices in terms of applying high-protection sunscreens to protect against the sun’s rays.

That said, the sun is also excessively ageing, even with the use of sunscreens. Even if you avoid burning, the sun can cause long-term damage to the skin’s structure. UV exposure causes ‘solar elastosis’, a process whereby the skin wrinkles and turns yellow. In time, the skin looks dry, wrinkled, and leathery.

No amount of non-surgical facial aesthetics will be able to rectify this damage.

Drink Plenty of Water

Water is a natural elixir for life and for your skin. Investing in facial aesthetic procedures will improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. However, if you are not drinking enough water, that investment will soon be wasted.

Water helps by:

  • Flushing the toxins from your skin to help shrink the pores and keep them cleaner.
  • Keeping your skin fresh and hydrated and increasing its elasticity.
  • Helping to regenerate new skin cells to repair and replace damaged cells.
  • Increase skin elasticity.

Eat Well

Maintaining a good, healthy, natural diet is also crucial to maintaining any investment you make in non-surgical facial aesthetics and helping with anti-ageing. While genetics plays a part, even those women in the later decades of life will look better if they have had a healthy diet.

Foods to avoid include:

  • Starchy processed carbohydrates such as white bread, crisps, and doughnuts.
  • An excess of coffee can dehydrate the skin and interfere with your hormonal balance.
  • Alcohol – Too much alcohol can cause inflammation. It is also a diuretic, so it actively draws water away from the body.
  • Fried and fatty foods – Deep-fried food, such as fast food, burgers, chips, and pizzas, can cause excessive oil production, which clogs the skin. However, good fats such as extra virgin olive oil, avocados, raw nuts, and fish are anti-inflammatory and actually help to repair skin cells.
  • Sugar – Sugar has become known as one of the most damaging foodstuffs in the world, and its addition to pre-packaged and processed foods has contributed to a worldwide obesity problem. Sugar is also deeply damaging to the skin, damaging collagen and causing inflammation.

The simpler the diet, the better your skin and the more you will age gracefully. Follow these rules, and your skin will soon look as though you regularly visit a facial aesthetic clinic.

  • Eat regular portions of foods that contain essential fatty acids, such as mackerel, nuts and seeds, and avocados.
  • Go for brightly coloured fruit and vegetables – Tomatoes, peppers, red grapes, onions, salads, sweet potatoes. All these are effective antioxidants and anti-inflammatories.
  • Pack in the greens – Our mothers and grandmothers always told us we should be eating our greens because they have long since been known as a good source of vitamins, minerals, and carotenoids, all of which are important for good skin health. Broccoli, for example, contains sulforaphane, which can help prevent skin cancer and protect your skin from sunburn.

Exfoliate and Moisturise

Every girl knows from a young age that a good, regular daily skincare routine is essential to maintaining good skin as you age. Exfoliation removes dead skin cells, improves circulation, unclogs pores, and smooths out fine lines and wrinkles. Once exfoliated, the skin can better absorb moisturiser for better results.

What Are Facial Aesthetics?

Unfortunately, even the most thorough of skin care regimes will need a helping hand, and visiting a good facial aesthetics practitioner will soon become part of your overall skincare routine. When searching for ‘the best place for fillers and Botox near me’ in the area of Birmingham, you will land on Sutton Dental & Implant Clinic, a facial aesthetic dental surgery that is fully qualified in all aspects of non-surgical facial aesthetics. Contact the surgery for an initial consultation.

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