When it comes to these unwanted symptoms, the key is to recognise what causes them to occur in the first place so that you can do your best to stop them in their tracks, or at least slow down the process. The experts here at La Fuente Clinic are on your side, helping you take the fight straight to the source!
Breaking The Habit
While there are some factors that contribute to ageing skin that you can’t avoid, such as environmental pollution and genetically inherited characteristics, the most common causes of premature skin ageing actually tend to be habitual.
The things we put into our body will always show outwardly one way or another. Harmful toxins from cigarette smoke cause dryness and wrinkling, specifically around the mouth. Smoker’s lines are notoriously difficult to hide and can take some time to treat aesthetically.
When it comes to your diet, consider limiting your caffeine and alcohol intake as this rapidly and excessively dehydrates your body. Maintaining hydration throughout the day ensures your body can effectively eliminate toxins while carrying nutrients to skin cells, resulting in a smooth, rejuvenated tone.
Instead of a diet high in fats, sugars and carbohydrates, opt for one rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants as this will minimise the risk of skin concerns such as fine lines and acne breakouts.
If you can’t resist a golden glow to your skin, make sure you protect it when you chase that tan! Even throughout the colder months, applying a daily SPF significantly reduces the risk of UV damage to the DNA in your skin cells. Frequent exposure to UV can not only cause premature ageing, but also life-threatening cancer.
Finally, you might not realise that both sleep and stress can impact your skin. A lack of sleep deprives your body of the chance to refresh and regenerate, while too much stress is proven to trigger an inflammatory response within your body that can accelerate the ageing process.
Don’t Let Ageing Skin Win!
When you feel like you’ve lost the battle, La Fuente Clinic is here to make sure you win the war! It’s not easy to break long-term habits, and the most common causes of premature skin ageing are often difficult to avoid, no matter how hard we try.
For many of us, the signs of premature ageing have already set in. If that’s the case for you, let our trained and experienced team lend you a hand. Give us a call on 01926 893091 or get in touch here.