Reversing the Effects of Ageing on Your Skin

Reversing the Effects of Ageing on Your Skin
As we age, there are inevitable changes that take place in the appearance of our skin. Everyone experiences some degree of loss of elasticity and thinning of skin. However, our everyday lifestyle choices play a pivotal role in determining how fast our skin ages. To some extent, it is possible to reverse the effects of ageing on our skin.

As we age, there are inevitable changes that take place in the appearance of our skin. Everyone experiences some degree of loss of elasticity and thinning of skin. However, our everyday lifestyle choices play a pivotal role in determining how fast our skin ages. To some extent, it is possible to reverse the effects of ageing on our skin.

Overexposure to the sun is probably the biggest culprit when it comes to aging of skin. Among other things, sun damage manifests as skin sagging, easy bruising and a slow healing process. Always use sunscreen when going out in the sun. You can also wear a broad-brimmed hat that protects your face, ears, and neck and long-sleeved clothes to protect the skin of your arms.

Harmful elements of sunlight and pollutants produce substances called “free radicals” which break down the skin causing wrinkles over time. To prevent this, a wide variety of creams and lotions are available that have antioxidants which neutralize the action of free radicals. These antioxidants can also be consumed through foods such as green tea, tomatoes and grapes.

A habit of consuming foods that are high in simple carbohydrates and refined sugar can cause premature aging and sagging of skin. Sticking to healthy food choices will cause a noticeable improvement in your skin tone giving you clear, smooth skin. Another habit to avoid is smoking. Smokers tend to have more skin wrinkles than non-smokers of the same age.

Dry skin is a common complaint in later life. This occurs due to loss of oil glands as we age. Taking bath in very hot water and frequent use of soaps can further dry out your skin. You can keep your skin soft and supple by using a good moisturizer and avoiding the desire to scratch itchy, dry skin.

If you have noticed skin changes that you would like to get checked up, Dr. Najia Shaikh will be happy to evaluate you and provide you with a plan of action for attaining healthy, youthful-appearing skin.

As we age, there are inevitable changes that take place in the appearance of our skin. Everyone experiences some degree of loss of elasticity and thinning of skin. However, our everyday lifestyle choices play a pivotal role in determining how fast our skin ages. To some extent, it is possible to reverse the effects of ageing on our skin.

Overexposure to the sun is probably the biggest culprit when it comes to aging of skin. Among other things, sun damage manifests as skin sagging, easy bruising and a slow healing process. Always use sunscreen when going out in the sun. You can also wear a broad-brimmed hat that protects your face, ears, and neck and long-sleeved clothes to protect the skin of your arms.

Harmful elements of sunlight and pollutants produce substances called “free radicals” which break down the skin causing wrinkles over time. To prevent this, a wide variety of creams and lotions are available that have antioxidants which neutralize the action of free radicals. These antioxidants can also be consumed through foods such as green tea, tomatoes and grapes.

A habit of consuming foods that are high in simple carbohydrates and refined sugar can cause premature aging and sagging of skin. Sticking to healthy food choices will cause a noticeable improvement in your skin tone giving you clear, smooth skin. Another habit to avoid is smoking. Smokers tend to have more skin wrinkles than non-smokers of the same age.

Dry skin is a common complaint in later life. This occurs due to loss of oil glands as we age. Taking bath in very hot water and frequent use of soaps can further dry out your skin. You can keep your skin soft and supple by using a good moisturizer and avoiding the desire to scratch itchy, dry skin.

If you have noticed skin changes that you would like to get checked up, Dr. Najia Shaikh will be happy to evaluate you and provide you with a plan of action for attaining healthy, youthful-appearing skin.