How to Prevent Skin Ageing
STAYING OUT OF THE SUN
To help prevent skin ageing it is important to realise that our skin changes on a cellular level, when exposed to the sun’s UV rays. The free radicals from the radiation break down skin’s collagen and elastin, causing hyperpigmentation in the form of freckles and dark spots.
When our skin gets burnt, the skin’s protective barrier is compromised, resulting in possible DNA damage, which can then lead to skin cancer.
Sun damage and UV exposure are responsible for 80-90% of premature ageing. At BeauSynergy advanced skin clinic recommends HelioCare 360 SPF50 for ultimate protection; it even comes in a tinted formula, to smooth any imperfections.
Smoking affects your skin like a polluted environment. Smoke inhalation inhibits oxygen and nutrients from reaching the skin and causes a breakdown in skin’s cells; resulting in sagging, wrinkles and a dull complexion. Smoking causes a depletion in nutrients, including vital Vitamin C, which helps protect and repair skin damage.
The nicotine in cigarettes causes vasoconstriction, where the blood cells narrow and limit the oxygen-rich blood flow to the small vessels in your face; this can leave skin dry and discoloured.
Free radicals damage and latch on to cells that can result in roughness, sagging and wrinkling of the skin. Studies have also found the effects of smoking can last over 30 minutes, meaning your skin is subjected to suboptimal blood flow for a lot longer than you might expect.
If you’re looking for a way to rejuvenate dull looking skin and help prevent skin ageing, talk to an advanced skin clinic such as BeauSynergy in Hertfordshire for a full skin consultation. You may be advised to try one, or a course of the chemical peels that remove the dermis (top layer of skin), instantly leaving you with a brighter and smoother looking complexion.
CONSUMING LESS SUGAR
Collagen fibers lose strength and flexibility when excess sugar molecules bind themselves to them in a process called glycation, which then leads to wrinkles and sagging skin. The more sugar you consume, the more glycation occurs, resulting in less elastic skin; more vulnerable to sun damage and the ageing process.
Is suger bad for the skin? Yes !! When we eat sugary or starchy foods and the sugar levels rise in our bloodstream, we experience a dramatic rise in inflammatory chemicals at a cellular level. This can result in an inflammatory disease, such as acne, to worsen greatly.
Are you a lover of sugary foods and drinks ? Are you starting to see the effects of wrinkles and acne flare-ups? It is obviously important to seriously cut down on the volume and frequency and look for alternatives. If the skin is now outwardly showing adverse effects then it would be worthwhile contacting your local skin clinic, such as BeauSynergy advanced skin clinic in south Hertfordshire. You will probably be recommended a fully skin consultation and analysis. It is great value at just £25 and includes a real fact finding mission on the causes plus an enlightening skin scan.
In summary – to prevent skin ageing is an impossible task but you can do plenty of things to slow down the process considerably. The effects of the UVA and UVB rays from the sun are the most damaging and if you were to only expose your sun to the necessary levels to give your Vitamin D each and every day, it is likely you will maintain a skin that is good for your age for many many years. It is obvious also that all 3 of the important facts mentioned to help prevent skin ageing also can contribute to serious ill health including cancer. But enjoy life and the benefits that great health and great skin bring you.