Quit These Bad Habits That Wrinkle Your Skin

Quit These Bad Habits That Wrinkle Your Skin

It’s normal to gain a few wrinkles as you get older, but premature aging is also a problem among younger people. Sun damage, bad habits, certain facial expressions, and even your genetics can play a part in how your skin ages. If you’re trying to preserve the suppleness of youth for as long as possible, here are some bad habits you need to kick first. 

At the Vitality Institute of Agoura in Agoura Hills, California, Dr. Stefanie Feldman and her team provide anti-aging treatments that can help restore a youthful appearance.

Stop forgetting the sun screen

Sun damage is the number one cause of aging, but it’s also the most overlooked. If you want to prevent wrinkles, you need to start taking the sun seriously. 

The best way to prevent wrinkles is to protect yourself from the sun. This doesn’t just mean wearing sunscreen at the beach or pool. Every time you step outside or sit by a window, your skin is absorbing UV light. This means you need to be protected as often as possible. 

Over time, this exposure can lead to wrinkles and other signs of photoaging, including: 

You can effectively prevent photoaging by investing in a daily-wear sunscreen. These are lighter and less oily than other sunscreens, and can be worn under makeup. 

Stop foregoing sunglasses

Protecting your eyes is important too; eye wrinkles are often the first to form, and sun damage can increase your chances of developing cataracts. Buy a pair of sunglasses you enjoy wearing, or look into transition lenses if you wear glasses. By investing in your eye health, you can prevent crows feet and other wrinkles that form and deepen from sun exposure and squinting.

Toss the cigarettes

Smoking speeds up the aging process, adding depth to wrinkles, affecting the texture of your skin, and creating puffiness around the mouth and eyes. Since smoking is also significantly shortening lifespans, increasing risk of cancer, and accelerating the advancement of lung disease, it’s a good idea to get rid of your habit once and for all.

Minimize alcohol intake

Too much alcohol causes dehydration, and dehydration ages your skin. While drinking a glass or two of wine or beer a few times a week is an acceptable intake, wean yourself off of a nightly date with a bottle and try antioxidant-rich juice instead.

Turning back time

It’s never too late to protect your skin from aging, but you might notice that some damage has already been done. Luckily, modern medicine has developed a number of treatments that can turn back time and rejuvenate your skin. 

At Vitality Institute of Agoura, Dr. Feldman uses the following systems to treat wrinkles, rough skin, and sagging features: 

If you’re interested in learning more about anti-aging medicine, schedule a consultation by calling 818-208-3803, or request an appointment online.

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