What is Aging Your Skin?

Skin CareJust as we get older, our skin also tends to age naturally. However, different factors can make our skin look noticeably worn-out ahead of time. While there are many anti-aging skin care products to help slow down or revert the effects of time, understanding the causes of skin aging can help prevent you from appearing older. Find out the main factors that are aging your skin.

Sun Exposure

Getting that golden tan is surely something very popular among men and women around the world. However, tanning excessively can result in many skin problems—including aging. Make sure to always use a broad-spectrum sunscreen which blocks both types of UV rays. At North Scottsdale Laser & Skin Care Clinic, we recommend adding the SkinMedica Daily Physical Defense SPF 30 to your daily skin care routine.

Smoking

If you care about preserving your skin for as long as possible, you should avoid smoking. The nicotine in cigarettes can cause the narrowing of blood vessels, impairing blood from flowing to your skin. With less blood flow, your skin doesn’t get the necessary oxygen and nutrients. This can hasten the aging process of your skin, causing harsh premature wrinkles and lines.

Stress

Cortisol, the stress hormone, degrades the production of collagen. This can challenge the skin’s natural ability to repair itself, leading to an increase in the appearance of expression lines and wrinkles.

Diet

Believe it or not, what you eat takes a big part in how your skin looks. To avoid aging your skin prematurely, opt for a diet filled with antioxidants, Niacin, and vitamins A, C, E and K.

For more information on skin care, schedule a free consultation with one of our experts at North Scottsdale Laser & Skin Care Clinic. Click here or call (480) 513-2888 to book and appointment.

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