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An individual’s skin shows signs of aging in different ways and for different reasons. Some of the most common causes include sun exposure, stress, genetics, tobacco use and improper diet. Along with natural aging process this can cause a loss of collagen in the skin.

For most people there is no one single cause, instead it is a combination of causes. This means that preventing further skin aging or restoring your youthful appearance, often requires a multi-faceted approach.

Anti-aging skin cream is a popular way to improve the luster of epidermis or top layer of the skin. When used in combination with exfoliation and quality beauty products it can help restore some of your skin’s youthful appearance.

Stress can have a significant negative impact on the age and appearance of your skin. Stress management techniques such as meditation and yoga can help improve general fitness and reduce the damage caused by stress on your skin.

Bad habits like smoking and excessive alcohol consumption can also have serious ramifications on skin health. In some cases this is related to the taxing of the immune system and its role in maintaining skin health. There are also several aspects of alcohol and nicotine that can cause impact the subcutaneous fat layer of the skin, while also causing accelerating aging in the surface layers. Try to drink in moderation and talk to your primary physician about a smoking cessation program.

Your daily nutrition plan is one of the biggest factors related to skin aging. A poor diet robs the body of key nutrients and vitamins needed to bolster the health, integrity and luster of your skin. At the same time a good diet provides the skin with the nutrients and materials it needs to look it’s best. A balanced diet rich in antioxidant foods and vitamins A, C and E, as well as fish oil will help keep your skin looking healthy and young.

Sun exposure is also a major cause of skin aging. If you know you’re going to be out in the sun for any significant period of time, be sure to wear an appropriate sunblock for your complexion. This also includes applying a lip balm that has been fortified to provide SPF protection.

If you have questions about how to prevent or reduce the impact of skin aging. Or you would like to investigate some non-invasive treatment options, please feel free to call us at 309.827.3881 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you have the youthful appearance you desire!