It’s no secret that we at Port City Plastic Surgery are in the business of keeping our clients in the Daniel Island area looking and feeling young, but there are also actions you can take yourself in order to stave off the signs of aging. Below are our five favorite tips for maintaining a youthful, vivacious appearance.
Use sunscreen… always
This is probably one of the most repeated, and ignored, tips to slow the aging process. Any time you are in sight of daylight, you should have applied at least an SPF 30 sunscreen. This is true also if you are outside on a cloudy day or even sitting near a window. The sun’s rays increase wrinkles and dark spots, not to mention your risk of skin cancer.
Sleep on your back
Many wrinkles are caused when your face presses against your pillow every night. Sleeping on your back not only reduces the formation of wrinkles but has numerous other benefits as well. Your face will be cleaner and firmer, with less clogged pores. Sleeping face up also helps to prevent issues with back alignment.
To fight under eye bags and general puffiness, cut down on salt and seriously ramp up your water intake. Also, pay close attention to how different foods and drinks interact with your system. If you have a sensitivity to any ingredients, one of the symptoms could be increased inflammation.
Care for your hair
Frizzy, erratic hair can make you look much older than you are. If you are heat styling your hair regularly, be sure to treat it with a hair mask or deep conditioner weekly to replenish the moisture. Also, stop using a cotton towel to dry your hair. The cotton fibers can catch on your hair, ripping it and causing frizz. A microfiber towel will be much friendlier.
Starting a non-invasive treatment plan early could save you the need for surgery down the line. You could choose laser treatments for unsightly veins or skin issues, dermal fillers and injectables to retain facial volume and luster, or facials or chemical peels to revitalize skin. Any of these procedures would be a great way to keep the effects of aging at bay.
To find out if any of our anti-aging services are right for you, contact us for more information or to schedule a consultation. Port City Plastic Surgery serves Charleston, Daniel Island, Mount Pleasant and Summerville, South Carolina from two locations in Charleston and Daniel Island.