Steps You Can Take Now to Prevent The Signs of Aging
When it comes to aging skin, the best long-term prevention is leading a healthy lifestyle.
Minimize sun exposure:
That tan may look nice for a few days, but it cause damage that will last a lifetime in the form of premature aging (not to mention the increased risk of skin cancer). And, tanning beds are every bit as hurtful to your skin. If you want to bronze safely, use a self-tanning lotion.
Sunscreen isn't just for the beach: Your skin is exposed for hours every day during the course of normal activity. Those cell-destroying UVA and UVB rays are just as harmful when you're going from your car to the grocery store as when you're lounging in the sun. Even when the sky is completely overcast, the sun's rays can penetrate 70% to 80%.
The only way to be safe is daily application of broad-spectrum SPF products like iLAB Skinshade 20.
Quench your skin's thirst:
Hydrated skin looks plump, firm, and healthy. Rule of thumb: Replace sugary sodas with water. Also look for products like MEDIPEP Hydrating Peptide Gel, which contains ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid and Marine Collagen to hydrate skin and help strengthen its natural moisture barrier.
Easy on the eyes:
The skin around your eyes is thin and fragile. Tugging at it can break down vital elastin fibers, making it more prone to wrinkles, bags, and sagging. Look for products that will help firm and strengthen delicate eye skin such as Matrixyl 3000, a key ingredient in MEDIPEP Eye Puffiness Serum and MEDIPEP GC-100 Firming Serum.
Learn to read product labels:
Nothing does more damage than using the wrong products. Some skin care products are mostly filler and foam, which reduces their effectiveness. A high price tag does NOT guarantee result. Research the ingredients to make sure you're getting your money's worth.
Click here to learn more about the clinically proven ingredients in iLab's line of advanced age-delaying skin care.
A diet with plenty of whole grains, fresh fruits, and vegetables and the use of healthy oils (such as olive oil) may protect against oxidative stress in the skin.
Daily exercise keeps blood flowing, which brings oxygen to the skin. Oxygen is an important ingredient for healthy skin.
Smoking not only increases wrinkles, but smokers have a 50% greater risk for squamous cell cancers than nonsmokers.