Every day of our lives, we are aging. But just because we are growing in age doesn’t mean our body has to look tired and old. There are several ways you can extend your youthful appearance. We here at Dr. Chernoff’s office have put together a list of five tips to help you slow down the aging process.
Have a Healthy Diet
One of the most effective ways to maintain your youth is an obvious one: eating well. This doesn’t mean you have to go on the latest diet or refrain from eating chocolate forever. Rather, you should have a well-balanced diet that supplies you with a range of important nutrients. Healthy diets can extend your life by preventing diseases and illnesses and supporting your bodily functions. Eating well can also help slow down the aging process on your appearance.
Proteins are the key building blocks of your skin, so they are vital to keeping your skin looking fresh, vibrant and youthful. Another great nutrient, essential fatty acids nourish your skin and fight off wrinkles. You can get both fatty acids and protein from fish. And don’t worry about kicking chocolate out of your diet. Cocoa has proven to increase blood flow to give you a healthy glow and keep your skin smooth. Of course, you’ll want to eat chocolate with at least 70 percent cocoa content.
Eat Foods High in Antioxidants
Though this section goes along with having a healthy diet, antioxidants are so important that they deserve their own section. Antioxidants slow down the aging process by neutralizing free radicals before they attack your skin cells. These substances have been proven to improve the health and appearance of your skin, as well as help to protect you from some diseases. Though our body naturally produces antioxidants, it is usually not enough to combat the free radicals we create with our polluted and stressful modern day environment.
Some foods that are great sources of antioxidants include dark-colored vegetables, such as tomatoes, carrots and spinach. Blue and purple berries, such as blueberries, cranberries and raspberries, also contain a lot of antioxidants.
Although many of us would prefer not to exercise after a long day of work, it’s worth the effort to go do. Researchers at McMaster University in Ontario found that people who exercised only once a week and who were age 65 or older had skin samples that looked very similar to those of 20- to 40-year-olds. The evidence that exercise makes your skin look younger is irrefutable. Exercise also allows the cells in your body to live longer. When your cells die, muscles weaken, wrinkles develop, mental activity slows and eyesight becomes poorer. Time and time again, regular exercise has also proved to reduce the risk of fatal diseases and maintain and build muscle strength, stamina, bone density and balance. Going to the gym a few times a week definitely pays off.
Take Care of Your Skin with Skin Care Products and Services
A quality skin care regimen will keep your skin looking youthful for as long as possible. Using skin serums will help to make your skin appear healthier, softer and more radiant, moisturizers will keep your skin fresh and hydrated, acne creams will combat acne and collagen-boosting products will work to keep your skin smooth over time. Skin care products are also important to use after receiving cosmetic treatments, as they can dramatically increase how long the results last.
To ensure that you’re getting the most out of your skin care routine, it is important to buy high quality skin care products. Dr. Chernoff’s medical offices offer quality Skin Care Services with experienced nurses and medical aestheticians. They can help to recommend the best skin care products for you, as well as determine the most appropriate and effective treatment plan to meet your needs.
Consider Getting Cosmetic Treatments
All of the tips above can help to slow down the aging process, but none can effectively reverse the effects of aging on your appearance. Cosmetic treatments, on the other hand, can eliminate existing signs of aging, including wrinkles, sagging, hair loss and drooping. Dr. Chernoff’s practice is dedicated to facial or body rejuvenation with a plethora of surgical and non-surgical options to give you back your youthful look. Visit our procedures page to find treatments that will restore youth to your body, breasts, face and hair.
We hope these tips help you to look your best for as long as possible. If you’ve already developed signs of aging, feel free to contact us to find out how you can best treat these developments. We are dedicated to helping you reach your beauty goals.