Natural Ways to Delay Signs of Aging

Most men and women are in search of a particular treatment or skin care product to keep them looking young. Although we offer a variety of anti-aging skin care products and treatments at AYA Medical Spa, there are natural ways to delay signs of aging. In fact, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons recently released an article about “the best skin tips you’ve never heard,” which appeared in the April 2012 edition of Allure magazine. Unfortunately, signs of aging eventually arise even with the best intentions. However, we can help you discover healthy habits to help delay signs of aging and treatments to reduce signs of aging when they appear.

Avoiding unnecessary facial expressions that occur when drinking from a straw, smoking, tensing the face during exercise, or chewing gum can help prevent wrinkles from forming. Instead, drink from a squirt bottle or glass rather than a straw, choose a mint over gum, try to focus on relaxing your facial muscles, and avoid smoking all together. Facial fillers are a viable treatment option for wrinkles starting to appear around the mouth, and certain fillers can be injected into the lips to add volume. Other skin tightening treatments like Ultherapy® or ReFirme™ skin tightening can also reduce signs of aging around the mouth.

It’s very important to wear sunscreen every day and remember to moisturize. Any moisturizer is better than none at all, but certain moisturizers contain ingredients that better help maintain youthful skin. We recommend finding a moisturizer with SPF 30 sunscreen to use in the morning to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Schedule a skin analysis with one of our licensed estheticians if you’d like help finding the right moisturizer for your skin’s needs. If you’re already experiencing sun spots or other damage caused by the sun, services like chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and FotoFacial RF® can help even out your complexion for younger-looking skin.

Did you know that your sleep position can contribute to wrinkles? Another way to delay signs of aging is to sleep on your back away from space heaters! If you usually sleep on your stomach or side, choose satin or sheets with high thread counts to minimize wrinkles. Additionally, space heaters and fire places not only cause facial redness, but they actually cause collagen to break down so enjoy the warmth from at least ten feet away. Don’t worry if you’ve enjoyed many nights by the campfire throughout your life because we have services to boost collagen production. Botox® is perfect for minimizing wrinkles along the forehead and between the eyes, while facial filling Sculptra® reduces lines and wrinkles, plumps areas of lost volume, and actually stimulates collagen production.

If you’re afraid it’s too late to delay sign of aging and want to erase the damage you can already see, schedule an appointment today but remember to utilize these tips to continue improving the health of your skin. For more skin care tips and news, connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.