Have you ever heard the expression “self-care is anti-aging?” Throughout our lives, people tell us that age is only a number; however, aging is a fact of life.

Since there is no fountain of youth, even though so many celebrities seem to have found it, the best approach to growing older is to accept what you can’t change and focus on the things you can. Instead of looking for ways to stay young, it is better to concentrate on growing older by embracing a healthy lifestyle and healthy habits.

Below, we’ve outlined some self-care tips that can help you look younger for longer.

Get Enough Sleep

A good night’s sleep is essential to both your health and aging well. Appearing older is one of the issues that can happen when you consistently are unable to get the recommended amount of sleep. Adequate sleep affects your body in positive ways, including reducing the presence of wrinkles and dark circles.

Use Sunblock Every Day

The best way to protect your face is from the sun is by using a daily moisturizer with a sunblock of SPF30 or more. Applying creams to your neck and chest can postpone wrinkling and sagging in these areas. Minimizing your exposure to the sun and not relying only on sunblock provides long-term benefits in the form of fewer wrinkles and sunspots that could mar your skin’s youthful appearance.

Get Your Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a significant collagen booster that also reduces open pores and brightens the skin. Foods such as pineapples, cantaloupe, mango, grapefruit, berries, and oranges are all rich in this antioxidant, which, when eaten regularly, goes a long way to sustain a youthful glow. You can also take oral supplementation of 1000mg of Vitamin C per day to promote healthy collagen levels and a better structure to your skin, bones, and hair.

Quit Smoking

Nothing will age you quicker than smoking. The chemicals in smoke damage the skin by causing blood vessels to narrow, reducing oxygen flow and skin cells’ nutrients. The physical act of smoking also creates motion wrinkles around the mouth, known as “smoker’s lines.”

Decrease Your Sugar Intake

A diet high in sugar is known to damage the skin because, as a proinflammatory, it affects collagen and elastin, two of the body’s essential proteins. Damage to these proteins can lead to sallow, less plump, and more wrinkled and sagging skin and adult acne.

How Can M Spa Face & Body Help?

In addition to the tips listed above, you can see the best results by enlisting the help of cosmetic experts. At M Spa Face & Body, in Webster, Texas, we can help you maintain your youthful look and confidence in your skin and allow your best self to shine through.

Shauna McLaughlin PA-C and Deborah Miller M.D use their skill, experience, and extensive training to provide natural-looking results through cosmetic injectables, cosmetic services, laser treatments, and high-end skin products. Call us today at (281) 886-7006, or contact us online to learn more!