Skip to main navigation

Whether you’re going out to dinner with friends or attending an extravagant wedding, surely you want to look your best. Unfortunately, the body’s natural aging process takes a toll on the face and body over time. Even if you regularly use sunscreen, drink eight glasses of water a day, and never smoke, aging is still inevitable. So, until the fountain of youth is discovered, here are a few tips to help you slow down the aging process and maintain a youthful appearance.

Avoid Sugar

Among other risks that it poses to the body, sugar produces enzymes that break down collagen and elastin in the skin. As a result, wrinkles and sagging skin develop faster and become more apparent.

Moisturize

Applying lotions and creams to the skin obviously helps keep it hydrated, but using a moisturizer that contains retinoids will help fight free radicals. With the wide range of products that exist today, it’s best to seek out a professional opinion to ensure you are using the moisturizer that is best for your unique skin type.

Get Vitamin D

Vitamin D is great because it helps maintain normal collagen levels and elasticity in the skin. Although just 15 to 20 minutes of sunlight a day can provide our bodies with the daily recommended dose, supplements can also be taken in order to get an adequate amount of Vitamin D.

Exercise

Along with the extensive list of health benefits that exercise provides is the ability to provide clear, radiant skin. When we sweat, the pores on our bodies expel the dirt and and oil trapped beneath the skin. Be sure to thoroughly cleanse after exercising for the best results.

Consume “Good” Oils

Palm, cottonseed, and partially hydrogenated oils are terrible for your body and wreak havoc on your skin. However, coconut, grapeseed, and olive oils contain fatty acids that not only promote a healthy body but also keep the skin looking radiant and smooth.

Cosmetic Procedures

If you feel the signs of aging are negatively affecting your appearance and are causing you to feel less confident, feel free to contact the Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Clinic of Walnut Creek today. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. William Jervis offers a variety of procedures that can effectively restore a youthful appearance to your face and body.

Please call (925) 937-7100 or fill out our online contact form today. We look forward to meeting you during your initial consultation and helping you achieve desired results.