Are you ready to learn some simple tips to fight premature signs of aging?
We can all agree that if we had the option to look young forever that we would probably take it. It can be difficult when you start to see those lines and wrinkles forming on your face. If only there were ways to prevent this from happening? While we can’t completely prevent the aging process, our Knoxville, TN dermatologist Dr. Robert Griffith does have some tips for reducing wrinkles.
Wear Sunscreen Daily
Regardless of whether it’s a sunny summer day or a cloudy, cold day, it’s important that you lather on the sunscreen before heading outside. UVA and UVB rays are able to affect our skin even on cloudy days. Since exposure to UV rays is one of the main causes of premature aging, wearing a broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays is your best bet for keeping skin looking young.
Avoid or Quit Smoking
Collagen is naturally found within your skin and it’s responsible for maintaining skin’s elasticity and firmness; however, if you smoke, this bad habit destroys the collagen in your skin, which results in sagging, loose skin. To prevent your skin from taking on that unpleasant leathery appearance, it’s time to kick this habit for good.
Behold the power of keeping skin supple and moisturized. Since dry skin is more prone to developing lines and wrinkles, make sure to choose a moisturizer that you can use daily to protect your skin. If you have normal or even oily skin you should still use a light moisturizer.
Those with dry skin will want to use a thicker moisturizer that also contains anti-aging ingredients. Not sure what moisturizer is right for you? Our Knoxville, TN skin doctor will help you choose the product or products that are right for your skin type and specific goals.
Despite our best efforts, wrinkles can and will still occur; fortunately, you have a cosmetic dermatologist in Knoxville, TN who has a variety of treatment options to smooth away wrinkles and have your skin looking fresh and young. Call us today to learn more about the services we can offer you.