What is the first thing that you notice while looking at yourself in the mirror? Your face, right? Well, that is something that we all love to do. Now imagine looking at your reflection in the mirror and noticing fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes and decolouration, all signifying that your skin is ageing. You can avoid the topic for now but let’s face it, ageing is inevitable. But what if you are ageing before time?
You must have seen a lot of commercials highlighting the problem of premature skin ageing and promoting cosmetic products that can help you fight the same. But ever wondered why this happens? As we grow old, our skin loses its elasticity and starts to sag. This is popularly known as intrinsic ageing. Doctors who are known for the best Botox and fillers treatment in Delhi suggest that unhealthy lifestyle choices, environment and stress can trigger this problem way before it actually should thereby speeding up the process of extrinsic ageing. This ultimately results in wrinkles. Wrinkles, however, are not the only sign of ageing but there are other problems as well. These include sun-spots, hair-loss, pigmentation, decolouration, dullness and dryness.
Anti-ageing and Botox treatment videos available online have become a source of hope for many people and helped them to understand the benefits of these procedures. Wrinkle treatments in Delhi have become very popular, especially among people who are facing the problem of premature skin ageing.
Shield your skin from the sun: we are not asking you to stay indoors all the time. That will be quiet unhealthy. Just make sure that you do not let your skin come in direct contact with the harmful and scorching heat of the sun. While going out, make sure you cover your face with a cloth or use an umbrella. Apply any broad-spectrum sunscreen and carry it with you wherever you go irrespective of whether you are covering your face or not.
Abstain from smoking: studies have shown that the chemicals present in tobacco can damage collagen and elastin present in our skin thereby reducing its elasticity. This makes your skin look dull and also triggers wrinkle formation. Hence we recommend you to quit smoking.
Eat healthy: we are all aware of the benefits of a healthy and well-balanced diet. Fresh fruits and vegetables help to replenish the damaged cells in our body thereby reversing the ageing process. Unhealthy fats and carbs can speed up the ageing process. Try eating food items rich in anti-oxidants. These include dark chocolates, berries, kale, Gogi berries, beets and beans.
Cut down on the consumption of alcohol: it is very important to keep your skin hydrated. Alcohol dehydrates your skin and makes it look dry and dull.
Detox: home-made detox drinks can help to purify your blood of any impurity that can otherwise damage your skin cells and trigger premature ageing. Try detox diet for a week. It will give time to your body to recover all the damaged cells thereby reversing the ageing process.
Follow a skincare routine: CTM (cleansing, toning and moisturising) are very important whether you apply makeup or not. Wash your face at least twice a day. Carry a packet of wet tissues with you whenever you go out and occasionally wipe your face to remove any dust. In case you have applied makeup just make sure you properly cleanse your face both before applying it as well as after removing it. Gently massage your skin in upward strokes while applying moisturiser.
Take expert advice: Do not ignore the early signs of ageing. If you experience any change in your skin, be it slight dullness or decolouration, consult a skincare specialist for proper guidance.
Avoid stress: Stress has been found to be one of the major culprits responsible for premature ageing. So it’s better to avoid unnecessary stress and give some peace to your mind. You can read more about the relation between stress and ageing in our recent blog “Stress and ageing: An inseparable bond”.