Regardless of age (or wisdom), skin will continue to be a focus of attention for men and women everywhere. Skin can be soft and supple when we’re young and healthy. But when you’re unwell, eating poorly, or dehydrated, it will show on your skin. And over time, it will become more delicate and lose its firmness, giving your true years of life experience away. Commonly, this can start to show from our early thirties. So what can you do to reduce the appearance of a life well-lived on your skin?
Facial muscle exercises
Many people wrongly believe that smiling and moving the face muscles creates wrinkles. Lines may appear more pronounced and deeper while you are laughing, but moving your muscles often doesn’t affect the quality of your skin at all. What it can do for you is firm up what is under the skin. It can also help with your circulation to offer a rosier glow to the tone of your skin. Moving the jaw and cheeks can help with other problems that are common to ageing much later in life, so keep smiling!
Get a skin assessment
Considering a treatment to firm up your skin is a popular option for many people. There are several innovative procedures that can be carried out, including non-invasive options. If you’re looking to get the best results for your skin type and condition, booking a skin assessment can help pick the perfect solution for you. Unique pre-condition assessments such as the VISIA skin assessment at Snowberry Lane Clinic use imaging analysis to highlight areas on your skin such as wrinkles, sun damage, spots and pores. This assessment then tailors treatment and aftercare to your requirements.
There are hundreds of different face creams on the market. Some claim to contain ingredients that help to plump up or firm up the skin on your face. Others use the term ‘tightening’ to refer to the same thing. It’s true that these moisturising creams can help the skin look healthy and they’ll relieve dryness. However, it’s vital to pick a cream that is right for your skin type and the age of your skin too.
Losing weight quickly can leave skin lacklustre. However, if you lose weight gradually, you can tone the muscles beneath the surface to offer a firmer look. Exfoliating and buffing away your older skin cells is a good idea, but doing this to excess can lead to sore and dehydrated skin. You might even damage it. If you know you want to lose weight quickly, use quality moisturisers to help, skin stay hydrated and supple.
Healthy lifestyles do support healthy skin. A good diet can nourish the skin from the inside. Plenty of exercise can help release toxins and clear pores. But it is the increased heart rate from regular exercise that might give the impression your skin is firming up. As your circulation improves, excess fluid from around the eyes and along your jowls is swept away. The colour of the skin in these areas improves with the increased blood flow too. Does your skin look firmer when you work out?
Top photo by Chris Jarvis on Unsplash