For 5 tips on rejuvenating your skin, check out this blog from Essential Dental Of Roslyn.
5 Habits To Adopt To Rejuvenate Your Skin
- Don’t Forget Your Sunscreen
- Quit Smoking Cigarettes
- Pick Skin-Boosting Foods
- Relax And Get Your Sleep
- Treat Yourself With Spa And Beauty Services
Don’t Forget Your Sunscreen
It is widely known that everyone should apply sunscreen every day, however, many people don’t know why or how SPF helps protect their skin. Ultraviolet radiation is an energy emitted by the sun and can be damaging to the skin, causing premature wrinkles and skin cancer. This damage builds up over time, increasing the chances of skin cancer. While your body can repair some of the genetic destruction, it is unable to fix all of it, resulting in the accumulation of unresolved damage over time.
It’s important to take precautions in order to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Fortunately, there are a variety of sunscreens and other products with SPF available for everyday use. When looking for sunscreen, make sure to choose one that has an SPF rating of at least 30 and provides broad-spectrum protection. This will shield your skin from both UVA rays (linked to skin aging) and UVB rays (causes skin burning). It’s best to apply the sunscreen on dry skin at least 15 minutes before going outside so it has time to be absorbed into your skin. Additionally, for sun safety during swimming or any physical activity, pick a waterproof sunscreen. Generally, these products can offer protection for up to 40-80 minutes (depending on the label). Lastly, don’t forget to use a lip balm or lipstick with SPF 30 or above on your lips.
Quit Smoking Cigarettes
Did you know that smoking cigarettes can cause premature aging? The toxins in cigarette smoke can damage the collagen and elastin fibers in your skin, which keep it firm and supple. Without them, the skin becomes hardened and less elastic, resulting in deeper wrinkles, especially around the eyes, eyebrows, mouth and lips. Smoking can also cause sagging, particularly under the eyes and around the jawline. It also reduces the amount of oxygen your skin gets by narrowing your blood vessels, creating more free radicals. Furthermore, smoking can lower your skin’s vitamin A levels, leading to wrinkles around your mouth from constantly pursing your lips to smoke.
Pick Skin-Boosting Foods
As we get older, we can’t stop the process, but we can choose how we age. Eating healthy can be beneficial to our skin, while overindulging in processed foods, dairy, carbohydrates, and unhealthy fats can harm our skin, leading to inflammation, irritation, and blemishes, and even make us age faster.
If you want your skin to be healthy and well-nourished, make sure to incorporate more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, fatty fish, and legumes into your diet. Additionally, make sure to include foods that are high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as fish, chia seeds, and edamame. Broccoli, citrus fruits, almonds, and sunflower seeds are all great sources of vitamins C and E.
Relax And Get Your Sleep
It may come as a shock, but stress can take a toll on your skin. Hormone imbalances, caused by cortisol and adrenaline production, can lead to clogged pores and worsened acne due to an increase in oil production in the skin. Stress also leads to inflammation, which can cause numerous skin problems such as psoriasis, rosacea, eczema, hives, and rashes.
Not getting enough sleep can have a huge impact on the way your skin looks. Without the necessary repair and regeneration of your cells, your skin can become dehydrated, its pH balance can be thrown off, and it may appear dull. You may also see redness, breakouts, dark circles under your eyes, and even pigmentation due to dilated vessels, all of which are caused by the lack of cell repair that comes with poor sleep.
Treat Yourself With Spa And Beauty Services
Essential Dental Of Roslyn is proud to offer a number of beauty and wellness options, from cosmetic injectables such as Juvederm and Botox, and the Essential Wellness Body POD, an infra-red sauna and full-body massage system.
At Essential Dental Of Roslyn, we are glad to treat patients from Roslyn Heights, East Hills, and the surrounding neighborhoods with general, family, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry as well as specialized beauty treatments. Call us at 516-621-2430 to learn about our services today.