As we age, our skin naturally loses some of its softness and firmness. However, there are a number of simple lifestyle changes that can help rejuvenate skin such as wearing sunscreen and getting more hours of sleep. Applying face masks made up of exfoliating ingredients such as lemon and green tea can also help rejuvenate the skin.
How to achieve quick results in facial rejuvenation at home
Give your skin a makeover break.
If possible, you should try to give your skin a break. Your skin will feel much better from this. If you can’t completely eliminate make-up, consider switching to a tinted moisturizer – it’s much lighter than foundation but still provides some coverage.
Ask your doctor about Botox.
Botox is commonly used for dynamic wrinkles and requires you to visit a dermatologist. Dynamic wrinkles are wrinkles that appear when you move your face, such as when you smile or frown. Consider the article how to get rid of a lot of forehead wrinkles.
- Botox is only available with a prescription from your doctor.
Ask your doctor about resurfacing procedures.
These more advanced treatments include laser resurfacing and photorejuvenation performed by a dermatologist. These treatments can help repair skin that has been damaged by scars and blemishes.
- Most physicians will not recommend these procedures to people without severe skin damage as they are very costly and carry some risk of further skin damage.
Deal with aging.
Fine lines, wrinkles, sagging and brown spots are all skin care issues that everyone will have to deal with at some point in their lives. However, with the right care and protection, you can prevent these problems and keep your skin looking youthful for as long as possible.
First, it’s important that you follow a skin care regimen using products designed for older skin. These products are richer and therefore more hydrating, which is important as older skin tends to dry out.
To combat wrinkles and saggy skin, look for moisturizers or lotions that contain antioxidants. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals – which destroy skin cells and contribute to the appearance of signs of aging. Some common ingredients that antioxidants contain include tea extracts, retinol (a blend of vitamin A) and kinetin (which increases collagen in the skin).
To tackle brown spots and sun damage, look for products that contain beta and alpha hydroxy acids as they exfoliate the skin, removing dead, discolored layers and revealing fresher, smoother skin underneath.
Ask your doctor about treating wrinkles with retinoic acid.
Retin-A, commonly known as tretinoin or retinoic acid, is an acidic form of vitamin A that is extremely effective in reducing wrinkles, firming sagging skin, and lightening discolorations by increasing cell turnover, stimulating collagen production, and exfoliating the skin. Retin-A is only available by prescription, so check with your dermatologist.
Get rid of discoloration.
Discoloration includes issues such as brown spots, dark spots, and hyperpigmentation. These problems are caused by an overproduction of melanin in your skin which can be caused by a wide range of things such as sun exposure, pregnancy, menopause, birth control pills and other medications. While discoloration will sometimes fade on its own, there are many treatments and creams that can help speed up the process.
- Pick up a selection of skin care products containing retinoids and use them daily. Vitamin A retinoid derivatives exfoliate the skin to remove the discolored top layers of the skin and replace them with fresh, new skin. The skin should improve within a few months.
- If you want faster healing, get a prescription for a cream or gel containing retinoic acid, which gives the same results but is significantly stronger.
- If you are looking for a more whitening treatment (for lightening dark spots or melasma), hydroquinone is an effective option. Hydroquinone brightens the skin by inhibiting melanin production. The 2% formula is available without a prescription, but you will need a doctor to prescribe a stronger 4% formula. Before using this treatment, it is important to know that hydroquinone has been banned in large parts of Asia and Europe due to its potential carcinogenic properties.
- You could also look into getting laser or light treatments or microdermabrasion. Talk to your dermatologist to find out which one is the best option for you.
- And finally, the most important thing is to always wear sunscreen. Sunscreen can prevent ultraviolet light from triggering melanin production.
Eat healthy food .
Make sure you eat a healthy diet fortified with the vitamins and minerals your skin needs. Vitamins B, C, E, A and K all help keep your skin fresh and glowing.
- Vitamin B forms the basis of skin, hair and nails. You can find this vitamin in foods such as oatmeal, eggs, rice, and bananas.
- Vitamin C protects your skin from sun damage. Vitamin C appears in citrus foods such as lemons, limes, oranges, bell peppers, cranberry/grape juice, cauliflower, and leafy greens.
- Vitamin E also helps protect your skin from sun damage and can be found in foods such as olives, spinach, nuts, seeds, and vegetable oils.
- Vitamin A is essential for the repair of skin tissues. Without it, your skin will look dry and flaky. Vitamin A is found in fruits and vegetables.
- Vitamin K helps reduce dark circles under the eyes as well as bruising. Vitamin K is found in the leaves of green vegetables, dairy products, and meats such as pork and liver.
Drink more water
As you probably know, drinking water is important for clear, healthy skin. This is because your skin – like most other cells in the body – is made up mostly of water.
- Without enough water, your skin can become dehydrated and look dry, tight, and flaky. Over time, this can lead to wrinkles. You need to drink at least 2.5-3 liters of water per day.
- Drinking water also helps eliminate harmful toxins from the body that would otherwise accumulate and destroy your skin and overall well-being.
- While there is no exact scientific measure of how much water you should be drinking per day (it varies from person to person and depending on climate and physical activity), a good base would be 6 to 8 glasses.
- If drinking water is not…