Can you age gracefully with only a basic skin regimen and moisturizer?

Of course! Time makes its mark on all of us, and as we get older, we begin to notice changes in our bodies, faces, and skin. Some people are bothered by these changes, and some embrace the changes. Both strategies are the right ones.

We all age differently, and our genetics, lifestyle, nutrition, and how we care for our bodies largely influence how we age. You might have noticed how youthful and graceful some people look even when you’re certain of how old they are. You may wonder why they’re looking decades younger. They’re most likely not vampires. They may just have really good genes, but more often than not, they’re just taking good care of their skin and maintaining a healthy lifestyle practice.

While most changes are natural and unavoidable, there are several ways in which we can manage the wrinkles we develop as we age. There is no one way to achieve and maintain a youthful look. Usually, it is a combination of several different factors.

The kinds of skincare products you apply to your skin can undoubtedly impact how you age. Making your skin appear fuller and smoother beyond a healthy lifestyle requires three major things: the right skincare products, the lifestyle you choose, and, potentially, cosmetic procedures. 

Products

Skincare products are sometimes formulated specially to help in the aging process. These products could range from soaps to serums or moisturizers and are designed to minimize some of the effects of age on the skin. Many skin products have active ingredients such as retinol and hyaluronic acid, making the skin look fuller and firmer. Sunscreens also have UV protection that prevents damage from excessive exposure to the sun, which is one factor that leads to faster aging. 

Whether it’s coupled with your moisturizer or you’re using it separately, a good sunscreen is critical in preventing skin aging.

Consistent application of good anti-aging products on your skin will undoubtedly give you a fresher and younger look. It’s important to find skincare products that work for your skin. Different skin types often react differently to different ingredients, so many people just getting into skincare products do a lot of trial and error before figuring out the best routine for them. Although soaps, serums, and moisturizers contribute to great skin, they cannot single-handedly reverse the effects of aging on your skin. 

Lifestyle 

Many of our habits and practices are terrible for aging. These cultivated habits put us at a disadvantage in maintaining a youthful appearance. For example, a person who is constantly stressed and barely takes time to rest will age faster than someone who does. 

Habits such as excessive smoking and consumption of alcohol make the skin lose its elasticity faster, making you age faster than usual. To maintain a youthful appearance, you need to incorporate healthy habits such as eating a well-balanced diet, drinking lots of water, and exercising. Also, maybe don’t frown so much. If you don’t believe us, believe a Harvard study that’s gone on for more than 80 years that proves community and good friends improve our health.

Cosmetic Procedures

Unlike the first two options, procedures are something you can do less frequently. There are different cosmetic procedures to reduce facial wrinkling and the effects of aging, and there are costly and invasive surgical procedures. For most people, the most popular, simple, and non-invasive procedures are injectables such as botulinum injectables and dermal fillers. 

Read about the ones Pinch uses and why.

Many factors come into play for cosmetic procedures to determine their efficacy, including the choice of products you use. This is why it is recommended that you choose FDA-approved products such as Belotero® hyaluronic acid dermal filler and Xeomin® botulinum injections. 

Xeomin is an effective, well-recommended botulinum toxin neuromodulator with effects visible within the week, and it can last up to six months, while Belotero is an effective dermal filler that can last for up to six months to a year. High-quality products are the first step to a successful cosmetic procedure. 

It’s important to get professional advice when you decide to make important changes for your skin. You should talk to a professional about skincare products that may best suit your skin if you want to avoid a trial-and-error phase and about cosmetic procedures. They can also advise how often you should get an injectable and what specific lifestyle changes will help you the most. 

Pinch wants to get you the results you want affordably and on your schedule. Our Pinch Providers are all licensed Nurse Practitioners who are extensively trained and can be trusted to give you the best results. 

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