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8 Ways to Reduce Premature Skin Ageing

8 Ways to Reduce Premature Skin Ageing

Your skin is the largest organ in your body, and as such experiences intense exposure to environmental factors that can cause ageing to occur prematurely. Whilst the signs of ageing are a natural part of life, premature ageing skin can cause low levels of confidence.

If you’re concerned about premature ageing, or your skin is showing signs of wrinkles earlier than you had hoped, then look no further than London City Skin Clinic. Our treatments are designed to restore your youthful appearance as well as your confidence, with the highest quality of care. We know how to reduce premature ageing in the most effective way possible.

This guide will explain how.

Signs of premature ageing

Everyone ages; the signs of premature ageing are exactly the same as any other, but they occur earlier than expected.

If you’re concerned about:

  • Wrinkles
  • Age spots
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Sagging skin
  • Dry sky or loss of tone

Appearing too early, then you might be experiencing symptoms of premature ageing.

Causes of premature ageing

There isn’t one single thing that causes premature ageing. The most common factor is genetics, but it can likewise be brought on by:

  • Regular smoking and alcohol consumption: The toxins in nicotine affect collagen in your skin which leads to hollow, sagging skin
  • Excess exposure to UV light: Exposure to UV light causes photoageing by damaging skin cells. It is responsible for the majority of ageing signs
  • Stress: Stress hormones including Cortisol block the rejuvenation of collagen – the natural protein within our skin that keeps it glowing and healthy
  • Unhealthy diet: Studies have shown that high sugar diets lead to premature ageing, and a high fibre diet that includes plenty of vegetables and fruit keeps us looking young and vibrant
  • Poor sleeping habits: Poor sleep makes your cells age quicker and prevents your body from utilising energy to repair skin damage

How to Reduce Premature Ageing

How to Reduce Premature Ageing

1. Wear Sun Protection

Avoid sun damage by applying a SPF 30 or higher to your skin every day, even if you plan to be in a shaded area, or during different seasons. This is because we are exposed to UVA and UVB at peak during summer, but even UVA throughout the year including winter, as UVA can penetrate cloud or glass. You also are exposed to high energy visible light from electronic devices, and infra-red radiation from heat sources.You should also take steps to avoid excess UV exposure like tanning beds, and use topical products instead.

2. Adjust Your Lifestyle

Skin ages quicker if you regularly smoke, drink alcohol or eat food that contains high sugar and fat content. If you’re concerned that any of these habits are impacting your skin health, then contact a healthcare professional who will be able to advise you on how to reduce your consumption.

3. Sleep Quality

Be strict with your sleeping habits. Adjusting your night routine to ensure regular sleep habits, will have a positive impact on your future skin health.

To correct your sleeping pattern, stick to the following advice:

  1. Set a regular bedtime
  2. Avoid using screens before bed: Blue light makes your mind active rather than tired
  3. Drink less caffeine: Caffeine is another contributor to premature ageing and disrupts your natural body clock
  4. Avoid naps more than 20mins in the day
  5. Get up at the same time every day, and get a morning walk outside to regulate your body clock
  6. Exercise regularly throughout the week
  7. Avoid eating before bedtime
  8. Speak to a GP if your sleep is disrupted by factors other than the ones mentioned above

4. Exercise

Exercise is one of the most efficient methods of improving skin health, because it has an active impact on your overall bodily health. By boosting your immune system, reducing stress, improving sleep function and improving blood and oxygen circulation, your skin will reap significant benefits.

Many studies have proven that exercise lowers blood sugar levels and LDL cholesterol which protects your body from harm and promotes healthy ageing.

5. Cleanse Your Skin

Ensure you are cleaning off excess oil, make-up and dirt off your skin each day, and both in the morning and at night!

This is essential to allow any skin products that are applied to be absorbed correctly, but also to prevent clogging of your pores.

 

Anti-Wrinkle Treatment

6. Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers restore facial structure and correct lines and wrinkles but can also be used as a preventative measure for the signs of ageing.

They are most commonly made from Hyaluronic acid; a type of natural sugar that exists within our skin and forms the building blocks for facial volume. As we age, the levels of Hyaluronic acid in our skin decrease, leading to a breakdown in shape.

By investing in Dermal fillers if deemed to be appropriate with your practitioner,  you can provide structural support, augment your features and look youthful for longer.

Dr Robby Bajaj is an accredited doctor in non-surgical aesthetics and will provide you with a tailored plan for your Dermal Filler treatment, so that you can be the best version of yourself.

Book your consultation today.

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7. Anti-Wrinkle Treatment

Botox can only be prescribed by a registered medical professional, and is used to soften existing fine lines and wrinkles. Its masterful rejuvenating abilities can also be applied as a preventative measure.

Expressive lines and some facial folds are caused by the facial muscles contracting and tensing. Botox treatment relaxes your facial muscles in order to prevent these movements and retain your youthful appearance for a longer period of time. In particular, the crows feet around the eyes can be treated well as a “preventative” treatment, as the skin around the eyes is him, and lines become more ingrained as you age.

Dr. Robby Bajaj has been offering Botox treatments for over 12 years and is fully practised in achieving your desired look, whilst maintaining your natural expression.

Book your consultation today.

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8. Bespoke Advanced Skincare

The health of your skin is directly related to cell rejuvenation and the function of your immune system.

Invest in creams and serums that are rich in Vitamin A and Vitamin C.

  • Vitamin C reduces premature wrinkling by boosting the production of collagen in your skin. Serums typically have a higher concentration of vitamin C than creams, and therefore act as a more efficient preventative solution to ageing.
  • Vitamin A is known to improve the activity of skin cells leading to quicker cell turnover and regeneration. It evens out anomalies in your complexion like hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and sunspots to smooth the overall tone of your skin.

London City Skin Clinic offer a fully bespoke Advanced Skincare Treatment that cleans, exfoliates and tones skin to deeply restore it’s natural glow, with the addition of a powerful, Retinol based anti-ageing product that renews skin cell regeneration.

This treatment is completed with UV protection and antioxidant treatment to prevent further environmental damage in the aftermath of your appointment.

Dr. Robby Bajaj can create Advanced Skincare programmes to cater to your skin’s needs, and this goes beyond the application of high quality cosmetics. In order to fully restore your skin to its youthful state, a full consultation appointment is provided to discuss any concerns you might have, or specific requirements, blemishes or other imperfections that you wish to correct.

If you’re seeking the revolutionary effects of non-surgical aesthetics to prevent the signs of premature ageing, then you’re guaranteed to be in safe hands at London City Skin Clinic. We want you to feel completely comfortable throughout the full treatment process, from your initial consultation through to any maintenance treatments you receive.

For more information on what is included in your treatment, take a look at our Skin Treatment Price List or Contact our Skin Clinic today.

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