Your Skin and Aging: What You Need to Know
For most of us, the first telltale signs of aging show up in our skin – and it’s no wonder: Our skin really takes a beating: exposed to sun, wind, dry air, and extreme fluctuations in temperature, not to mention nutritional and hormonal influences that contribute to aging skin. Understanding how to balance all these factors to preserve a more youthful appearance is no easy feat. You need a comprehensive plan of attack that helps address all the factors that can age your skin prematurely, including both internal and external factors.
Skin and Aging
The first step in having youthful, beautiful skin is understanding the factors that are influencing your skin health and how to counteract their negative effects. Three of the most common factors include:
- Hormones: Aging brings about a sharp decline in sex hormones, which have an especially potent effect on the skin. As they decline, skin becomes thinner, dryer and more prone to damage.
- Oxidative stress: Unprotected exposure to UV rays promotes the production of free radicals, substances that have been linked with premature aging of the skin. Free radicals act at the cellular level, breaking down supportive proteins and altering the cell renewal processes that help skin stay supple and smooth.
- Poor diet: Several studies have linked gut health with skin health, indicating that when you don’t get the nutrients your body needs to stay healthy, your skin suffers significantly. Plus, new evidence shows sugary diets may also help speed the aging process by contributing to a process known as glycation, which causes collagen to become brittle and hard, making skin more prone to wrinkling.
What You Can Do
To combat all these factors, you need a plan that helps you address multiple issues at once. At Waller Wellness, we offer a comprehensive program of anti-aging services that help combat the negative effects of all these contributing factors so you can look and feel your best.
Anti-aging medicine focuses on all the factors that contribute to skin health as well as overall health, from managing hormonal imbalances in both men and women to developing an eating plan that includes foods known to help prevent aging. We can even help you become more active so your body can naturally rid itself of toxins.
If you want a natural way to look more refreshed and rejuvenated, the time to start is now. Contact our office and schedule a consultation to learn what you can do to keep your skin looking its youthful best.