While there’s no way to stop the aging process, you can slow down the appearance of getting older with proper skin care. Along with age, diet and personal habits damage your natural elasticity, which is what causes the development of wrinkles. Below are some of the do’s and don’ts to keep in mind to keep fine lines and crow’s-feet at bay.
Protect yourself from the sun.
In addition to increasing the risk of skin cancer, excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause premature wrinkles by damaging your skin’s elastin tissue. Whether you’re lying on the beach or walking to work, wear a moisturizer and sunscreen with at least 15 SPF for protection from harmful rays.
Hydrafacials are multi-step facial rejuvenation treatments designed to cleanse and exfoliate the skin to remove dead cells. They also help fight aging by applying a deeply penetrating serum that contains peptides and other antioxidants. These substances help minimize the appearance of wrinkles.
Use the wrong moisturizer.
Dry skin can exacerbate wrinkles, but using the wrong moisturizer can prevent you from reaping the full benefits of this skin care treatment. If you have oily skin, for example, an oil-based product can clog your pores. Head to your local spa and ask for a consultation to assess your skin type and needs. They’ll recommend a product that contains the active ingredients you need to fight aging, such as retinol or vitamin C.
Smoking can add years to your appearance. Cigarette smoke contains toxins that damage collagen, the structural protein that keeps the skin tight. This habit also reduces the absorption of essential vitamins and nutrients that help to protect you from skin damage.
When you’re ready to schedule your first HydraFacial or skin care treatment, head to The Fountain Spa. This premier luxury spa features two convenient locations in Hackensack and Ramsey, NJ. Both offer a wide range of treatments in a serene environment, from skin care and body treatments to massage therapy. Give them a call today at (201) 327-5155 to schedule an appointment. Visit their website to learn more about their offerings and current specials.