We’re constantly being told contrasting tips on the best ways to prevent aging, and as a result we’ve probably adopted some bad practices in order to keep our skin youthful. Using Obagi products is a great way to prevent aging as long as they’re used consistently and properly. But there are probably some other things you’ve been doing wrong through no fault of your own.
Here are some of the bad practices that may inadvertently speed up the aging process.
Not Using Retinol Properly
Retinol is a dermatologists dream because of its wrinkle-fighting and collagen-boosting benefits. However, because they sweep away dead skin cells to make room for new ones, it can leave you exposed to the sun’s rays and cause sun damage.
That’s why with our Obagi products it’s important to use the HydraFactor Broad Spectrum SPF 30 alongside your Retinol in order to achieve the biggest benefits. Then you’ll encourage your skin to create new cells that are protected from damage.
Avoiding the Sun
We get told about so many negatives about being exposed to the sun that we can forget about the positives and benefits the rays possess. Researchers at King’s College London have discovered that if you wear sunscreen, you can still reap the Vitamin D that pours from the sun.
Around 90 per cent of our Vitamin D comes from sun exposure, so it’s important not to avoid the rays altogether if you’re to reap its health benefits. It’s vital for strong bones, boosting your immunity, a healthy heart, preventing certain cancers and fending off depression.
If you want a long, happy and beautiful life then wear sunscreen every single day and try and go out for walks on your lunch break – even in the autumn weather.
Cutting Out Fat from Your Diet
It’s important to learn the difference between fats if you’re to prevent chronic inflammation and protect organs such as your brain, heart and of course skin.
Trans fats are the ones you find in fast food such as burgers, ready meals and all the things you’d associate with being bad for you. Sources of Omega 3 such as avocadoes and oily fish on the other hand are brilliant for retaining youthful skin.
If you’d like to adopt a skin care regime that has proven to hinder the aging process, then look no further than SkinStation. We have a range of products that have numerous benefits to keep you looking youthful. For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us by calling 01481 736 699 and a member of our friendly team will be happy to help.