Diet and lifestyle habits can have a major impact on your skin. You’ll often find that if you make a few simple changes in your diet your complexion will also change for the better. For healthy, youthful skin, avoid the following things.

1. Sweets

While the occasional slice of cake or cookie won’t do much harm, overindulging in sweet treats on a regular basis can wreak havoc on your skin. Simple carbohydrates, such as refined sugar, can cause your insulin levels to spike. This can result in an increase in inflammation throughout the body.

Inflammation produces enzymes that contribute to the breakdown of elastin and collagen, resulting in wrinkles and sagging skin. Stick to whole foods like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains to help maintain glowing and youthful skin.


2. UV Rays

Venturing outdoors without sunscreen leaves your skin vulnerable to damage. Overexposure to sunlight can cause your skin to age prematurely, resulting in fine lines, wrinkles, and saggy skin.

To keep your skin safe while outdoors, always apply a good quality sunscreen with broad spectrum protection, such as the Oil-Free Sun Protection SPF 30 by Dr. Sylvia Skin Care. This multi-active sunscreen for face provides excellent protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays.

But if sun damage or sun spots are already visible in your skin, try non-invasive treatments like the LimeLight facial or Pearl Resurfacing to improve your skin tone and lighten spots giving you a radiant glow.

3. Smoke

You already know smoking is bad for you. But do you realize how it affects the appearance of your skin?

Smoking causes the blood vessels in the outer most layers of skin to narrow, causing blood flow to decrease. Over time, this narrowing starves the skin of oxygen and important nutrients. Smoking can also damage elastin and collagen, the fibers that give your skin strength and elasticity. If you already have damaged, sagging skin due to smoking, non-invasive treatments like Ultherapy can help. This ultrasound treatment helps to revive collagen and elastin naturally.

4. Stress

Stress affects every component of your body. If left uncontrolled, it can trigger everything from rashes to acne breakouts to dull skin. It’s important to take the necessary steps to control your stress and create a healthy state of mind.

If possible, scale back your “to do” list and take more time to relax and enjoy the things that make you happy. If you’re already starting to see the effects of stress on your skin, try a non-invasive treatment like Cutis Anti-acne peel or Anti-aging facial with Exilis Ultra 360.

Cutis Anti-acne chemical peel is formulated with antibacterial properties to reduce breakouts while Anti-aging facial combines Microderm exfoliation to remove dead cells and Exilis Ultra skin tightening that uses radiofrequency and ultrasound to tighten skin and address common body concerns.

5. Alcohol

Along with smoking, drinking alcohol can negatively impact the look of your skin over time. In addition to discolorations and uneven skin tone, regular drinking can lead to poor muscle tone, broken blood vessels, and spider veins. Drinking a lot of alcohol can also speed up the aging process of your skin causing wrinkles to pop out earlier.

If you’ve experienced shallowness in the face due to decreased muscle tone, fillers can help restore a youthful appearance. Botulinum Toxin (or more commonly known as Botox) can also be used to reduce wrinkles. Make sure to consult a highly experienced and skilled aesthetic doctor in a certified Botox clinic in Singapore.

It’s not always easy to avoid the things that contribute to the unhealthy, dull or lackluster skin. However, you can start now and get a youthful skin. Contact us today at the Cutis Laser Clinics to see how we can help restore and rejuvenate your skin.

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