You’re only as young as you feel, but who says you can look the part too? With a little help, you can look younger, healthier, and fresher without surgery or invasive procedures.
Keeping your body looking fresh and youthful requires good nutrition, regular exercise, and the occasional maintenance treatment. Follow these health and beauty tips to become the very best version of yourself.
1. Cut Down on Stress
Stress can be hard on the body, both physically and mentally. Recent studies have shown that stress causes physical changes in the body that contribute to premature aging. Surges of cortisol, the stress hormone, can cause blood pressure to skyrocket and your heart to beat faster.
Find ways to relieve, or better yet, diminish stress by sleeping early, thinking positive, or even reaching out to others.
2. Get Rid of Wrinkles
Fine lines and wrinkles can make you look years older than you really are. Stress, sun exposure, and collagen breakdown are among the major causes of wrinkles. Reduce wrinkles by avoiding sun exposure and by using UV protection sunscreen daily. But if you have been bothered by those lines, it may be time to try Botulinum Toxin (or more commonly known as Botox).
Botox is a safe, fast and easy way to smoothen out creases in the skin for a more youthful complexion. Botox in Singapore works by temporarily blocking the signal from a nerve to a muscle to relax the muscles that cause wrinkles. A Botox injection lasts an average of three to six months. To avoid the frozen look, do your research and consult an experienced aesthetic doctor from a reputable Botox clinic.
3. Start a New Workout Plan
Did you know that exercise is the best medicine? Not only does exercise help you shed excess weight, it also tones muscles, builds healthier bones, and helps you achieve mental clarity. Studies have also found that physical conditioning helps reduce anxiety and stress.
If you’re not exercising on a regular basis, there’s no better time to start than now. Aim for at least 20 to 30 minutes of exercise a day. Try walking, jogging or even biking.
4. Banish Dark Circles
While sometimes dark circles are genetic, most of the time the darkened areas of skin are caused by allergies, medications that cause blood vessels to dilate, or lack of shut-eye. Eye fillers for dark eyes help to plump up the area under the eyes to create a more youthful appearance. Fillers under eyes can also help with other issues, such as eye wrinkles.
5. Rejuvenate Tired Skin
The natural aging process can cause your skin to appear rough, pigmented, and lax. Environmental factors like UV exposure can contribute to the problem. While you can’t stop aging, you can slow it down.
The VI Peel can help transform your skin in as little as seven days. It works by applying a specialized solution on the top layer of your skin causing it to peel after two to three days revealing healthier, smoother skin. The powerful peel is suitable for all skin types and helps soften wrinkles and smooth rough skin texture. It also acts as a pigmentation treatment.
6. Undergo a Facial
If you’re looking to target certain problems on your face, such as age spots, redness, or sun damage, a facial may be the best option. The Cutera LimeLight Facial is a non-invasive treatment that works by delivering a pulse of light at the skin. The effective treatment offers a wide range of benefits, such as skin lightening and the fading of liver spots and other brown spots on the skin.
But if you’re more concerned over acne and dull skin, consider a Clarifying Facial that combines Microdermabrasion exfoliation treatment with a professional extraction to remove pimples, blackheads and whiteheads. At least one facial treatment a month is recommended to maintain the results of having clearer, healthier-looking skin.
Implementing these simple tips can take years off your appearance. Consult with our Harvard-trained skin specialist in Singapore, Dr. Sylvia Ramirez, to see how she can help you look fresh and stay fresh.