First things first: there’s nothing wrong with aging. Aging is a sign of a life well lived. As we age, our skin’s needs change. Texture, elasticity, and oil production can produce noticeable changes in the way skin looks and feels over time.
These changes can exacerbate natural signs of aging, like crow’s feet around the eyes or fine lines around the mouth and forehead. A combination of nourishing skincare and lifestyle changes can work to reduce or delay the appearance of natural signs of aging.
Why Do Crow’s Feet And Fine Lines Appear?
Crow’s feet and fine lines are the natural result of collagen production declining with age. As you age, collagen reduction will slow. Your body knows it’s done growing, and it switches into maintenance mode. You’ll make as much collagen as you need to keep your body functioning properly, but you may not produce as much as you need to achieve your aesthetic goals.
Lifestyle factors can impact collagen production and the appearance of your skin. Unprotected sun exposure, inadequate water intake, stress, lack of sleep, and poor diet can significantly impact collagen production at any age. Making healthy and sustainable choices can keep your skin looking youthful.
The Best Thing For Your Skin Is Relaxation
Think about the faces you make when you’re stressed out or exhausted. You frown. Your eyes feel heavy. Your face feels tense. Letting that stress go and getting a good night’s sleep is good for your mind, body, and soul.
Many people find that massage is an excellent stress buster and relaxation booster. Releasing tension from your body with a massage has been shown to promote a good night’s rest. Consider scheduling regular massage appointments to ease your aches and pains and help you get some sleep.
Set a bedtime for yourself to help you get your recommended 7 to 9 hours of sleep every night. Keep your bedroom nice and cool. Invest in some soft sheets. Try silk pillowcases. Silk pillowcases are soft against your skin and are naturally low friction. This means they’ll caress the sensitive skin of your face, rather than tugging at it as you move throughout the night.
Your Skin Needs Water To Glow
You’ve heard it a million times before: the human body is made mostly of water, and water is essential for health. Health means more than the health of our organs. Water is also a vital component of your skin.
Dehydration can have a significant effect on your skin. When the skin is parched, it may look dull or patchy. It can lose volume and softness. Fine lines and crow’s feet may appear more obvious when dehydration reduces your skin’s natural fullness and bounce. Drinking more water is one of the easiest things you can do to restore your skin’s youthful and radiant appearance.
Protect Your Skin From The Sun
Even if you don’t think you need sunscreen, you should still wear it. Exposure to UV rays can damage skin slowly, even if it’s cloudy outside. The sun’s rays damage the skin through the surface layer and continue to penetrate even deeper. They reach the underlying layers and cause long-lasting damage to the appearance and texture of your skin, including premature signs of aging.
You should be using broad spectrum SPF 30 every time you leave your house during daylight hours. Even sun exposure through the windshield or windows of your car can cause skin damage, so don’t skip out on the sunblock if you’re just running a few errands.
Sunglasses can help you see when it’s bright outside. They can perfectly accessorize your favorite outfit. They can also keep the sun from worsening your crow’s feet. Sunglasses that offer UVA/UVB protection are a very helpful tool to protect the delicate skin around your eye area. Choose sunglasses with larger lenses, which offer a larger area of protection.
Get A Custom Facial
Your skin needs nourishment to thrive. At its core, nourishment involves removing the layer of dead cells sitting on the surface of the skin, feeding the skin the things it needs for balance, and moisturizing your skin. Every face is different, which is why it’s important to use a tailored skincare regimen to address your skin health concerns. What works for your best friend may not work for you, and vice versa.
Discuss your skincare goals with an esthetician. An esthetician will be able to tell you what ingredients, like active botanicals and fruit extracts, would benefit your skin. They’ll also be able to help you establish a daily skincare routine that will work for your needs and a schedule for facials to help maintain your results.
What Kind Of Results Can I Expect?
Non-invasive treatments like lifestyle changes and excellent skincare can minimize the appearance of crow’s feet and fine lines, but they do so modestly. You’ll see the best results when you’re consistent with your routine. It usually takes a few weeks for your skin to show visible improvement.
The best time to start age-maintenance skincare is before the signs of aging begin to appear. Practices that prioritize skin health can delay premature aging-related skin concerns. You’re never too young (or too old) to make better choices, especially if you’ve been lax with your skincare practices in the past.
The results of these changes tend to manifest slowly and modestly. You’ll never look “worked on” simply by drinking more water and using the right moisturizer for your skin type. You’ll appear to age gracefully. You’ll have noticeably healthier skin. You’ll look like the best possible version of yourself.
Book A Facial
The estheticians at Greentoes in Tucson are always here to help restore youth and vitality to your skin. Our age corrective facial is designed to target concerns like crow’s feet and fine lines. If you aren’t sure what your skin needs, we can help. Our estheticians can evaluate your skin and work with you to create a sustainable skincare regimen that will work to nourish your skin and promote its health.