Are you worried about aging?
Have you started to notice signs of aging?
Aging is a natural part of life and not something to be pessimistic about.
With age, comes wisdom and experience.
However, many people wish to take measure to prolong a youthful appearance and to reverse signs of aging.
We will be explaining conditions that can make you look older and ways to make you look younger than your age.
1 | “Why does my face look so old?”
There are 6 main things which cause your face to look older than your age.
Facial wrinkles are one of the main causes that can make your face look older.
Wrinkles in certain areas such as between the brows can even make you look less friendly and approachable.
Wrinkles tend to form on the following parts of the face.
- Between the eyebrows
- Around the eyes
- Around the mouth
1.2 ｜Dry skin
if your facial skin has lost its moisture and plumpness due to dryness, this can also contribute to the appearance of aging.
Think of your skin like a sponge – when saturated with water, the sponge appears fuller and smoother.
The opposite can happen from moisture loss, and this results in a dull, deflated look.
Dry skin is caused by the skin’s reduced ability to retain moisture due to aging, damage from UV rays, and exposure to dry air and even air conditioning.
As you can see, many environmental factors can contribute to your skin concerns.
1.3 ｜Nasolabial folds
Nasolabial folds are one of the main reasons for an older looking face.
These folds can accentuate the hollows of the face and cast shadows around the centre of the face.
Since nasolabial folds cannot be hidden by makeup, many people may have trouble with them and wish to get rid of them.
Nasolabial folds can be caused by the deterioration of facial muscles due to aging, loss of elasticity or even genetic factors.
Blemishes can make the skin look blotchy and cause you to look older than your true age.
Even a single blemish on a prominent spot, such as on the cheek, can affect your entire look and distract from your otherwise beautiful skin.
The main cause of blemishes is the production of melanin pigment underneath the skin caused by UV rays and the stresses of daily life.
Take this as another reminder to wear your sunscreen!
1.5 ｜Dark circles under the eyes
Dark circles and eye bags around the eyes can make a person look older and tired.
Since people look at your eyes when they are talking to you, they are an obvious sign of aging.
Dark eye bags are caused by poor blood circulation, melanin pigmentation from UV rays, dehydration and aging.
However, dark circles can sometimes be genetic as well.
1.6 ｜Neck lines
The deep horizontal lines and fine vertical lines on your neck can make you look older.
These fines lines and deep wrinkles can be caused by sun damage, natural aging, and genetics.
However premature lines are caused by looking down at devices, heavy smoking, and neglecting to use skincare products on your neck.
2 | “How do I look younger than my age?”
Here, we will explain the solutions that can help prevent you from looking old and fatigued, as well as ways to reverse the signs of aging.
Keep in mind that changes to an aging face rarely happens rarely immediately.
It takes time to make your face look younger, therefore it is important to continue to do treatments regularly and with professionals who understand the science behind skin aging.
2.1 ｜Caring for your skin properly
Proper skin care is effective in preventing aging skin and looking younger.
Choose proper skincare products based on your skin condition.
A good skincare line will nourish your skin tissues and improve its texture and appearance over time.
There are many products in the market, and this can become confusing.
It is best to speak with a skincare expert who can analyze your skin through a 3D skin scan, and give you an in depth overview of your skin health.
The results will review the extent of damage underneath the skin: the degree of oil, bacteria, pigmentation, clogged pores, and dehydration that are the root causes of your skin aging.
The right serum and cream will help brighten and tighten your skin, as well as balance the moisture and oil on your skin.
2.2 ｜Improve your diet
When you eat a diet high in sugar, the excess glucose that are not used as energy will be combined with proteins or fat in the body, resulting in Glycation.
In this process, a substance called AGE (Advanced Glycation End-Product), also known as an aging accelerator is produced.
The name speaks for itself.
AGE destroys collagen which ultimately causes loss in skin laxity and dryness and make you look old and tired.
A diet high in sugar includes rice, bread, noodles, potatoes, junk food, sweet drinks, alcohol, bacon, fried foods etc.
If you are eating these foods frequently, try implementing small changes here and there – there is no need to cut out all sugar (unless it is your personal choice).
Remember to take small steps and be consistent, you will see a positive change in the health and appearance of your skin.
2.3 ｜Pay attention to UV Rays
The sun’s UV rays are the main cause of wrinkles and laxity, by slowly breaking down collagen and elastin.
Be sure to apply an SPF of at least 30 onto your face and neck.
Take measures to limit sun exposure and keep in mind when UV rays are the strongest:
- During daylight hours between 10 am-4 pm
- Summer season
- Higher altitude
- Reflection of surfaces such as water and snow
- Sitting next to window areas
2.4 ｜Consult with a Medical Spa
To prevent aging, it is best to consider the intrinsic and extrinsic factors that are associated with the aging of your skin.
A medical spa team with physicians and skin experts can help you choose treatments and products.
With cosmetic modifications based on your specific concerns and skin condition, making it easier to achieve your goals.
You will be surprised at how quickly and safely you can see results, and sometimes even immediately after certain procedures.
See Yourself in a Younger-Looking Face!
At Ovo Medi Spa, We offer a 30 minutes skin consultation and listen to the concerns of each individual before proposing a treatment plan.
“Ab Ovo” means from the beginning, it is our goal to repair skin damage and revitalize the health of your skin.
Our treatments target facial wrinkles, sagging skin, blemishes, age spots, melasma, acne scars and uneven skin tone.
We offer the newest laser treatments, radiofrequency microneedling, oxygen facial, Platelet-Rich-Plasma PRP procedures, and cosmetic injectables to help you look and feel younger again.
If you are concerned about your face aging and would like to learn more about our treatments, please feel free to contact us.