It’s true that aging is natural and will happen to everyone but ever wondered why some age faster than others? It's time to talk about the 3S of skin aging: Sun, Stress, and Smoking. These three factors are known to be the main culprits of premature aging, leading to wrinkles, age spots, and a loss of elasticity.
First up, let's talk about sun exposure. UV rays can cause damage to your skin cells, leading to premature aging. Protect your skin by using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, wearing protective clothing, avoiding peak sun hours. Don't forget to take your daily Age Defense for added internal protection from UV-induced skin damage and repair of past sun damage.
Next, stress. It's hard to avoid stress in our busy lives, but did you know that it can accelerate the aging process? Stress can cause inflammation, which can lead to a breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin. Here at the Inner Glow office we are big fans of the stress adaptogen Ashwagandha in our vitamin. It helps regulate the harmful effects of everyday stressors. It is also beneficial to practice stress-reducing techniques such as yoga, meditation, or even just taking a walk in nature.
Lastly, smoking. We all know smoking is downright bad for your health and the people around you. It's not just bad for your lungs, it's bad for your skin too! Smoking can cause wrinkles, a dull complexion, and even skin cancer. If you're a smoker, quitting is the best thing you can do for your health and your skin.
Remember, prevention is key when it comes to aging skin. Take care of yourself both inside and out, and you'll be glowing with healthy, youthful skin for years to come.
Learn more about skin aging by visiting our LAB.