Living in Nigeria is stressful. What with the daily grind of work, the scorching sun, economic insecurity and environmental pollution just to name a few issues. It is no small wonder therefore that many people notice premature sign of ageing especially on the face. So how can one keep the skin from looking dry and wrinkled before Father Time erodes the skin’s youthful appearance?
There are many different procedures and anti aging treatments that will help reduce the appearance of ageing. Botox injections to the forehead and aroud the eyes will reduce the appearance of wrinkles, frown lines and crow’s feet. Dermal Fillers will improve that hollow appearance on the face due to fat loss and gravity. PRP microneedling and Laser facial rejuvenation can improve the texture of your face and give you a younger looking appearance. These procedures are safe and effective with minimal side effects when performed by a trained professional such as a licensed medical doctor.
Other things to do are regular facial procedures, microdermabrasion, hydrafacial procedures and full body scrubs and massages to keep the skin and body looking and feeling young. These treatments are all relatively affordable in most high end medical spas.
Here are a few tips to keep the skin ageing gracefully in a natural way:
Eat a healthy well balanced diet that contains lots of fruits and vegetables. This will give the skin the nutritional support needed to rebuild lost collagen and skin cells.
Drink lots of water. Water is the most abundant element in the skin and is important for hydration and nourishment of the skin and face. A dry skin is an ageing skin.
Reduce alcohol intake as much as possible. Not only is excessive alcohol intake toxic to the skin cells, it also dehydrates the skin and leads to premature ageing.
Stop smoking cigarettes. Nicotine and the other harmful ingredients in tobacco smoke are very bad for your skin and face. No wonder heavy smokers tend to look older than non-smokers.
Daily exercise is great for the skin and face. It improves blood circulation to the skin and helps with skin turnover. However, avoid excessive facial muscle exercise and expressions such as frowning to reduce wrinkles formation.
Use sunscreen religiously. The ultraviolet rays of the sun especially in sub Saharan Africa are very damaging to the skin.
Make an appointment to see a skin and anti-ageing specialist to discuss other aesthetics procedures that are right for you. Aging gracefully is the way to go.
There are many things you can do that are affordable and effective in a medical spa. But make sure you go to a trained professional for a proper consultation and treatment.