The best tips for younger looking skin
Anti-aging is the topic that has been dominating social networks for years and (unlike our skin) it never ages. We all would like to halt the signs of time. My patients often ask me what they can do to make their skin look younger. While science has yet to come up with a really good strategy for looking twenty-something even in old age, fortunately, there are some tips that can help keep your skin look younger.
Keeping your skin from aging with a healthy lifestyle
As is so often the case in medicine, in dermatology prevention is better than cure. Of course, it is better to ensure that skin stays young for as long as possible than to start with the right care when it is already too late.
What does that mean in concrete terms? Since the skin is our largest organ, the same health advice applies to it as to all other organs, i.e. a healthy lifestyle helps to maintain its functionality for a long time. A healthy diet, plenty of water for drink, exercise in fresh air, enough sleep and abstention from cigarettes and alcohol will maximise a youthful complexion.
Anti-aging through sun protection
As much as many people love summer, sun worshippers have one major disadvantage when it comes to anti-aging. Unfortunately, elastic skin fibres and collagen fibres are hugely affected by the sun’s radiation. The body cannot compensate for it on its own. Sunburn in particular damages the skin which eventually takes its revenge through premature aging, which of course becomes more pronounced the more often one has been exposed to the sun.
My tip as a dermatologist therefore is to make sure you use the right sunscreen and apply too much rather than too little. Especially in summer, the sun protection factor (SPF) should be a constant element of everyday life, even if you are not prone to sunburn. This not only stops the signs of time but also reduces the risk of skin cancer.
Anti-aging – At what point should you start?
There is no time too early for the above tips regarding sun protection and a healthy lifestyle. It is better to start today than tomorrow! These tips should be taken to heart even at a young age in order to enjoy a youthful complexion for a long time.
In general, the body’s own skin collagen production decreases from the mid-twenties. The skin can then no longer store moisture that efficiently. From the mid-twenties, therefore, light moisturisers should be used that are adapted to the skin type.
However, I also warn against starting with anti-aging creams too early. These are usually tailored to the needs of more mature skin and are usually quite rich. Most products are designed for women 35 years and older. I don’t recommend rich anti-aging creams to my younger female patients any earlier. It is better to provide the skin with sufficient moisture. An occasional hyaluronic mask can work wonders.
Anti-aging products that really help
However, even the best prevention and the healthiest lifestyle cannot prevent our skin from aging at some point. Unfortunately, this is a fact that cannot be explained away. Once the first wrinkles appear, the panic is usually great.
Many of my patients come to me for advice on the right anti-aging products.
I like to recommend products with high-quality ingredients such as ultra-short-chain hyaluron, which has been proven to reach deep layers of the skin, high-quality natural oils and so-called “power active ingredients”. These are active ingredient complexes that are characterised by intensive care properties and an innovative anti-aging effect. It is also particularly important for me to mention that well-founded studies are available on these special combinations of active ingredients. You can promise a lot but only serious studies have actually convinced me of the choice of ingredients for my products.
“Where do you find these ‘miracle substances’?” – you will surely be asking yourself now. The last trade fair for special active ingredients that pharmacist Dietmar Kowarik (Mag. pharm. ) and I visited was just recently. After two days in huge exhibition halls, I had blisters on my feet and a sore back – but we found what we were looking for! Let us surprise you: we have incorporated some of our “discoveries” in our new Cellulite Cream, which we will introduce soon and our fleece masks (anti-aging fleece masks, hyaluron fleece masks and clarifying fleece masks).
What can I recommend to you now that summer is over?
My anti-aging cream is a wonderful skin care product for everyday use because it strengthens the skin barrier and strengthens the skin structure. As intensive care underneath the anti-aging cream, I recommend my stem cell Hyaluron serum with highly innovative ingredients.
For special care of the delicate eye area, I advise my patients to use my intensive eye cream. It reduces the signs of aging in the area where they are most likely to appear. My patients especially praise it for puffiness or “tired eyes”.
Anti-aging from the inside
You can also tighten your skin appearance from the inside out by eating the right foods. Therefore, not only for health in general but also for a young skin appearance, I recommend a sufficient intake of vitamin C. It is an important radical scavenger, which supports the natural collagen formation of the skin. Here, I like to recommend to my patients the collagen hyaluron powder, it contains Verisol® and Resveratrol, hyaluron and vitamin C. There are also serious studies on this – in contrast to cheap products from the Internet.
Anti-aging – a topic at every age
Especially at a young age, many people think that anti-aging does not concern them. However, even with good genes, the first visible changes unfortunately often start from the age of 30. Therefore, start taking preventive measures in good time. It is never too early for a healthy, skin-promoting lifestyle and should the signs of time mercilessly strike at some point, there are numerous ways to preserve a youthful and, above all, well-groomed skin appearance.
Dr. Sabine Schwarz