Ageing is something that we’d all like to stop in its tracks, but sadly there’s no magic wand that we can wave to keep us looking in our mid-twenties forever.


The signs of ageing on the skin: 4 Things to Avoid

However, there are things that we are all guilty of doing on a daily or weekly basis that can actually exacerbate the signs of ageing, so to give ourselves the best chances of looking youthful for longer, here are four things to avoid if you want to steer clear of sagging, wrinkled skin for as long as possible.


1. UV Rays

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Sure, the sun might give us a gorgeous golden glow, but it also causes signs of premature ageing too!

UV rays from the sun are the primary cause of wrinkles, pigmentation, sunspots, reduced skin elasticity and the degradation of skin texture which combine to make us look far older than we actually are, so it pays to stay sun safe in the summer months.

As well as using a good quality sunscreen and covering up whenever possible, skin peels can help tackle the ageing effects of the sun. They work by reducing hyperpigmentation and improving skin regeneration following sun damage. Find out more about our range of skin peels here.


2. Alcohol exacerbates the signs of ageing on the skin

Many of us like a tipple now and again, but what would you say if I told you that your fave cocktail was dehydrating your skin? Even worse, this results in deeper lines and facial wrinkles.

If keeping away from booze full stop seems a little excessive, then make sure that you drink one glass of water per alcoholic drink and book yourself in for one of our express facials following a night on the town to rehydrate and soothe your complexion.


3. Polluted air

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Although difficult to avoid, polluted air also dehydrates the skin and can cause deeper wrinkles and fine lines to appear, giving the appearance of being older than is really the case.

To re-plump and nourish the skin if you live and work in urban areas, we recommend a regular skin treatment. This works to tone and tighten the skin while also delivering a big boost of anti-ageing nutrients to help fight back from the effects of air pollution.


4. A poor diet

A poor diet filled full of processed foods not only breaks down collagen levels in the skin, it also fails to deliver the essential nutrients our skin needs to regenerate for a more youthful appearance.

Try to eat a balanced diet filled with fruit and vegetables to give your skin the goodness it needs. If you’re still worried about the signs of ageing, book in for a Botox treatment at our Nottingham clinic to quickly and effectively smooth out those fine lines.

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