Ageing factors to avoid and ways to improve your skin


We can help you look younger. We at Life Should Be Beautiful offer anti-ageing Botox treatments in the Portsmouth area. Be aware though that you can help yourself too. There are several preventative measures that you can take to keep the ageing process in check.

Let’s take a look at what factors age the skin and how you might avoid them.

Sun damage has the greatest effect on ageing skin. You’re probably aware that you should avoid the sun’s strongest rays in summer, wear high-factor sun protection sunscreen and a hat with a brim. But did you know that UV rays can penetrate the windows in your home and office and cause wrinkling and brown spots? The same goes for car windows. Always wear a moisturizer with SPF.

If you drink heavily you tend to eat less healthily, thus depriving the skin of the nutrients it needs to prevent aging. Alcohol will dry out your skin. Cutting back is the simplest way to prevent this and improve the appearance of your skin.

Smoking causes wrinkles to form earlier and deeper in people who smoke. Smokers also tend to squint to keep smoke from their eyes, which can cause wrinkles. Cut back or quit. If you already have crow’s feet around the eyes, and droopy skin around the eyelids, we can help. Come and ask us about Botox if you’re in the Portsmouth area. It’s a particularly effective treatment for lines around the mouth.

Your skin needs the right nutrition to stay young and healthy looking. Antioxidants like vitamin C and E, as well as vitamin A and the B vitamin biotin, are particularly important for healthy skin. Eat five to seven servings of fresh fruits and vegetables each day. Tomatoes, citrus, green leafy vegetables, and carrots are all good.

Lack of sleep. While you’re snoozing, the skin’s repair mechanisms swing into action. Sleep tracking apps and devices can help you define your sleeping habits. These devices can recommend personalised sleep schedules, give you reminders of when it’s time to go to bed and tips for improving your night time routine.

Meditation can also improve sleep. The easiest way to drift off to a better night’s sleep is with a guided meditation app with features designed to ease you into sleep such as Buddhify or Calm.

Keep healthy and aware. And if you’re in the Portsmouth area, you can always talk to us about Botox treatments.