Have you heard of super agers? It sounds like we’re talking about a super hero like Superman, but super agers are people just like you who happen to age really well — meaning they look years younger than their actual age. Do you ever wonder what their secret is? Skin care researchers certainly do! In fact, there have been several studies on super agers.
While there’s no definitive “magic potion” for becoming a super ager, research indicates that your lifestyle has a stronger impact on how well you age than genetics!
So, without further ado, here are a few research-based tips for aging better:
1. Wear sunscreen every day of the year.
The research is undeniable on the benefits of UV protection and reducing skin cancer risk. What you may not realize is just how important sunscreen is to the appearance of your skin. It is estimated that up to 90% of your skin’s aging (lines, wrinkles, age spots, freckles) are caused by sun exposure, not Father Time. Need we say more to motivate you?
The other skin care step to incorporate into your routine is professional skin rejuvenation. Once you’ve established the habit of protecting your skin, it’s time to start renewing and refreshing your complexion with proven treatments that stimulate vibrant new collagen and elastin growth, including laser skin resurfacing, microneedling with PRP, Clear+Brilliant®, photofacials, chemical peels, Ultherapy®, and laser acne treatment. The winning combination of skin protection and skin rejuvenation is unbeatable for reversing years of sun damage and revealing radiant, dramatically younger-looking skin.
2. Think positive.
Could your attitude use some freshening up? When was the last time you laughed at yourself? The benefits of positive thinking are immeasurable. Research has long established strong links between optimism and better overall health. Positive thinking has been shown to lower blood pressure and stress, reduce disease risk and even brighten your skin. The mind is a most powerful beauty tool, indeed!
3. Embrace hyaluronic acid (HA) serums.
A study on super agers a few years back discovered that women who reported having dry skin were 30% less likely to be super agers. While dry skin is genetic, you can help your skin along by keeping it hydrated with the correct skin care products. Our medical-grade skin care selection includes SkinMedica® HA5 and SkinCeuticals® HA Intensifier, two multi-tasking HA serums which work overtime to protect and correct your skin. We’ll help you find the perfect HA hydrator for you during your next visit.
4. Avoid sunbathing
This is no surprise to anyone, but sunbathing is the worst thing you can do for your skin. In fact, if you want to age faster, then sunbathing is your ticket!
Aging is a privilege, and it’s our mission at Skin Care Institute to help you age gracefully and beautifully. To learn more tips and tricks for taking care of your skin, call 918.948.9639 or request a personal consultation today!