As time passes, age inevitably takes its toll on all of us, but the good news is that there are things that we can do every day to prevent premature aging and help our faces look young and radiant.

In today’s blog post from Rock Creek Wellness, we are going to discuss some tips that may help you to achieve a younger-looking face. Continue reading to learn more, and if you are ready to consult with a professional about other cosmetic options, it’s time to speak to someone at our Leawood wellness center about Juvéderm® Voluma™. This minimally invasive treatment may help bring that youthful-looking volume back to your cheeks and smooth wrinkles. Schedule a Juvéderm consultation today to get started.  

Hydrate and Moisturize

If you want your face to feel and look younger, you need to hydrate and moisturize both inside and outside. This means drinking plenty of water and utilizing a daily moisturizing routine. Failing to hydrate your skin through hydrating your body or applying a moisturizer can result in dull, patchy-looking skin that can make you look older than you are. The better you take care of your skin, the longer you will look.

Wear Sunscreen

If you’re heading outdoors, whether it’s a warm sunny day or a foggy cool one, you should be applying sunscreen. Exposure to the sun’s UV rays can cause wrinkles, dark spots, freckles, and hyperpigmentation, which can all lead to you appearing to be older than you are. As a general rule, use a sunscreen that has an SPF of 30 or higher to protect your skin from UV rays and sun damage. You can even find daily moisturizers that contain sunscreen so you can keep your skin hydrated while protecting it from daily sun exposure. 

Exfoliate

In order for your skin to remain healthy and youthful-looking, you have to remove dead skin cells so that your skin can breathe freely. Try working an exfoliate scrub into your moisturizing routine a couple of times a week. This will also help your moisturizer reach your facial skin so that it’s getting to the areas that need it most and will provide you with a younger-looking, youthful glow. 

Enjoy a Healthy Diet

A healthy diet is good for just about every part of your body, including your face. Foods that are recommended to retain healthy skin, especially on your face, include olive oil, dark chocolate, and fish that contain Omega-3 fatty acids such as salmon. Overall, having a healthy diet that focuses on providing your body with the nutrients it needs while avoiding overall processed foods, will help keep your skin and body feeling and looking younger.

Keep to an Exercise Routine

Exercise is another factor that will help you enjoy a younger-looking face for longer. While we know that exercise can be great for overall health including its role in keeping away heart disease, diabetes, and a multitude of other conditions, it’s also essential for healthy skin. Whether you enjoy hiking, jogging, yoga, or lifting weights, finding an exercise routine that works for you and sticking with it is the most important part.

De-Stress

Too much stress can cause inflammation throughout your body and may contribute to depression, diabetes, and anxiety — none of which are great if you are trying to feel or look younger. Finding a way to relax and de-stress can make your complexion look better and make you happier. You may want to try reading, walking, meditation, or another type of relaxation technique that helps you de-stress. Just keep in mind that utilizing activities like watching television or drinking alcohol, may help you feel more relaxed but could have their own adverse effects on the aging process. 

Schedule a Voluma™ Consultation

No matter how much we moisture, exercise, and take care of our bodies, at some point, the aging process will catch up to us all. When that happens and you’re ready to recapture the radiant appearance of your youth, it’s time to consider Juvéderm® Voluma®. This FDA-approved dermal filler utilizes hyaluronic acid (HA) to smooth moderate to severe lines and wrinkles in your cheeks and bring back that youthful volume that is naturally lost over time. If you are interested in learning more about Voluma™ or any other dermal fillers or cosmetic injectables, contact the team at Rock Creek Wellness to schedule a consultation.