Our Favorite Anti-Aging Tips

Our Favorite Anti-Aging Tips

Feeling like the person you see in the mirror looks older than you feel inside can be jarring and impact your self-image. While you can’t step into a time machine and decrease your age, the wonderful news is, it’s easier than ever to look and feel younger.

With a few simple lifestyle changes, combined with good skin care and cosmetic procedures and/or surgery, you can look younger and feel rejuvenated and energized. Board-certified plastic surgeon Joseph Fodero, MD, PAfrom Northeastern Plastic Surgery in Florham Park, New Jersey, shares these top anti-aging tips to keep looking and feeling younger.

Protect yourself from the sun

Nothing damages your skin more quickly and is more dangerous to your skin health than repeated exposure to direct sunlight. Try to avoid the sun during the middle of the day, and move into the shade whenever possible.

If you need to be in the sun, regularly apply a minimum of SPF 30 sunscreen, and wear protective sunglasses with a wide-brimmed hat. If you enjoy tanning, switch to using self-tanner or getting spray tans instead of tanning booths.

Take care of your skin

Good skin care helps keep your skin looking and feeling more youthful. Wash your face with a gentle cleanser twice a day and after sweating, moisturize daily, and avoid using products on your skin that irritate it.

If you’d like to give your skin routine a boost, our licensed aesthetician offers a personalized skincare routine as well as skin care procedures, including facials, chemical peels, and microneedling, that enhance your skin. 

Eat healthfully

Aim to clean up your diet to make your skin look younger and give you more youthful energy. A diet rich in vegetables and fruits, particularly, is good for your skin and slows down aging.

On the other hand, eating sugars and simple carbohydrates and excessively drinking alcohol damages your skin and can accelerate the appearance of aging. Taking supplements like vitamin C and omegas can also help some adults.

Get more sleep

Most adults need at least 7-8 hours of sleep every night. Getting enough sleep helps you feel better, and you can expect improved mood, cognitive functioning, memory, and reduced stress levels.

Quit smoking

If you smoke, quitting is the fastest way to enhance your skin and health. Smoking damages your skin, creates fine lines around your mouth, and can make it a higher risk for you to undergo some plastic surgery procedures.

Develop a relationship with a plastic surgeon

Combining a healthy, age-defying lifestyle with timely cosmetic procedures and surgeries with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Fodero only further enhances your beauty. Non-surgical procedures like injectablesSculpSure, and Aerolase® laser all make your body look and feel younger.

Cosmetic surgery is often the best way to reduce less reversible signs of aging, like sagging skin and deep wrinkles. Dr. Fodero might recommend surgery such as:

In addition, a combination of procedures can be the best option for helping you look and feel younger.

When it comes to anti-aging, living a healthy lifestyle helps at any age, even if you already have signs of premature aging or skin damage. To find out more about how skin care, lifestyle changes, and plastic surgery can help you look and feel younger, contact us today.

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