Yes, there’s a science behind youthful-looking skin. It starts with hyaluronic acid, the naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps give it a full, youthful look.1 As we age, hyaluronic acid diminishes, causing our skin to look thinner, drier and more wrinkled.1,2 Several other scientific factors may lead to less youthful skin with more wrinkles, including:
- Redistribution of facial fat
- Loss of fat in the forehead and cheeks
- Gain of fat in the mouth and jaw area, which can cause sagging
- Bone loss throughout your face
- Muscle laxity
- External factors, such as sun damage or smoking
Avoid UV exposure.
Excessive exposure to ultraviolet rays is thought to be a major culprit for rapidly aging skin. Sun damages your skin and causes a loss of collagen, which can lead to drooping and wrinkles. If you’re the outdoorsy type, think sunblock and shade to keep your skin as healthy and young-looking as possible.
Drinking plenty of water will help prevent your skin from becoming overly dry.
Eat omega-3 fatty acids.
Salmon, tuna, walnuts and flaxseed will help protect your top layer of skin and keep moisture in. Omega-3s also prevent inflammation and help maintain cell structure and function.
Avoid processed foods and sugars.
When sugar comes in contact with collagen (a protein), a reaction called glycation occurs. Glycation can damage collagen, compromise the integrity and regeneration of skin tissue, and accelerate aging of the skin.
Aging in men
Gentlemen, congratulations on making the bold choice to treat your frown lines between your eyebrows. The fact is, because your face moves when you frown, smile or squint, frown lines can still appear even if you use the best men’s skin care products. And, as a man, your expression lines tend to be deeper, so a prescription injection could be the treatment you need to get the natural look you want. Check out our gallery to see how Dysport can help improve the appearance of between-the-brow frown lines for men.
Aging in women
Work out. Eat right. Take care of your skin. Rinse. Repeat. It’s your every day. Everything you do in your daily routine can help you stay happy and healthy. But sometimes, for those inevitable things in life — like frown lines between the eyebrows — a step outside the routine may be in order. Everybody ages differently, but if you express yourself through movements in your face (like most people do), Dysport can help smooth those frown lines and get the natural look you want. See how Dysportworks.