With all the pricey anti-aging creams and serums available on the market, new research shows that the best things you can do to keep your skin youthful are also the most inexpensive things: don’t smoke, and don’t tan.
The chemicals in cigarettes prevent collagen re-growth, decreasing skin tautness and creating wrinkles. And if a smoker is spending too much time in the sun, they are ten times more likely to develop wrinkles in their 20s and 30s than individuals who avoid tobacco and protect themselves against the sun’s rays.
Many young adults choose to be “proactive” about wrinkle prevention by investing in expensive over-the-counter creams. However, in most cases, that approach is as effective as throwing money down the drain–especially if the consumer is a smoker or doesn’t wear sunscreen. Over-the-counter creams that aren’t FDA approved may not be effective, and young non-smokers with undamaged skin should already produce healthy collagen and peptides. Buying over-the-counter anti-aging serums could put a dent in your wallet and trigger acne production.
If you’re a young adult in your twenties and are interested in improving your skin health, avoid anti-aging creams and schedule a consultation with Dr. Zimmet today.