It’s no secret that keeping our skin radiant and youthful is not a simple task. We often spend countless hours searching for the best ways to defy the signs of aging, but did you know there a number of everyday mistakes you could be making that are causing your skin to age prematurely?

We’ve broken down three of the most frequently overlooked causes of skin aging and the best ways to beat them to maintain your youthful complexion!

  1. Too Much Stress

We are often told that stress affects our overall health and wellbeing, but it also has a significant impact on the condition of our skin. Stress not only aggravates a number of skin conditions but also triggers the release of a hormone called cortisol. Elevated levels of cortisol can cause inflammation of the skin, inhibiting the ability of your skin to produce collagen and leading the emergence of fine lines and wrinkles.

For those who are beginning to see the effects of stress in their complexion, innovative laser technologies such as PicoSure can be used to stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin, activating the skin’s cell renewal process for healthy, more youthful-looking skin.

  1. Sun Exposure

The vast majority of skin damage is caused by excess exposure to the sun. Whilst it’s fantastic to enjoy time outside and expose your skin to beneficial Vitamin D, the sun can wreak havoc on your appearance. UV radiation damages the skin DNA and cell walls, accelerating aging and slowing the production of collagen and elastin causing skin concerns such as pigmentation or age spots.

Ensuring application of adequate sun protection every time you venture outside can help to protect your skin from UV damage. However, if you have already noticed areas of increased pigmentation as a result of excess sun exposure, laser technologies offer a fantastic solution for the permanent reduction of these concerns. Our Medlite technology works to shatter melanin pigments underneath the skin and promote a more even overall complexion.

  1. Irritating Skincare Products

With so many skincare products on the market claiming to provide outstanding results for age defiance, it can be difficult to determine which provides effective results for your skin. In fact, many of these products contain harsh chemicals which over time can cause more damage to the skin and lead to further problems.

Try to avoid harsh beaded cleansers, pore clogging minerals and synthetic parabens and take the time to educate yourself about skincare ingredients and what they do for the skin. Active ingredients such as Vitamin A, B, C and E can all have tremendously beneficial results. Laser treatments can also be used in combination with your skincare routine as part of a complete approach to maintaining radiant and youthful skin.

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