Complements Seven tips for ageless skin


By Lashelle Kuhlman, licensed aesthetician, reconstructive & cosmetic surgery, Mount Nittany Physician Group

Eat up. When it comes to younger-looking, radiant skin, the saying is true —you are what you eat. Your skin becomes lustrous from the nutrients in certain foods. Many call apricots the anti-aging fruit because their natural antioxidants give your skin a youthful glow. Blueberries are also effective in healing skin damage and making your skin look younger because they are packed full of antioxidants that can destroy the free radicals that age your skin. Other foods to start snacking on include carrots, sweet potatoes and sunflower seeds.

Stop smoking. Smoking contributes to wrinkles and makes your skin look older by depleting important nutrients and damaging collagen and elastin (fibers that give your skin its strength and elasticity). In addition, the repetitive facial expressions you make while smoking, such as puckering your lips while inhaling, cause wrinkles.

Hit the hay. Nothing kills a glow like too little sleep. Make sure that you get plenty of rest. Sleep is good for the skin.

Drink up. Hydrated skin is healthy skin. Not only does water help to detoxify our bodies, but it also helps to keep skin (and hair) healthy.

Use professional products. Well-rounded corrective and protective products are essential for maintaining healthy, ageless skin.

Don’t stress. Stress is bad for the skin. Harmful hormones and chemicals are produced when you stress. Learn to do deep-breathing exercises or find a healthy activity that helps you blow off steam.

Consult with a licensed aesthetician. This can be a great avenue to a lifetime of ageless skin. You and your aesthetician can work together to create a plan to address your skin care needs. Your plan may include skin treatments to correct and prevent skin damage. It may also include education on the latest procedures available in skin care, as well as makeup applications that will enhance facial features. Call our office today at 814.231.7878 to schedule a consultation!