5 ANTI-AGEING TIPS From Dr. Dray and JLo

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5 ANTI-AGEING TIPS From Dr. Dray and JLo

Watch the full video on Dr. Dray's Youtube Channel:  

  1. Maintain a Healthy Diet:

Diet plays a major role in the health and appearance of our skin. Dr. Dray says "I don't know what JLo’s diet is, but if we found out what her diet is, I don't think that people should follow it to a tee. Everybody's nutritional needs are unique to them.” The things that are good for the health of our skin include healthy fats, getting adequate protein and getting enough vitamins and minerals like vitamin C for building good, healthy collagen.

Having a balanced diet will ensure that you get those nutritive requirements. She says, “but if you subsist on processed sugary foods, that is not going to set you up for healthy skin and no amount of Botox fillers is going to change that.”

 

  1. UV Rays & Sunscreen:

Exposure to UV rays can cause premature aging of the skin and signs of sun damage such as wrinkles, leathery skin, liver spots, actinic keratosis, and solar elastosis.

JLo has been very vocal about the fact that she's been really diligent with applying sunscreen daily since the age of 22. This must be the secret to her youthful glow.

For day-to-day use, apply a sunscreen with sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30. If you spend time outdoors, opt for a sunscreen with SPF 60 or higher.

 

  1. Lead an Active Lifestyle:

Dr. Dray says, “another reason that she looks so good, is that she is very active. She's been dancing non-stop for decades.” Being active is very important for your skin and for the health of your body overall. It improves circulation and reduces inflammation in the body.

The results from a recent study revealed that people who remained active in their 50s had a protective effect against the risk of dementia later on in life. Dr. Dray adds, “so just because you get to a certain age, don't fall for that nonsense of ‘oh I'm getting old, I need to slow down’, ‘I'm too old to do this, I'm too old to do that '.

 

  1. Moisturise:

Dr. Dray says, “there are some studies to suggest that having oilier skin protects you from earlier onset signs of aging and if you have dry skin your skin is a lot more vulnerable to damage from exogenous factors and subsequent aging. That being said, if you have dry skin conditions like eczema, you may be more at risk for damage from environmental stressors and subsequent more prominent skin aging.” Therefore, moisturising is crucial to reduce trans-epidermal water loss out of the skin and keep your skin healthy.

“Don't forget your hands,” She adds. Your hands are one of the first parts of your body that show signs of aging. “Hands are an area that a lot of people neglect. They're exposed to things that we touch all the time that disrupt the moisture barrier, irritating things getting in, causing inflammation,” she adds. The skin on the back of your hands is very thin and vulnerable to damage. With daily errands and driving around, this skin is exposed to so much UV throughout our lifetime, yet it is still one of the most neglected territories.

 

  1. A Good Skincare Routine:

Even before she released her very own skincare line, JLo has always had a good skincare routine. She’s mentioned that sunscreen and moisturising is of utmost importance.

Cleansing is another important piece of your skin care routine because throughout the day, we are exposed to a lot of environmental pollutants, that can generate more free radicals on the surface of the skin. Living in a city with a lot of pollution can put you at risk for more severe or earlier onset signs of ageing because it generates a lot of oxidative stress in the skin.  Pollution has been shown to be associated with more stubborn inflammatory acne and severe eczema. Therefore, having a good skincare routine, tailored to your unique skin, is essential.

 

 

 


Anti-Ageing Tips in general:

 

  1. Maintain a Healthy Diet:

Diet plays a major role in the health and appearance of our skin. Everybody's nutritional needs are unique to them. The things that are good for the health of our skin include healthy fats, getting adequate protein and getting enough vitamins and minerals like vitamin C for building good, healthy collagen. Having a balanced diet will ensure that you get those nutritive requirements. But if you subsist on processed sugary foods, that is not going to set you up for healthy skin and no amount of Botox fillers is going to change that.

 

  1. UV Rays & Sunscreen:

Exposure to UV rays can cause premature aging of the skin and signs of sun damage such as wrinkles, leathery skin, liver spots, actinic keratosis, and solar elastosis. For day-to-day use, apply a sunscreen with sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30. If you spend time outdoors, opt for a sunscreen with SPF 60 or higher.

 

  1. Lead an Active Lifestyle:

Being active is very important for your skin and for the health of your body overall. It improves circulation and reduces inflammation in the body.

The results from a recent study revealed that people who remained active in their 50s had a protective effect against the risk of dementia later on in life. So just because you get to a certain age, don't fall for that nonsense of ‘oh I'm getting old, I need to slow down’, ‘I'm too old to do this, I'm too old to do that '.

 

  1. Moisturise:

There are some studies to suggest that having oilier skin protects you from earlier onset signs of aging and if you have dry skin your skin is a lot more vulnerable to damage from exogenous factors and subsequent aging. That being said, if you have dry skin conditions like eczema, you may be more at risk for damage from environmental stressors and subsequent more prominent skin aging. Therefore, moisturising is crucial to reduce trans-epidermal water loss out of the skin and keep your skin healthy.

Don't forget your hands. Your hands are one of the first parts of your body that show signs of aging. Hands are an area that a lot of people neglect. They're exposed to things that we touch all the time that disrupt the moisture barrier, irritating things getting in, causing inflammation. The skin on the back of your hands is very thin and vulnerable to damage. With daily errands and driving around, this skin is exposed to so much UV throughout our lifetime, yet it is still one of the most neglected territories.

 

  1. A Good Skincare Routine:

Other than applying sunscreen and moisturizing, cleansing is another important piece of your skin care routine. Throughout the day, we are exposed to a lot of environmental pollutants, that can generate more free radicals on the surface of the skin. Living in a city with a lot of pollution can put you at risk for more severe or earlier onset signs of ageing because it generates a lot of oxidative stress in the skin.  Pollution has been shown to be associated with more stubborn inflammatory acne and severe eczema. Therefore, having a good skincare routine, tailored to your unique skin, is essential.

 


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