It seems that people’s lives are becoming more hectic, with early mornings, late nights, busy social lives and modern technology taking over our lives. When many of us feel pressurised to fit everything into the day, it will eventually all take it toll and will have the potential to prematurely age your skin.
A busy social life, and trying to go to every social invitation we’re invited to, can increase our stress levels and leave us missing out on our eight hours sleep. Tiredness and stress can cause wrinkles and dull skin, and it can lower your immune system, which can result in acne breakouts.
It seems that these days, there are many great films and television shows that we feel we just have to watch. In these days of box sets, no-one wants to wait until next weeks episode, and we tend to binge-watch them in one sitting. Unfortunately, this can cause tiredness, dehydrated and dull looking skin, dark circles, puffiness and wrinkles under the eyes.
Failing to get a good nights sleep can cause havoc with our skin. Whether it’s because of partying with your friends, working or watching movies late into the night, we are quite literally losing our beauty sleep. One of the many side-effects of drinking excess alcohol, is its capacity to dry out the skin. The later we fall into our beds, the more likely we won’t bother to remove our make-up and this can end up clogging our pores and causing spots. Lack of sleep will dehydrate the skin making it seem dull, and cause puffiness and dark shadows under the eyes.
It’s scary to think that our mobile phones and electronic gadgets might be ruining our looks. Our obsession with our phones and computers is really taking its toll on our neck and jaw line. The skin on the neck is thin and fragile, and because it’s a highly visible part of the body, this area can really show how fast we are ageing. When you’re constantly staring down at your phone; at social media, videos and games, it causes sagging jowls and wrinkles on the neck, which accelerates the signs of ageing.
Out and about
When we are outside we come into contact with car fumes, smog and dust, and over time they all have a harmful effect on our skin. These are all impossible things for us to avoid, and can cause dehydration, wrinkles and redness. It’s now believed that pollution is just as damaging to our skin as UV exposure. It’s important to cleanse, tone and moisturize the skin, to rid it of daily dirt and grime.
Cosmetic clinics have many treatments to help with the latest safe and effective cosmetic medical treatments to combat fine lines and wrinkle reduction, dull, dehydrated skin, dark shadows and tear troughs. Experienced and fully trained aesthetic teams will talk you through a range of treatments, either single treatments or combining different treatments.