With age we gain wisdom, experience, confidence and love. We learn what matters and where our priorities lay, and more often than not, our bodies still feel young and energetic even as the candles on our birthday cake multiply. The many joys that come with age are the best part of life. However, while we continue to live a vibrant life, the telltale signs of age creep upon us; often making us look older than we feel. Consider the following health and beauty tips to reduce wrinkles, age spots and sagging skin, allowing our outward appearance to match how we feel inside.

Hydrate

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Dehydration can cause skin to be dry and dull, making lines and wrinkles more noticeable. Being dehydrated from too much salt intake or not enough fluids will also contribute to sagging skin and under-eye bags. Drinking plenty of non-caffeinated fluids is the best way to keep the body hydrated and when it comes to hydration, water reigns supreme. But for those who balk at the thought of drinking 8 to 10 glasses of the clear stuff every day, decaffeinated green tea is a wonderful alternative. Not only does green tea provide great-tasting hydration, it is also packed with antioxidants that protect our skin from free radicals which cause aging. Taking an Omega 3 rich supplement such as flax oil or fish oil also reduces wrinkles by adding moisture to the skin from the inside.

Moisturize

Treating the skin daily with a good moisturizer is an important step in fighting wrinkles and crows-feet. Purchase a high-quality moisturizer that contains peptides to help your skin produce collagen, and humectants that assist in the retention of moisture and water. Natural products such as coconut oil and olive oil are also useful to combat dryness.

Exfoliate

Deep clean your face once or twice a week with a gentle scrub. Exfoliation removes dead skin cells as well as excess dirt and oils that settle in fine lines and wrinkles, causing them to sag and appear deeper. Another way to cleanse away dead skin without the scrub is by using exfoliating or resurfacing products made with alpha hydroxy acid or beta hydroxy acid.

Red Light Therapy

Unhealthy eating, pollution and toxins create wrinkles, skin-sag and dullness. Red Light Therapy is a UV free way to improve blood flow and increase oxygen; aiding in the detoxification of the skin and body. It also reduces wrinkles and age spots and helps firm skin. In addition, Red Light Therapy tones muscles and assists with weight loss while being easy on the joints.

At Totally Tan & Spa you will find Red Light Therapy, allowing you to choose a method based on your desired results. For more health and beauty tips, or for information on Red Light Therapy, contact us.

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