You eat healthily, exercise regularly, and get enough sleep.
You moisturize daily, wear sunscreen and are careful about the products you use on your skin.
Your water intake is well over the recommended amounts, and you NEVER leave your makeup on before you go to bed.
You’re doing everything “right” but still are seeing wrinkles and signs of aging in your skin.
Why? The reasons your skin isn’t looking its best may surprise you.
Keep reading to learn about the shocking reasons you could still be getting wrinkles, and what to do about them.
And if after reading it you want a boost to help get your skin looking its best, a Toronto microneedling service might be just the ticket.
1. An All-Day Netflix Binge
You know you should hit the gym, but first *one more episode* of the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
Ok, but you can’t leave now, not after that cliffhanger of an ending.
Before you know it, you’ve lost your day (or night) to the latest binge-worthy Netflix show and it’s time for bed (or work).
Your skin will thank you if you turn off the TV and tie-up your runners instead.
Physical activity helps increase collagen production which improves skin’s appearance (just don’t forget the sunscreen if your workout takes you outside).
2. Sitting In Your Sunny Office
You love the fact that your office gets a lot of sun, right?
With more and more companies moving to “open concept” layouts, it’s more common for office dwellers to have bright, sunny spaces to work in, rather than dark, closed-off cubicles.
And with those open concepts come some downsides – the fact you can hear every single word of your co-workers conversation is just one.
The other is more exposure to the sun’s harmful rays.
Just because you’re inside all day doesn’t mean you’re safe from the sun’s rays – UVA light can penetrate most windows, including those in your office.
Be sure to use sunscreen, or a moisturizer with SPF even when you’re inside all day.
3. Living In Toronto
The rest of the province loves to hate Toronto.
So don’t tell them that living in the city could be making you look older than you are.
The higher levels of air pollution in the city means more exposure to free radicals.
Free radicals are harmful molecules which can break down collagen and contribute to aging.
To combat this use a moisturizer with antioxidants, and exfoliate your skin regularly to smooth the skin and remove the outer layer of dead skin cells.
4. Sleeping Face Down On Your Pillow
The way you sleep can affect your skin.
Sleeping face-down, or on your side puts pressure on your skin which can cause collagen to break down, and lead to wrinkles.
Avoid lines on your face from your pillow by sleeping on your back.
Also consider a silk pillowcase, which is gentler on your skin.
5. Staring Down At Your Phone
Are you noticing more folds than usual around your neck and jawline?
Skin around the neck area is already thin and ages more easily than skin in other areas of the body – constantly looking downwards towards your phone could be causing it to age more readily.
Look for creams with amino acids and peptides to help improve skin’s elasticity – but also consider cutting back on “screen time”.
Call Jiva Spa Toronto
So you’ve taken all of these tips into account, but still want some help to rejuvenate your skin.
Jiva Spa can help – we have a number of treatments which can help with improving the appearance of your skin.
Microneedling can help with large pores, or acne scars.
An IPL Photo facial can help with age spots, birthmarks, rosacea, and other skin pigmentation issues.
Or perhaps a Signature Facial customized to your own unique needs.
Contact us today to set up an appointment and determine the best treatment for your needs.
390 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1X4
Jiva Spa is a health and beauty spa, conveniently located in the heart of The Annex in Toronto. Specialising in anti-aging, acne, facials, aesthetics, and medi-spa services. Contact Jiva Spa.