We can’t defy aging, but we can delay it. Here are a few anti-aging tips from Kaycee Reyes, M.D., skin and laser specialist, and the dermatologist behind Luminisce Holistic Skin Innovations in Bonifacio Global City.


Use retinol-based products


Try to eat organic

Food that has been sprayed with pesticide can disrupt the regular flow of your hormones, which may cause your skin to break out and form blemishes.  Also, it can activate cancer genes in the long run. Once you’ve tried organic food for several months, you’ll notice healthier nails, skin, and hair, as well as less chances of getting sick. 

Slash stress–any form of stress 
Yes, lessen it whether that’s physical, mental, or emotional stress. Both chronic and heavy stress can trigger systemic inflammation that may not only affect your skin (more breakouts, yikes!), but can also cause physical illness. To help you relax, meditate: do breathing exercises or yoga, or take a hot bath. 


Develop a morning and night topical skin care regimen
Skinvesting time and effort will definitely prevent formation of pigmentation or discoloration and static wrinkles on your skin. Twenty years from now, you'll thank yourself, so start now while you’re still young! 

Exfoliate
We all know that exfoliating is important, but here is a simple guide of the do’s and don’ts of exfoliating.

Use hair products free of silicone, plasticizers, and oil

Be mindful of the food you eat 
If you are acne prone, frequently eating high glycemic index foods (like white bread, pasta, fried food, refined sugars) will increase your blood sugar levels and might trigger an acne flare.  

Make oily fish or fish oil supplements a part of your diet
They’re great for anti-aging! They help the brain function well and prevent skin dryness. Cut your sugar intake to lessen the process of glycation—a process that contributes to the aging of the skin.

Take probiotic supplements
This improves the levels of gut flora, which also contributes to healthier-looking skin.

Try Botox
But remember to consult a licensed and professional dermatologist before getting anything done.

Don’t forget these lifestyle tips
Get regular exercise, hydrate, use sunscreen, remove all traces of makeup before going to bed, and get at least six hours of sleep every night.

Photo and Illustrations: Mike Dee

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