As we get older, our skin naturally begins to break down. Where it once was smooth and unmarked, fine lines begin to appear. The area around our eyes, on our hands, and anywhere else our skin is the thinnest grows more translucent. As we go through life, it stretches, tears, and repairs itself endlessly. Our skin is an amazing organ, and visible aging is a natural part of the journey of life — it is not necessarily something to fear or to fight.

However, there are many things you can do to support the health of your skin as you grow older, and healthy skin is happy skin. If you want to keep your skin feeling healthy and looking younger for longer, you can start with these five easy tricks. Read on to learn more, and if you’re interested in scheduling a rejuvenating facial or cellulite treatment in the Miami Beach area, come and visit us at Miami Beach Gym’s Beach Beauty Health Spa!

1. Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize

If you want to keep your skin as smooth as a baby’s bottom, then you need to make sure it’s properly moisturized. This is one of the most fundamental steps in skin care, and it’s fast and easy to implement in your daily routine! Find a moisturizer that works with your skin type (for example, there are non-oil-based formulas for oilier skin), then apply it before or after you brush your teeth every morning and every night.

If you aren’t sure what type of skin you have or what kind of moisturizer formula you should be looking for, visit our beauty specialists at Miami Beach Gym’s spa! We would be happy to assist at your next spa appointment.

2. Slather on the Sunscreen

Sunscreen is even more important than moisturizer when it comes to keeping your skin youthful and glowing for as long as possible, because it prevents visible aging related to sun damage. You should be wearing some sort of facial sunscreen every single day — even when it’s overcast, or you don’t think you’ll be outdoors for too long. Plenty of foundations, BB creams, and morning daily moisturizers include SPF 30+ protection in their formulas, so there’s no excuse for not protecting your skin!

3. Give up the Cigarettes

By now, it’s common knowledge that smoking cigarettes is one of the worst things you can do for your overall health — and the negative effects extend to your skin as well. Research has shown that smoking accelerates the visible effects of aging by destroying the collagen and elastin that keeps your skin looking supple. Do your face — and the rest of your body — a huge favor, and make the effort to quit smoking today.

4. Sleep a Lot — on Satin Pillowcases

First of all, the term “beauty sleep” didn’t come from nowhere — sleep is incredibly important for your overall health in the long and short term, and it shows on your face. (Who hasn’t experienced deep, dark circles after a restless night?) You should be getting the recommended eight hours every night, and for an added anti-aging bonus, swap out your cotton pillowcases for satin ones. Your face is pressed against your pillow for multiple hours a day, and satin is much gentler on the skin.

5. Try a PRP Treatment

Finally, to rejuvenate your skin, try a vampire facial! Also known as a blood facial, this popular spa treatment utilizes microneedling to inject platelet-rich plasma (PRP) into the skin to support collagen production. It may sound weird, but it’s a minimally-invasive way to kickstart your body’s natural healing processes and fight the visible effects of aging.

Cross PRP facials off your bucket list today by booking your appointment at Miami Beach Gym’s spa! Still have questions about PRP treatments or our other skin care tips? Feel free to contact our anti-aging experts online or by phone today!