Will You Age Like Your Mother?
Most women have, at some point, looked at their mother’s face and wondered whether they will age similarly to her. We know that both genetic and environmental factors contribute to how we age, but which factors have more influence? It turns out that environmental factors, such as UV rays, smoking, stress, and pollutants, cause more skin damage than we previously thought.
Genetics & Environment
New studies show that the interaction of environmental factors with genetics may have the greatest effect on the aging process; certain genes that become active later in life are partly responsible for signs of aging, and these genes can be activated early on by environmental factors. Our genetics may determine where wrinkles and spots will form, but external factors determine how drastic these signs of aging are and how soon they appear. Although we can’t control our genetic predispositions (at least not yet), we can protect our skin from some of the harmful external factors that affect our genetic pathways and take a toll on our skin.
Protect Skin With Good Habits
Practicing these good habits will help our bodies stay healthy and inhibit the development of signs of aging:
Wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher every day
Eat fruits, vegetables, and other antioxidant-rich foods
Maintain a stable weight
Reduce your stress
Follow a healthy skincare regimen
If you or your mother are already experiencing signs of aging, Dr. Kimberly Henry is here to help achieve a rejuvenated appearance. Dr. Henry is highly experienced in performing eyelid lift surgery, facelift surgery, forehead lift surgery, and injectable fillers to provide her patients with a more youthful face free of fine lines, wrinkles, and hollows.
To schedule your consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kimberly Henry, please call (415) 924-1313 or fill out our online contact form today!