The Three ‘S’ Anti-Aging Secrets
Dr. Anna’s tells all of her patients: if you live well, you’ll look well.
What does this mean? It means living a healthy and balanced lifestyle filled with purpose. And it starts with getting more of three little things that begin with the letter ‘S’: sleep, sunscreen, and sex.
Let’s break it down for you:
Your body and skin go to work when you’re sleeping to replenish nutrients and restore energy. The medical research on sleep is varied, with the majority of reports stating adults need between 7 and 9 hours daily. It’s not the amount of sleep that is important, says Dr. Anna, but the quality. To improve your sleep hygiene, aim for a consistent routine—falling asleep and arising at roughly the same times every day. Additionally, turn off your digital devices an hour before your bedtime, and if possible, only use your bedroom as a place for shuteye.
A good, non-toxic sunscreen prevents premature aging, lowers skin cancer risks, and prevents blotchiness and discoloration on the face. Even on downcast summer days, apply sunscreen liberally on your face, neck, and chest (don’t forget your hands!). Reapply every 2-3 hours, especially if you’re in and out of water. Dr. Anna’s new Cream SPF 50+ and Stick SPF 70+ are now available.
A new study has found that having sex just once a week slows the aging process in women. Being sexually active lengths a woman’s telomeres that naturally break down during the aging process, assisted by poor diet and high alcohol use. Sex also relieves stress, boosts immune systems, balances out hormones and gives you that undeniable post-coital glow. Best of all—you’re never too old, large or uncoordinated to give it a go!
Dr. Anna believes that cosmetic treatments are just one part of your journey to self-care.
Talk with Dr. Anna about your lifestyle, goals, and needs in a complimentary consultation. Call 250 590 0883 or book online for a complimentary consultation.