You can never start too early to prevent your skin from showing signs of ageing. What you need is the right skincare and lifestyle tips to send them packing. Here are some tips to help you save face.
Pack Your Moisturizer
No matter what moisturizer you use, anything that will soften your skin will go the distance to giving you supple skin that is less likely to show wrinkles. However, there are some ingredients that will make your skin even softer, such as shea butter and glycerin, so look for these on moisturizer ingredient lists. They not only keep your skin hydrated but they make it easier for your skin to move. When skin is dry, repetitive motions such as frowns make more of a lasting impression. When skin is smooth and plump, on the other hand, these movements make less of an impact. Lather on the moisturizer!
Add a Retinol to Your Night Routine
You should start using a night cream that’s packed with Retinol to boost your skin’s defense against wrinkles. Derived from Vitamin A, Retinol helps your skin cells regenerate and boosts collagen so that your skin looks firm and young. Use it at night because your skin renews itself while you sleep. Beauty sleep never looked this good!
Fade That Tan
If you like being in the sun and enjoy achieving a tan, you should switch to a spray tan instead because a suntan is a sign of skin damage. While you’re enjoying the way your skin takes on a warmer glow, your skin is absorbing the UV rays that can speed up ageing. The sun stimulates the skin’s melanin production, which results in discoloration. It also breaks down collagen, leading to sagging, wrinkly skin. Skip spending lots of time outdoors to look after your skin.
Choose Gentle Products
Does your skin burn after you apply a skincare product to it? This is a sign that you are irritating your skin. Products containing chemicals should be avoided, especially if your skin is sensitive. When skin becomes red or irritated, it can look older. The second a product starts to irritate your skin, stop using it. Keep in mind that gentle skin care also refers to how you use your products. Don’t scrub or rub too much when applying them to your face. Be gentle and your skin will look beautiful and healthy.
Quit the Aging Lifestyle Habits
Besides for decreasing your exposure to the sun, you should quit some negative lifestyle habits such as smoking, lack of sleep, and a high sugar intake.
- Smoking boosts your skin’s ageing process by contracting blood vessels, so that less oxygen can reach your skin. This is what leads to wrinkles. Cigarettes also bring free radicals into your body, which are to blame for damage to skin cells.
- Not getting enough sleep is problematic for skin because your skin needs those hours every night to heal itself. Your body hydrates itself while you sleep, which is why an imbalance of water can result in puffy, dark under-eyes, and dryness. While you sleep, your body also experiences a boost of growth hormones that repair your skin’s cells. If you don’t sleep, this process can’t happen which is why your skin can reveal signs of ageing. Lack of sleep also increases the stress hormone in the body, which causes inflammation such as acne because it stimulates the skin’s oil production.
- Try to cut back on your sugar intake. Sugar is linked to ageing skin because it binds to fats and proteins in your body, and stiffens them in a process known as glycation. Collagen and elastin are two proteins that are most susceptible to the damage caused by glycation and you need these for youthful skin, so bear this in mind before popping sugar into your tea.
Having youthful skin is a balance between a healthy lifestyle and proper skincare. Follow the above advice to unveil younger, more gorgeous skin without requiring invasive skin treatments.