Without the ability to freeze time, we aren’t able to retain our youthful good looks forever. As we get older, we all age, and during the aging process, our skin becomes less elasticated and wrinkles begin to form.
We can’t delay the aging process but what we can do is conform to good habits to make sure our skin doesn’t age ahead of time.
We can achieve younger-looking skin by adhering to the following.
1: Commit to a daily skincare return
When we moisturize and exfoliate every day, we can hydrate our skin, whisk away any dirt, and benefit from younger-looking skin as a consequence of our skincare habits.
There are all kinds of products we can use to look after our skin, from moisturizing lotions to hydrating masks, so shop around and purchase those that are suitable for your skin type. Be sure to avoid products that sting or burn your face as they will irritate your skin and potentially make you look older.
2: Eat a healthy diet
You can stop premature aging by eating the right foods. Plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables in your diet can prevent damage to your skin, especially those that are water-based as they will keep your skin hydrated.
Some foods can actually accelerate the aging process so these should be avoided. Foods that can contain a lot of sugar and carbohydrates are particularly bad for your skin so consider this when you’re doing your weekly shopping.
3: Exercise every day
When we exercise, we improve circulation and boost our immune systems, and this can do our wonders for our skin as well as our overall health.
Of course, there is a downside to exercise and that is sweat, which is naturally produced when we exert our bodies. An excess of sweat can lead to an acne breakout so be sure to wear a sweatband when keeping fit and clean your face with a gentle cleanser (or take a short shower) after you have finished your workout.
4: Wear sunscreen
You don’t need to wear sunscreen on a cold winter’s day of course but when the sun is shining brightly and the temperature is warm, you should wear sunscreen to protect your skin. By doing so, you reduce the risk of sunburn and as a consequence, you will also reduce the effects of sun damage, which can include pigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles!
5: Drink plenty of water
We need to drink water to keep ourselves hydrated. Not only is this important for our overall health but it’s essential for younger-looking skin too. Doctors recommend 6-8 cups of water a day so if you fit these into your schedule, you will hydrate your skin as well as your body, and this will lead to softer, plumper, and more youthful-looking skin.
You can’t slow down time but you can slow down the aging process. From choosing the right skincare products to eating the right foods, you can do much to protect your skin and maintain a youthful-looking appearance. So, follow our suggestions and then kick into touch any bad habits that may cause you to look older than you actually are!