Aging is an inevitable reality that keeps a lot of people awake at night. It is not uncommon to want to look youthful, and wrinkled skin does not help this at all. Although it seems hard to believe, skin aging is preventable. However, you have to make an effort to reap the results.
In this guide, we have a few smart tips for you to follow regularly and either delay or stop your skin from aging. While you can’t turn back the clock, it is a good idea to pause it! So without further ado, here are the tips to follow regularly.
You Have to Ditch Mr. Sun
Yes, you heard it right. You’ll be surprised to hear that about 90% of your skin aging is happening just because you are sun-kissed. But as much as we want to avoid skin wrinkles, we adore our tans as well. How can you have both at the same time? You have to avoid the sun because it is non-negotiable if you want to avoid wrinkles and other problems associated with skin aging. For tanned skin, you can always get a tan spray, and voila, problem solved. You should be in the habit of regularly using sunscreen, even if all you have to do is walk outside to mow the lawn.
Keep it Moist to Keep it Happy
Your skin loves moisture and if you want to keep your skin healthy and youthful, give it what it wants. Ensure that you have a good quality moisturizer in your bag all the time and keep using it frequently. Do not let your skin go dry at all. Look for moisturizers that have AHAs (alpha-hydroxy acids) and ceramides; they help your skin stay soft and healthy.
It’s also a good idea to stay away from products that cause irritation to your skin or that have fragrances. Anything harsh on your skin would lead to further damage and dryness. Also, do not forget to keep yourself hydrated as much as possible because water is the critical nourisher and moisturizer for your skin. It also protects and prevents dry and flaky skin. So drink up!
Are You Sneaking Around Carbs and Sugar?
You should keep your sugar and carb intake low. This is not only healthy for your overall health, but it also keeps body and skin inflammation under check. A high carb and sugar intake raise your blood sugar levels, and your body will have a spike in insulin (this is the culprit causing quite a lot of inflammation all around your body and skin).
Give Your Skin a Lift
If you are too overwhelmed by all the damage that is happening to your skin, it is not a bad idea to think about cosmetic treatments. For instance, if you feel that your skin is sagging, you can consider a non invasive skin lifting treatment to get rid of the concerning situation quickly.
Are You Burning the Night Oil?
If you are in the habit of skipping on your sleep, it will cause the dreaded skin damage in the long run. You have to get good quality sleep each night for no less than six hours and up to eight hours. To establish a good sleep routine, try being consistent with the bedtime and wake-up time.
Say No to Smoking
Smoking isn’t just bad for your heart or lungs; it also damages your skin significantly. People who smoke are more prone to having wrinkles earlier than most. For those who are smokers, the blood vessels present in the skin start to constrict. If such vessel constriction keeps happening, over time, it leads to the destruction of elastic fibers and collagen required for your skin to look healthy and youthful. The obvious solution to this problem is to quit smoking.
Say ‘Yay’ to Those Good Fats
Good fats are a feast for your body, so embrace them with an open heart and a big smile. It is essential for the health of your skin and overall body to eat a healthy diet. You may be wondering that oil or fats should not be a part of a healthy diet. However, it is not so. Because good fats are an essential component of a balanced diet, you may consume those fats from avocado or nuts, or olive oil. Fruits and vegetables that are rich in antioxidants would also be a great addition to your diet.
The above-listed tips are not magic. You will not see any results if you only follow them for a week or so. The journey to enjoying youthful and healthy skin requires persistence and consistency. You have to adopt these habits and follow them through regularly.