Prevention is always the best option for younger looking skin. Applying the right skincare products for protection and preservation will help prolong the effects of younger, more supple looking skin.
Tips to Look 5 Years Younger Than You Are
Want to look at least 5 years younger? Here are some tips that could be very helpful:
Block the Sun
Sun exposure leads to sagging skin, deeper creases, creating fine lines and wrinkles as well as brown spots. By the time women reach to their 40th birthday, the elastic tissues and collagen in their body have gone through immense damage and thus it is important to take sun protection seriously since an early age. Skin protection should not be treated like a 6-month crash course and must be chosen as a lifestyle option.
It is best to fight against the deadly sunrays through:
- Applying a high-SPF sun screen on daily basis preferably with Helioplex and Mexoryl UVA filters;
- Applying a high-SPF Protective Day Lotion containing vitamins A, C and E along with antioxidant extracts;
- Wearing sunglasses and hats under sun exposure.
Antioxidants work by neutralizing particles in the skin, which are associated with wrinkles and sun damage and can potentially lead to skin cancer. They are also a great way to protect your skin against smoking and pollution. You can expect a well-toned skin with continuous usage of antioxidants.
Include antioxidants in your everyday routine through:
- Adding vitamins C and E, coenzyme Q10, niacinamide, green tea, soy, idebenone and pomegranate in your daily diet.
- Applying face serums and lotions that contain natural antioxidants.
Lack of proper sleep can definitely take away your facial glow and work miles to age your skin before the right time. Fatigue caused by lack of sleep can lead in the production of Cortisol, which is a stress hormone. This hormone can greatly break down collagen present in your skin to make you look elder than your real age. Likewise, the basic processes of your body also get disturbed due to lack of sleep or uneven sleep patterns.
The best way to get good sleep is to maintain a good sleep timetable, which means sleeping and waking at specific timings. If you are bad at self-discipline this could take a little time but you will be able to see a visible change in the way your skin looks after six months of the right sleep routine.
Opt for Light Therapy Treatments
For centuries, light has been used to fight many conditions of the body. Much of the reason behind this has to do with the healthy development of cells that light itself triggers. Phototherapy is a form of light treatment and its ability to promote healthy looking skin is only one great reason to include it as a skincare regime!