It is never too late to adjust your skincare routine as your skin matures. Think of it as a new exercise routine - with a little dedication, determination, and education, you can break bad habits.
The formula for youthful-looking skin could be as close as your nightstand. This is because using the right skincare products can make a big difference to your complexion and help prevent the signs of aging, such as wrinkles. Here are 5 natural (and doable) anti-aging techniques to practice at home.
1. Protect your skin from the sun
Whether it's spending a day at the beach or running errands, sun protection is crucial. You can protect your skin by seeking shade by covering yourself with sun-protective clothing such as a light, long-sleeved shirt, pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-protective sunglasses, and by wearing broad-spectrum sunscreen.
2. Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet
Studies indicate that eating lots of fresh fruits and vegetables can help prevent damage that leads to premature skin aging. The results of research studies also suggest that a diet that contains a lot of sugar or other refined carbohydrates can accelerate aging.
3. Gently cleanse your face
Rubbing your skin clean can irritate it. Irritating the skin accelerates skin aging. Gentle washing helps remove contamination, makeup, and other substances without irritating the skin. Let’s not forget to add your favorite moisturizer when you finish. The moisturizer traps the water in our skin, giving it a more youthful appearance.
4. Get your beauty sleep
When you're tired, you tend to stress easily and crave junk food, both of which are notorious for fast aging. Not only sleeping 8 hours minimizes this, when you sleep your skin repairs itself and new cells grow to replace the older ones.
5. Facial massages
Take a minute each night to massage your skincare products, which in turn helps lift your facial muscles. Make circular movements with your fingertips in opposite directions on each hand, this encourages elasticity and breaks the tension pattern helping to prevent tissue degeneration.
Even people who already have signs of premature skin aging can benefit from lifestyle changes. By protecting your skin from the sun, you give it a chance to repair some of the damage. Smokers who quit often find that their skin looks healthier.