Nowadays, age is nothing but a number. We are living longer and have more tools available to make us look younger. It’s a tale as old as time that as we age, our skin also ages but often more quickly than our biological clock, due to sun damage or not taking care of it properly. In fact one of the best and least utilised tool, is good skincare.
If you feel 30 inside but are looking closer to 60 on the outside, try and incorporate the following tips for younger looking skin.
1. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
Definitely the easiest and cheapest method to younger looking skin is drinking water. Water makes up 65% of your body, so only drinking a few cups a day is going to have a detrimental impact on your health and your skin. Dehydrated skin lacks elasticity, emphasising wrinkles and fine lines, thus making you look older and more weathered.
Staying hydrated helps your skin to flush out impurities and water promotes healthy blood flow particularly to the skin on the face. Moist skin looks firmer, plumper and ultimately younger. So aim for at least 10 glasses of water a day, add more if you are exercising or consuming foods with a higher salt content.
2. Eat more of the good stuff
It sounds like the obvious answer but seriously, when you eat vitamins and minerals your body has more to work with. Bland food equates to a bland appearance. Colorful, vibrant, nutritious foods equate to a youthful, glowing, vibrant appearance.
Omega-3 fatty acids found in salmon, nuts, avocados and extra virgin olive oil are also remarkable skin aids. They act as the essential building blocks of the skin’s surface layers, creating a smoother, more even, younger and healthier looking complexion.
Eating a diet rich in nutrients and omegas will deliver the necessary antioxidants for anti-aging as well as improving skin texture and calming irritation.
3. Wear sunscreen daily
Ask any older lady with great skin how they achieved it. 90% of the time, the answer is going to be: wear sunscreen. Seriously, the sun damages the skin irreparably, causing premature ageing and in severe cases, cancer.
4. Moisturise always
Using a good moisturiser will hydrate skin and protect it in the face of environmental damage like harsh cleansers and cold, dry weather. Moisturisers are critical in helping to give your skin a smoother appearance, to plump fine lines and and make wrinkles appear less noticeable. A good moisturiser will also help to get rid of a dry, uneven skin texture which will leave skin glowing and renewed.
5. A good skincare routine
I’ve saved the best until last. A good skincare routine is paramount in helping your skin look younger. Using a restorative skin serum, a moisturizer with peptides and an eye serum for example will step your skincare game up a few notches. It’s all very well to wash and moisturize your face daily, but what products are you using? Are they stimulating collagen and hyaluronic acid production? Are they adding essential nutrients to the skin? Skincare has stepped its game up and your skin will be thanking you for it.
Try the Beauty of Action Eternal Youth Package that includes all the aforementioned serums, a moisturiser and so much more. Implementing these products into a daily skincare routine combined with the other steps, will leave you looking more youthful and glowing than botox. So when people ask your age, you can keep them guessing.