Growing old is a fact of life. However, we all want our skin to look youthful for as long as possible. We’ve put together some of the best tips to help minimise the effects of ageing on your skin.
1. Slather on suncream
By now you are likely aware of how vital wearing SPF is, and most of us tend to use suncream when on holiday or in the summer. This isn’t enough, sun damage can occur all year round. You need to be applying it under your makeup daily to ensure that you are protected! Even if it doesn’t look sunny outside, harmful rays can still get through and damage your skin.
2. Increase your sleep
They call it beauty sleep for a reason. It’s imperative to try to get the recommended eight hours a night, as this is when your skin will have the most chance to rejuvenate.
To get a better nights rest, try to avoid caffeine after 3 pm and have a digital detox a few hours before bed. This will also help you feel less tired in the morning. Your skin will feel better for it! In fact, there isn’t a part of your body that doesn’t benefit from getting a good nights rest.
3. Hands away from your eyes
Every time you apply product around your eyes, you are at risk of breaking the very delicate blood vessels. This can cause the skin to darken and become dull. It’s important not to use a general moisturiser on this area because of how sensitive it is. Look for a specific eye cream instead with anti-ageing properties.
4. Neck and hands
Aside from your face, these areas are most likely to show signs of ageing. You need to use the same daily maintenance as you use on your face. Get into the habit of using a suncream every morning, invest in a good quality hand cream and use retinol every evening.
You’ve heard this before, but it’s imperative to drink at least eight glasses of water per day. Keeping hydrated improves tone, texture, moisture levels and even the radiance of your skin.
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