Pollution, technology and the stress of modern lifestyle have started showing its effects on our skin. Premature ageing of skin is now a stressing issue and we need to address that concern.
But how exactly can we cheat time and environment to ace in the ageing game?
Proper routine, healthy choices and a smiling face can help us to kick out those dark circles, early wrinkles and fine lines.
Look beyond the basics
Okay, so we all follow a general skin care routine. But, to stop our skin from sagging, we might want to include extra products in our skin kitty. If you are 28 and above, use a collagen induced serum and if not, then go for the good old trusted hydrating serum. Follow a simple but effective moisturizing, toning and exfoliating routine.
The harmful UVA and UVB rays damage skin cells and steal our glow away. Investing in a sunscreen and using it daily goes a long way to protect our skin from ageing. Tanning, whether naturally or artificially, also aids in premature skin ageing. We can however apply masks that helps to clear out stubborn tan.
Waking up early and hitting the gym is as hard as it can get, but it also has its rewards. Exercising helps to improve circulation and boost the immune system. Going outdoors and practicing swimming, cycling or jogging replete our oxygen supply that invariably makes our skin look younger.
Healthy diet ꓿ Wealthy skin
It is important to have a healthy diet, not just for our body, but also for our skin. Choose healthy food like whole grains, nuts, beans, lentils, green tea, and coconut milk. Avoid intake of sugar, processed meat and carbohydrates and dairy products. Make sure to gulp of water every day.
No smoking and drinking
Smoking speeds up ageing while causing wrinkles and a dull complexion while alcohol makes our skin dry, dehydrated and rough.
No gadgets allowed
Blue light from smart phones, laptops or television screens promotes dullness in skin and cause cell damage, skin color changes, inflammation and weakening of skin’s surface. To know more about the damaging effects of blue light on our skin, click here.
Wakey Wakey Eyes!
Makeup may hide puffiness and dark circles, but they are a solution not a cure. To perk up your dreary eyes, apply cucumber slice or chilled tea bags around swollen eye lids. You can also use an eye cream or eye mask that will liven up your sleepy eyes. Check out our blog on how to get dewy eyes.
Water, water everywhere!
Before you go to sleep, moisturize your skin with a hydrating mask or hydrating serum. Overnight absorption of water, helps skin cells to revive its natural plump state. Staying hydrated and in-taking anti ageing vitamins are the most effective solution.
After a taxing day, try to unwind yourself by reading a book or talking to friends. Do not take too much stress and have a positive attitude on life. Pamper yourself by taking a vacation or having a long spa day.
Lost in Zzz land!
It is very important to sleep properly every day. It is healthy for mind, body and skin. Sleep at least eight hours a day and wake up feeling fresh.
So, there you go with all the anti-ageing tips, make sure to try them to pause your skin’s race against time.