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It’s always said that prevention is better than cure. So when it comes to our skin, we want to prevent the signs of aging as best as we can and that’s all about how we go about looking after our skin. So whether you’re twenty, fifty or seventy here’s a few ways to keep age and bay, or even rewind the clock to your youth.
Everyone wants to look and feel younger. Proper skin care is a great way to achieve this. You do not have to spend a lot of money on a good skincare regimen.
Water is an essential requirement to help the body function as it should. This includes the removal of waste and toxins from the body. You want to make sure that you’re drinking plenty of water each day to help your skin’s cells retain as much hydration as possible. When your skin is well hydrated, it appears plumper and glows which all contributes to the youth factor of the skin. It also helps reduce the signs of aging such as wrinkles under eyes, fine lines, and dark circles.
You should try and drink 1.5 liters a day and more if you’ve been exercising. You lose a lot of water throughout the day, so it’s important you replace it.
It gets more difficult to stay active as you get older but it becomes just as important to keep the body active. Without it, the body becomes rusty and performs a lot poorer. Regular exercise can maintain the body’s functionality and even rewind the clock. Exercising can also reduce stress and help flush out bad toxins, which are both the common causes of breakouts in the skin. Getting the blood pumping is always important no matter what age, so you should be doing some form of activity at least once a week.
As humans, we all crave social interaction. Whether that’s with just the one person or being surrounded by a room full of people. And it’s only natural to feel that, so when we don’t have it, a lot of the time we turn in on ourselves and that can really wreak havoc on our skin. Our emotions may be all over the place and the unhappiness can affect our daily routine of taking care of yourself. So get out there and socialize with others, regardless of which way you do it, whether that’s joining a reading group or going to a bar with friends.
Cut Out Bad Habits
Bad habits tend to mean trouble for your skin and it’s because these habits affect the skin’s performance. This can be smoking, drinking alcohol or eating unhealthily. It’s important to cut out these bad habits because the longer you let them affect the body, the more damage it will have on the body overall eventually. Cutting out a bad habit is a lot harder than done but the first steps are to identify the triggers for the habits and try and remove them from your life if possible. You can then find a substitution for the habit that is a lot less harmful to the body before you eventually cut it out completely.
The effects of smoking or drinking alcohol can really have a dramatic effect on the skin, so, the sooner you take control, the better.
The sun may not be out, but it might be behind the clouds and those harmful UV rays can be permanent damage to the skin if not defended properly. A lot of us will often go without sunscreen when we’re on holiday or just at home if we don’t deem it to be warm enough. However, it doesn’t matter how warm it is because regardless if the sun is out, then it means those UV rays are around to penetrate the skin. You should be wearing a sunscreen with an SPF of around 10-15 every day. This can be worn under makeup or mixed up with the morning’s skincare regime. Whichever way you get it in, you should be wearing it. The damage will be harder to remove once it’s there.
Rest Your Body
Rest is an important factor when it comes to having healthy and youthful sleep. Our bodies need time to recover and repair itself so it’s essential that you get a healthy dose of sleep per night (eight hours to be precise).
Keeping age at bay is important no matter what the age, so follow this advice to help you rewind or pause the clock.