Many people’s lives are filled with numerous stressors. From simple things like watching the news to social media, and even workplace stress, it feels impossible to go through a single day without something getting under your skin. Recent research also mentioned that unending stress can weaken your immune system, leaving you vulnerable to skin diseases and infections. Unfortunately, these diseases can damage your complexion or worsen existing skin issues. Indeed ageing is inescapable, but what if you could slow down the process to stay looking young for much longer? Here are a few tips to keep in mind.
Get more sleep
Keeping a youthful look can be as straightforward as getting enough rest. The body is designed to release hormones that renew and turnover cells while you sleep. Therefore, bedtime is a perfect opportunity for natural skin restoration and rejuvenation. Age-defying skincare ingredients such as beta hydroxy acid and retinoids are excellent wrinkle removers and exfoliants that can be applied to your skin before you sleep each evening. But remember that these ingredients also increase sunlight sensitivity, so pay more attention to sunscreen. Likewise, consider switching to a satin pillowcase as turning and tossing on rough fabrics like cotton can break down skin collagen, leading to wrinkles formation.
Take care of your face
There is no excuse for not cleaning your face before retiring to bed. Makeup or not, don’t skip cleaning your face before bed. As mentioned, the body and skin undergo a restoration and repair process where fresh skin cells are produced. Makeup, dirt or substance on your face can seal the pores and prevent the body from freely generating new cells. To give your face a more youthful glow, try facial exercises that encourage bloodflow to your face. Additionally, if you feel that any of your facial features brings down your confidence, there are countless non-surgical options to try. For example, if you notice that your cheeks are slightly sunken or much less plump than they used to be, you can consider using cheek fillers which provide you with more facial definition to achieve a youthful, brighter look.
Limit your exposure to the sun
The sun may not be the only element that affects your skin appearance, yet it plays a significant role. Researchers attribute 90% of skin damaging or ageing signs to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. These rays reduce your skin’s elastin, leading to a dull or saggy look, uneven skin tone, wrinkles and age spots. It is useful to always wear sunscreen to shield your skin. Ensure the sunscreen has at least 30 SPF rating to protect against UVB and UVA. Don’t forget to wear sunscreen daily whether the sun is out or not. You may also reapply the sunscreen a few times daily for the highest protection.
Create an effective skincare routine
Being proactive with your skincare is better than attempting to restore it after harm has been done. Establish a routine to take care of your skin. While you may use gentle exfoliants and cleansers, finding proper treatment for your specific skin type is essential. Daily moisturising can help keep your skin in top shape and keep you looking youthful. Additionally, staying physically active can improve blood flow, meaning more oxygen in your bloodstream and eliminating body waste. Keeping an active lifestyle is ultimately great for your skin cells and overall physical health.