Simple Tips to Slow Down Ageing

Ageing skin happens to use all, for some it comes quicker than others, however there is a few things that you can do to help slow down the ageing process

1. Avoid the sun.

The most important thing you can do to prevent aging is to avoiding excess sun exposure. Ultraviolet light breaks down the elastin and collagen in your skin, causing brown discoloration, thinning of the skin, and ultimately wrinkles. You should Wear an SPF 30 or higher on your face and hands every day.

2. Stop smoking.

Smoking deprives your skin of oxygen, releases damaging oxidizing free radicals and causes wrinkles, dullness, and sallowness. It is a sure contributor to aging. If you are a smoker then maybe a good New Years Resolution would be to stop.

3. Cut back on alcohol.

Drinking alcohol causes dehydration and can lead to damage of your skin over time. It can lead to red blood vessels on your face that quickly age you. Although it is hard during the upcoming party season, try to limit your alcohol intake, and increase your water intake.  Keep yourself and your skin hydrated.

4. Moisturise.

Your skin is under constant assault from the elements — wind rain, humidity, hot, dry weather and arctic air all damage your skin leading to wrinkles and dullness. Apply a facial moisturiser every day to protect your skin.

5. Control your stress.

Chronically elevated levels of the stress hormone cortisol can damage your organs including your skin. Take time for yourself to be able to de stress.

6. Sleep on your back.

Sleeping on your face or on your side causes wrinkles overnight. The weight of your head on your pillow can also limit the blood flow, depriving your skin of blood and oxygen overnight. Night after night this can lead to permanent wrinkles. So in bed tonight try to sleep on your back.

7. Wear make-up appropriately.

Wearing too much makeup can actually harm your skin by clogging pores and causing excess dryness. Thick foundations and shimmery makeup make you look much older especially if it cracks or settles into existing fine lines and wrinkles. As you age, a lighter touch and natural shades are most flattering. why not pop into a make up counter and ask for some advice on which make up would be best for you.  As you get older, a good Tinted Moisturiser is always a good place to start. 

8. Stop squinting.

Whether you’re squinting to avoid the sun or to see your computer monitor, repeatedly contracting your eye muscles will cause permanent wrinkles over time. There is a reason celebrity's wear sun glasses all year round, to protect from the sun and squinting when those cameras are flashing!