Skin care is the key to reducing ageing skin without surgery. Finding the best serum or the best moisturiser can make a huge difference to the appearance of the skin, helping it to appear much younger. As well as products, there are lifestyle tips that you should also follow that can help you halt signs of ageing in their tracks, here are 27 tips to help your skin look younger.
- Forget using straws
Say no to a straw and you will not only help reduce plastic use but will also help reduce wrinkles around the mouth. Sipping through a straw can cause overuse to facial muscles causing fine lines to appear.
- Remove cigarettes from your life
Much like using a straw, smoking can cause fine lines to appear around the mouth. Not only that but smoking is known to contribute to premature ageing, stained teeth and wrinkles.
- Enrich your diet with antioxidants
Antioxidants such as vitamins B and E are great for the skin. You can find these in fruits and vegetables. Fish and poultry are also great for vitamin B6 and B12, with chickpeas, also being a good source as an alternative for vegetarians.
- Give fermented foods a try
Probiotic foods are great for your gut, which in turn is great for your skin. Try foods such as kimchi, sauerkraut or tempeh.
- Make sure you eat enough protein
Eating enough protein helps keep hunger pangs at bay, which can help you maintain your weight. Weight fluctuations can be really tough on the skin and can cause it to age early.
- Give up sugar
Eating sugar in large amounts not only increases your risk of diabetes but it is also bad for your skin. Try and cut back as much as you can to help your skin look younger.
- Protect your skin from the sun
Ultraviolet rays can really age the skin if it is exposed to them over a long period of time. Wear sunscreen or a moisturiser with SPF to protect your skin.
- Make sure you get enough sleep
Sleep has a rejuvenating effect on the skin. To take full advantage of this, make sure you get your 8 hours a day.
- Drink lots of water
Hydration is essential for youthful looking skin. Make sure you drink around 8 glasses of water a day to maintain your hydration levels.
- Try yoga
The de-stressing effects of yoga can pay dividends on the appearance of your skin. There is a reason why yoga fanatics always look youthful.
- Enjoy regular facials
Facials can really give your complexion a boost, helping you to maintain your youthful looks.
- Examine your makeup
Over time, products that once worked for us cease to flatter us in the same way that they once did.
- Exercise regularly
Exercise encourages blood flow to the skin, giving you a youthful glow.
When we meditate our face relaxes. Relaxing the facial muscles regularly can really slow down the onset of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Try a silk pillowcase
Fight signs of ageing by sleeping on a silky fabric that does not pull the skin into wrinkles as you rest.
- Consider your hair colour
A few lighter strands around the face can really help make you appear younger.
- Relax your jaw
Give yourself a natural facelift effect by using a specially fitted mouthguard to activate the facial muscles. You only need to wear it for a couple of hours a day to have an effect.
- Shape your eyebrows
A defined brow can lift the eye naturally, book yourself an appointment with a professional.
- Always curl eyelashes
This can really work to open up the eye area too.
- Take advantage of blusher
The right shade, in the right place, will instantly make you appear younger and fresher.
- A new haircut
There is nothing like a new hairstyle to instantly make you feel better and look younger. Consider a fringe if you would like to hide those lines on the forehead.
- Make yourself happy
Spend time doing things you love, smiling has a much better effect on skin than frowning.
- Cut back on alcohol
Alcohol has an inflammatory effect on the skin that can cause premature ageing.
- Massage your face regularly
It’s relaxing and can improve blood flow to your skin reducing the effects of ageing.
- Facial acupuncture
It sounds scary, but facial acupuncture can have wondrous effects on the appearance of skin.