Getting a jump-start on the prevention of skin ageing has one too many benefits. After all, taking adequate measures in your early 20s is definitely cheaper and more productive than combating skin ageing conditions once they start to manifest. With that said, let’s take a look at five easy ways you could combat the early appearance of wrinkles and age-spots
1. Use sunscreen – day in and day out
Sun, the number one cause of early skin ageing, can wreak havoc by damaging your skin’s DNA. Even the sunlight that comes through your car’s windows has the potential to increase chances of wrinkles and fine lines. Therefore, if you still haven’t gotten into a habit of using sunscreen, it’s high time you started it! SPF 30 – that’s all you need.
2. Don’t miss product applications on your neck
Remember how older women have a comparatively more saggy skin around their neck? There is less bone structure to support the skin around, and so, your neck has the disadvantage of appearing older with premature folds and fine lines. An excellent preventive measure is to start treating your neck area as the extension of your skin. Whatever cream or lotions you’re applying on your face, make sure that you do the same for your neck too!
3. Pamper your eyes
In an age of laptops and smartphones, the eyes are one body part that have to bear the brunt of early aging the most. Imagine the strain you’re putting on them on a daily basis! Tea bags, cucumber slices and ice cubes are exceptional ways to keep the delicate area around your eyes nourished and hydrated. What’s more, a number of eye creams in the market promise to prevent wrinkles and age spots around the eyes, and so, the sooner you start this practice, the better it is.
4. Never, never sleep with makeup on
As taxing as it may feel to remove makeup properly after a tiring day at work, do not give in to the sweet pleasure of dozing off right away! Your makeup has tons of oils and bacteria that work their way into the skin, thus, damaging the cell structure while you’re asleep. Make it a practice to remove makeup with either baby oil or a good makeup remover, and moisturise your skin and eyes before you go to bed.
5. Consume foods rich in antioxidants
They fight cell damage from the inside! Green veggies, green tea, foods containing Omega-3 fatty acids, nuts, seeds and berries are excellent sources of antioxidants that keep wrinkles and fine lines at bay, thus, maintaining healthier, younger-looking skin for years.