Make application of retinoids a regular part of your skincare regimen. Retinoids help in unplugging pores, reducing fine lines, boosting production of collagen, clearing up acne, improving skin texture, and in lightening freckles and spots. Buy an OTC gel, serum or cream containing retinol, and start with a small dose on alternate nights.
Cotton absorbs moisture from your hair, makes your hair more tangled while sleeping, and causes significant hair damage and split ends. Instead of sleeping on a cotton pillow cover, switch to a satin or silk case, which will be better for your skin as well as for your hair. Satin and silk are worth the investment for the health of your hair.
People who spend time outdoors without applying sunscreen look older much earlier than those who do, and they tend to have more fine lines, more and deeper wrinkles, and more mottled skin too. Wear a sunscreen with SPF of at least 30, even on cloudy days and re-apply it every 2-3 hours while outdoors.
Conditioner adds moisture to the scalp. The scalp produces oil on its own everyday, and adding extra moisture can give a greasy look to your hair, unless you shampoo your hair everyday. So, apply the conditioner on the bottom ¾ths of your hair only, just giving attention to the ends.
Brush the ends of your hair first to remove tangles and then take the long stokes from the roots of the hair to the ends to prevent hair breakage.
Avoid hot water showers, because it will make your hair and skin dry besides striping protective oils and moisture.
If you are not sure of colouring hair, use a darker, all-natural hair hue to help add the illusion of volume to your hair.
Thin hair of a longer length can be heavy and drag down the hair, which will increase further hair loss and make your hair look even thinner.
Be sure you shower after outdoor activities such as playing sports, hiking, fishing or other activities to prevent sweat-induced breakouts.
Are you over 35, and worried about losing skin elasticity? Follow these tips to avoid effects of aging on your face:Too much of sugary foods degrade your skin’s elastin and collagen, and lead to wrinkles and sagging. So, if you are over 35, cut down on your sugar intake.Stress really makes you look older. Try to stay happy, and laugh a lot.Your skin tends to repair itself during sleep at night. Try to get a good night's sleep every night for at least 8 hours.