While we can’t slow down the hands of time, to an extent, we do actually have a say in how our skin ages. What we do on a daily basis has a pretty big effect on the wrinkles, age spots, and other signs of aging that appear on our skin, so the sooner we start taking preventative measures, the more youthful it’s possible for our skin to look. Ready to help your skin age more beautifully? Check out the following skincare tips that are easy to implement into your routine on a daily basis.
It’s great if you already moisturize your face on a daily basis, but what about the rest of your body? The skin on your body needs a little extra TLC too. Not only can it help make your skin look more youthful and revitalized, but when you start moisturizing on a daily basis, you may be surprised just how much softer and smoother it even feels.
Admit it, how many times have you seen a pimple on your face and you picked at it? This habit won’t do much for helping to make your skin look younger. You could cause a whole host of issues ranging from redness and an infection to dark scars and even more pimples. It’s not easy, but it’s a must to stop picking at your face.
Get Your Sleep … The Right Way
Yes, there is indeed a right way to sleep that could help you keep your skin looking as young as possible, but the first thing you need to do is get enough sleep in the first place. As an adult, you’re supposed to be getting about 7 to 9 hours per night, and not getting enough sleep could lead to everything from premature skin aging to dark circles under the eyes. Additionally, you should also avoid sleeping on your face as the pressure of the pillow repeatedly smashing into your skin could cause wrinkles. If possible, sleep on your back. Lastly, take off your makeup before bed. It’s probably the last thing you want to do when you’ve had a long day and your bed is beckoning, but sleeping in your makeup is not going to do anything good for your skin or for helping it to look younger.
Are you one of the many who only wears sunscreen in the summer? With this habit, you may actually be encouraging skin aging. The sun is a major cause of premature skin aging, so when you’re not wearing sunscreen, your skin is taking the full brunt of the UV rays. Make sure you apply sunscreen before you leave the house, then make it a habit of reapplying it every couple of hours. Ideally, the package should state that it’s broad spectrum and have an SPF of 30+. Don’t forget the spots that many tend to miss such as the hands and feet as well as the neck and ears.
Keep in mind that if you’ve been doing the opposite of the aforementioned tips, don’t worry. It’s never too late to start making positive changes for your skin. Practice excellent skincare techniques and you’ll likely have people asking you what you’ve been doing differently to your skin lately because of how much more radiant and youthful it looks.