With time we must age, but is it really necessary to look like you’ve aged! Try these hacks for looking younger and maintaining younger skin.
Keep your Skin Hydrated
As we age, our skin’s sebum production goes down and the skin becomes drier. This is why wrinkling occurs. It is a known fact that oily skin develops wrinkles much later than dry skin. So it is necessary to moisturise your skin with a good moisturiser which can help maintain the skin’s moisture balance. The number one mistake we make is not moisturizing our skin well on time. Dry skin is known to have lower penetration so if your skin is not well moisturised it will not absorb the skincare products you are using. Use a face mist before applying your serum, this helps it penetrate further. I highly recommend Olay Total Effects 7 in 1 Anti Aging Skin Cream for all types of skin.
Protect it from the Sun
The sun is known to be leading cause of wrinkles, excessive exposure to UVA rays causes wrinkles and sun spots which make you look older. This can also lead to hyperpigmentation, so wear that sunscreen before you step out into the sun. My recommendation is Glenmark La Shield Sunscreen Gel SPF 40.
Exfoliate once a week
There are basically two types of exfoliants chemical(AHAs and BHAs) and physical, both these methods are effective at sloughing off the top layer of dead skin hence giving your new skin cells a chance to reveal themselves and give your skin a fresh young look. This removal of dead cells also helps any products you use penetrate better and be absorbed, again, helping give you a glow. When buying a scrub product make sure it is gentle and avoid scrubs that have silicone beads, since these can damage your skin. Try my personal favourite Biotique Bio Papaya Revitalizing Tan-Removal Scrub for All Skin Types.
Facial Yoga and Massaging
Just like exercise for your body, facial yoga can help prevent wrinkles by keeping the skin on your face tight and toned. The same effect is observed from massaging. So exercise your face and get regular facials to prevent your face from sagging.
The key to preventing wrinkles is hydration and your skin should always be hydrated. But with the increase in environmental pollution, there is increased dryness in the skin which means you need stronger products to combat it. Overnight hydrating masks or sleeping masks are great since they provide deep moisturisation all night long help all the super powered ingredients seep into your skin giving it that extra bright glow. I highly recommend Laneige Water Sleeping Pack.
Take off your makeup before bed
This is an obvious one if you want to maintain good healthy skin its all about the hygiene. The makeup on your face if left on for too long seeps into your skin and causes the collagen and elastin to break down which gives you pesky fine lines and wrinkles. Use a good quality makeup remover or try the oil cleanse method.
Relax and Stay Happy
Stress takes a toll on not just your face but your entire body. Having a healthy body gives you an overall healthy glow that hides all the signs of aging. So be happy, practice some yoga and meditation and glow!