Age Less, Look Great
Ageing and wrinkles may well be women’s two worst enemies. Although there is little one can do to prevent these tell-tale signs of ageing, there are surely ways to delay their appearance. Skin begins the ageing process almost from the moment you’re born, so if you want to control ageing and wrinkles, start early!
5 Simple Steps to Prevent Ageing and Wrinkles
However much we take care of our skin, the dreary 30’s bring with it the unmistakable signs of ageing – wrinkles, laugh lines, creases on the forehead, and crow’s feet below the eyes. For some of us blessed with better skin, it will come later than the others, but there is almost no way we can prevent our age from showing on our faces. Skin becomes less elastic with age, and the earth’s gravitational pull duly plays its role in making these factors show on the body. These simple rules help minimise or delay ageing of skin:
1. Stay protected from the sun!
The sun is one of the most important factors that clock the ageing process of skin. A good sunscreen does not only slow down the process of wrinkling but also protects your skin from the UV rays of the sun that causes skin cancer. Make sure you get one with higher SPF (Sun Protection Factor) value. If you can, try to avoid going out between 10 o’clock in the morning and 2 o’clock in the afternoon, since this is when the sun’s rays are the strongest.
2. Use a good (natural) moisturiser!
One of the biggest factors for wrinkling is the loss of moisture from the skin. An effective moisturiser will penetrate into your skin and lock its natural moisture.
3. Quit smoking!
Studies have found that smoking is almost directly proportional with getting premature wrinkles. This is not only because of nicotine’s damage to health but also because of the facial actions required for the act of smoking. Puffing a cigarette gives you vertical lines around your mouth, and squinting to avoid the smoke from getting into your eyes will almost certainly give you excessive crow’s feet.
4. Modify your sleeping posture!
The ideal position to sleep is on your back. If you sleep on your side or on your stomach, your face is pressed against the pillow for hours. This may result in the natural contour of your face being disturbed.
5. Modify your facial expressions!
Frowning deepens the wrinkles around your face. So smile more.
These few simple steps will help you preserve your youthfulness much longer than your friends. Try them, and be surprised with the changes.