Unfortunately, ageing is a process we all must go through, and as our age increases in number, it’s natural to start to look older with each year that passes. While this is simply part and parcel of life that we simply must accept, there are certain ways you can prevent the ageing process as much as possible. There’s never an early enough time to put strategies in place to maintain your youthful looks, so we recommend you start right now.
Regardless of how old you may be, the 5 tips below should come in useful in helping you stay looking younger for longer.
1. Stay out of the sun
Although many of us love to relax in the blazing sun to catch a great tan, this is a real no-no if you’re hoping to look after your skin for the long-term. According to experts, damage from the sun’s ultraviolet rays is responsible for 80% of the visible signs of ageing – so you may want to think twice next time you have the option of sitting in the shade or direct sunlight.
UV rays interfere with the skin’s elastin, which is the tissue that keeps the skin supple and youthful. Once the elastin starts to break down, sagging, age spots and deep wrinkles may appear. If you simply can’t resist getting your share of vitamin D, you must wear a high factor sun cream with at least a 30 SPF rating.
You may not be one for going under the knife to correct the signs of ageing, but have you ever considered natural fillers by Dr Liesel Holler? Botox and fillers can be used to treat lines and wrinkles such as frown lines, crow’s feet and lip lines to create a fuller and more youthful appearance. The non-invasive procedure briefly freezes the facial muscles to reduce the current signs of ageing and prevent new line formulating, by increasing the skin’s elasticity.
3. Drink plenty of water Drinking large quantities of water is a great natural way of keeping the skin looking youthful. It’s recommended that you drink at least 6-8 glasses during the day to keep the skin supple and hydrated. Studies have shown that dehydration is one of the leading factors of deep lines and wrinkles in the skin as it dries out, so always make sure you drink plenty to help retain its
suppleness and elasticity.
- Exercise Studies have shown that regular exercise has a direct link in preventing both the physical and visual signs of ageing. Not only can it help you to lose weight, but it also builds bones, strengthens muscles, boosts mood and improves memory function.
High-intensity workouts could delay ageing by almost an entire decade. In terms of the skin, exercise raises blood flow which moves oxygen and nutrients around the body, to achieve a more youthful appearance.
5. Cut down on caffeine and alcohol
Alcohol and caffeine should be consumed in moderation as they have a negative impact on ageing. Both substances dehydrate the body, as well as reducing stored nutrients which are essential for our overall health and wellbeing.
Your consumption of alcohol, in particular, should be closely monitored, especially if you’re a regular drinker, as it can cause spidery veins and a flushed appearance in the face; both of which are notable signs of ageing.