While we’re all prone to getting wrinkles especially with age, there are few things you can do now to prevent premature ageing. Even if you’re in your twenties, you shouldn’t be heading out into the sun without a proper SPF for starters.
Abide by the following five rules now, to avoid premature lines and wrinkles from showing up in the not-so-distant future.
Using a serum is one of the best ways to nourish your skin every single day. The best time to apply a serum is right after cleansing and toning, and just before heading to bed.
Not only is almond oil good for the skin on the rest of your body, but it will also help to nourish dry or flaky skin on your face. Apply just a few drops of the product onto cleansed skin, then massage gently into circles on your cheeks, chin and forehead. Almond oil isn’t as greasy as other serums, so it will soak into the skin quite fast and without any hassle.
It goes without saying that a high SPF will save your skin from wrinkles, crows feet, moles, and even long-term skin damage. If you apply makeup on a daily basis, use a foundation with an added SPF. In most cases this will be up to 18, but keep a small bottle of sunscreen in your handbag if you ever feel the need to re-apply throughout the day.
Most sunscreen formulas are now light and come without the thick white flash-back, making them really easy to apply on both the face and body.
Did you know that omega-3 fatty acids are just some of the best ways to clear, and healthy skin? Olive oil, salmon, flaxseed and many fish oil supplements help to keep skin moisturised and are good for your body as well! Try and include just some of these foods into your meals throughout the week for better looking skin.
Oestrogen face cream
Mature skin is more prone to breakage, especially since fine lines and ageing are directly caused by the skin thinning out. Women who are currently experiencing menopause can greatly benefit from oestrogen face creams, since this will help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and skin damage.
Oestrogen creams can also be used for women in their 20’s and 30’s since it helps to increase the levels of hyaluronic acid in the skin. Apply a pea-sized amount of the product onto problem areas such as around the eyes, forehead and mouth by simply dabbing into the skin.
There is no denying that smoking or even second-hand smoke is bad for both the skin and body. The toxic chemicals found in cigarettes decrease the flow of oxygen in the skin, and often emphasise existing dark lines and wrinkles.
If you do suffer from significant damage due to smoking, it’s best to have a solid skincare routine which is based upon regular cleansing, toning, and moisturising which can help improve the quality and texture of your skin.
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