We’re all getting a little older each day. It is what it is. There’s nothing we can do about it. It’s completely out of our control.
Or is it?
While we can’t stop the aging process, there are things we can do to slow it down.
Today we’re going to talk about the things we can do today to prevent wrinkles tomorrow.
- Stay hydrated
As we age, our skin loses its ability to keep moisture, so it’s so very important we put it right back by drinking those 8 glasses of water a day you keep hearing about.
Think you already drink enough? If you ever find yourself feeling thirsty, you’re not. By then you’ve already become dehydrated.
2. Don’t Pull
Our skin becomes loose and begins to sag as we get older. This means we need to treat our skin with kid gloves; by using a gentle approach when washing or drying our face. We can easily do just that by gently wiping our face clean in a circular motion rather than scrubbing and pulling the skin downward.
3. Rest a little easier
Another way to treat our skin gently is to take note how we sleep at night. Sleeping on your back is best for your skin because you’re not laying on it.
But, if you’re at all like me; a die hard side sleeper, all isn’t lost. Laying on a silky pillowcase is the next best thing.
4. Fight no matter what
The biggest reason our skin ages so quickly is it’s exposure to pollution and free radicals in the environment. You can protect your skin by using skincare products that fight them. Here’s where it really pays to read ingredient labels!
Be sure your products contain a combination of anti-oxidants such as these:
- Green Tea Extract
- Coenzyme (CoQ10)
- Acai Oil
- Hyaluronic Acid
- Alpha-hydroxy Acid
5. Use this every day
You probably already guessed sunscreen made the list. But, did you know sunscreen isn’t enough?
It’s not that you use it, it’s more how you use it that counts. Your sunscreen is most effective when:
- it isn’t older than 1 year
- you use the highest spf available
- you reapply every 15 minutes when out in the sun for long periods of time
- you reapply after getting out of the pool, lake or ocean
- your product contains sun block which unlike sunscreen alone protects from both UVA and UVB rays
What do you do specifically to fight aging skin? Share your comments below.