There is so much pressure to look young nowadays that it is difficult to know when to start using anti-aging products. Scarlett Johnson has admitted to starting hers by the age of 20 while a recent survey found that the average age that women started using anti-aging products was 29. However, just how old should you be before start you start worrying about wrinkles and aging?
It is never too early to start looking after your skin. However, it is important to use the right products as skincare designed for women in their 50s isn’t going to be right for someone in their 20s. That said there are a number of things you can do to ensure that your skin looks its best for years to come.
Don’t forget the SPF and ditch the sunbeds
Two of the biggest causes of skin aging are UVA and UVB rays. UVB rays are what causes sunburn and changes to DNA while UVA rays penetrate the skin and help cause free-radicals which not only damage the DNA but also damage the structure of the skin. This also affects the production of collagen in your skin so it can appear thicker and more wrinkled.
Therefore, avoid sunbeds at all costs and make sure that you wear products with an SPF in them to keep your skin looking its best.
Stub out the cigarettes
It has been proven that smoking strips the skin of its ability to regenerate itself so will make you look old prematurely. Therefore, if you want to keep your skin looking young quitting smoking can have a real impact on how you skin ages.
You are what you eat
What you put into your body is just as important as the lotions and potions you put onto your skin. So by getting a balanced diet and drinking plenty of water you can help your skin stay in the best condition.
Getting regular exercise is also very important for the skin as it aids circulation which increases the levels of oxygen in your skin and helps to remove toxins. What’s more getting out in the fresh air can give you a healthy glow and keep you looking young.
Get some sleep
Getting a good night’s sleep can quite literally knock years of you. One of the first places that tiredness shows is on your face and dark circles and bags can age you in an instant. So try and get plenty of rest so that you skin has time to recharge and refresh its self.
If you are stressed out so is your skin and the more stressed you are the more you frown which will cause the muscles in your face to eventually conform to the movement causing wrinkles. Therefore, every anti-aging regime should include some time for relaxation – whether it is yoga, meditation or a massage by distressing your skin will thank you in the long run.
Cleanse, tone and moisturise
A good skincare routine is also vital for any anti-aging regime. It is important to cleanse, tone and moisturise your skin daily in order to keep it in its best condition while exfoliating your skin can help remove any dead skin cells which can make you face look dull and tired (simply by having brighter more radiant skin can take years of you). It is also worth investing in regular facials as your skincare consultant can find the best regime for your skin type as well as removing impurities which can leave the skin looking dull.
What’s more there are a number of effective anti-aging treatments that can help turn back the clock but the sooner you start looking after your skin the longer it will stay looking its best.