It’s a scary thought that at 25 our skin starts to slow down and is classed as ‘mature’. However, while many of us will not be using specific anti ageing products at this age or younger (we don’t need to!), there are certain things we can do with ease to help stave off those pesky wrinkles.
- DRINK MORE WATER Unsurprisingly this is something that can aid our general health, but drinking more water will keep our skin clear and full of moisture, and keep it working to its full potential. This is one thing I find hard to do as my job doesn’t allow me to drink at regular intervals, however, when I am able to drink more often I definitely feel better in myself and I know its doing all sorted of good.
- WEAR SPF The suns rays are some of the most damaging things for our skin. Everyone loves a tan, but who would want to look like a wrinkly leather handbag at 40? The rays penetrate the skins layers and can create free radicals (naughty cells) which in turn damage the collagen and elastin. These are the parts of the skins structure that gives it its youthful look (plump, smooth, line free). They naturally break down with age, but many things speed up the ageing process, such as the sun and external pollution. Wearing SPF gives your skin chance to protect itself from those damaging rays. This goes for winter as well as summer!
- MOISTURISE NECK AND HANDS We all know that our eyes ages first, mainly because the skin is much thinner, but the neck and backs of hands also show age sooner than other non-exposted areas. When you’re young you don’t need anymore products to protect these areas, just take any excess moisturiser down onto the neck and then run over the backs of your hands with the last ‘dregs’. Simple but effective!
- SLEEP Now I can’t claim I do this myself, but your skin will thank you in the future if you get a good nights sleep on a regular basis. As we all know 8 hours is about right. We can perform better in our day jobs, but sleep is when the skin repairs itself. And that is sleep, not just resting. So again if the skin repairs itself correctly while your younger it will repair more effectively and stave off ageing for longer!
I hope you’ve found those tips helpful, does anyone do things like this already?
Thanks for reading!