Science is a beautiful thing and it can really be something we rely on when it comes to keeping in good health and young looking skin. While we can’t prevent ourselves from aging. What we can do is help slow down the process. Controlling our skin can be challenging, but it’s not impossible. If you want to fight gravity and the inevitable, then you want to pay close attention to these simple things that I’m about to share with you. All of them will in fact help you look younger.
Ways To Look Younger And Slow Down The Aging Process
Did you know that many of the factors that cause us to age can be controlled? In fact, according to scientists, up to 40% of the changes that our skin goes through is not impacted by genetic factors. Basically, what that means is that you can do something about those things just by taking some action. Here’s what you need to do…
For Starters, Avoid Sunlight
This one’s obvious but it’s suggested that you avoid UVB and UVA exposure because it can really do a number on your skin. The damage that it causes can reduce the amount of collagen that your body produces, making it more difficult for your body to rebuild skin cells. This can result in wrinkles and fine lines galore. Not to mention, they can also cause age spots to develop, aka liver spots. The best thing to do is try and use sunscreen on a daily basis regardless of what the weather looks like and be sure to use SPF 30 at a minimum. There’s no need for you to go any higher than an SPF 50 because it’s pretty much not any more effective.
See also: Liver Spots
Avoid Tanning Beds
Stay far away from tanning beds for as long as you can. Fake sunlight isn’t going to make you look any younger. Sure, it may make you look good in the short run but that’s about it. These beds fire off UVA rays which can really damage your skin beyond belief. In fact, my guess would be that they make you age more than you can even imagine.
Do Not Smoke
Smoking cigarettes is terrible for you. It definitely causes wrinkles to form and should be avoided at all costs. If you’re going to smoke anything, my suggestion would be to use vaporizers or e-cigarettes if possible. Smoking involves a lot of things that cause wrinkles such as repetitive movement such as pursing and puckering of the lips as well as facial expressions that get made over and over. All of this can cause collagen and elastin to breakdown.
These moisturizers aren’t magic but they’re pretty close to it. While they can’t completely prevent wrinkles from forming, they do a good job of reducing fine lines and making your skin look younger and brighter. If you can find a moisturizer with sunscreen in it, then that’s a double bonus!
Related article: Best Water Based Moisturizers
Incorporate Anti-Aging Products
If you’re not using anti-aging products then you’ll be sorry. Treating acne and wrinkles is simple and it’s one of the many things that can help with that is incorporating an anti aging product that contains retinoids. Your best bet is to speak with a dermatologist and see what they recommend you incorporate into your daily routine.
This is all especially important if you plan on heading to cookouts during the 4th of July. Take precautions and you’ll reap the rewards for years to come. Do nothing and you’ll be very sorry.