How to look after ageing skin
Some of us may worry about how old we look or how many wrinkles we have on our face. We may feel a lot longer than we look, but what can we do about this?
1. Protect your skin from the sun
Applying sunscreen everyday forms the foundation of any anti-ageing skincare plan, and whilst it helps to prevent photoaging, it also helps to safeguard against skin cancer too. Sunscreen should be applied every day, in hot and cold weather, to stop the skin from spotting, wrinkling and losing its elasticity throughout your lifetime.
2. Moisturise every day with a rich face cream
As we age, our skin naturally becomes less hydrated and looks drier, which promotes the appearance of wrinkles. Whilst moisturising daily cannot get rid of existing wrinkles, it can prevent and reduce the visibility of them.
3. If you smoke, stop
As well as damaging your physical health, smoking also adds years to the skin. The nicotine in a cigarette will leave the skin feeling dry and dehydrated.
4. Be sure to get your beauty sleep
Beauty sleep is a real thing. Just one poor night’s sleep can cause droopy eyelids, puffier skin, darker under eyes and more wrinkles. So, imagine the permanent effect on your skins health after you’ve consistently neglected a good night’s sleep. 7-9 hours of sleep will lower your complexions PH levels and restore the moisture in your skin, giving your skin a supple and fresh appearance.
5. Drink lots of water
Drinking water is a great way to flush out the toxins and keep your skin cells nourished and hydrated. As well as improving your complexion, drinking approximately 2 litres of water a day will help your skin maintain its moisture and elasticity.
6. Make sure you get your calcium
A glass of milk a day or calcium tablets can do wonders for your skin. This is because the calcium in the epidermis promotes the cell turnover necessary for rejuvenated skin. Calcium also prevents eczema skin from getting so dry and itchy.