You’ll be shocked to know that the very first signs of ageing start showing in your mid-20s. Yes, you read that right! With age, wrinkles and fine lines start appearing and your skin loses its elasticity and you tend to develop hyperpigmentation.
While it’s not possible to turn back the clock, a few changes in your skin care routine can make all the difference. So ladies, to keep that youthful glow alive, here are some simple anti-ageing skincare tips...
- Get rid of the day’s buildup on your skin
- Eat your way to younger-looking skin
- Protect your skin from harmful UV rays
- Moisturise before hitting the bed
- Get your beauty sleep
Get rid of the day’s buildup on your skin
Your skin is being put through a lot of dirt, grime and makeup every single day. It is only ideal to come clean at the end of the day. Always reach out for a makeup remover or wipes to get rid of the day’s buildup. If you’re too lazy to do so, then simply grab the Simple Kind To Skin Micellar Cleansing Water as it’ll not just remove makeup, dirt and impurities, but also leave your skin instantly hydrated with no residue.
Eat your way to younger-looking skin
You’ll be happy to know that a balanced diet, rich in vitamins and nutrients is not just good for your health but also for your skin. Your skin can show signs of ageing due to oxidative stress, which usually occurs from over exposure to UV light, where free radicals damage the skin’s cells. But, a diet rich in antioxidants and vitamins help fight oxidative stress. Include tomatoes, green leafy vegetables, kiwi, broccoli and red bell peppers in your diet and try to avoid too much sugar. Sugary diets can damage collagen and elastin – molecules that your skin needs to keep wrinkles at bay.
Protect your skin from harmful UV rays
Did you know? Overexposure to the sun can lead to premature ageing. UV radiation creates free radicals that can damage the skin and make it look less youthful. Therefore, be it any season, it’s important to wear sunscreen all throughout the year. For the best defense, use sunscreen with a high SPF, such as the Lakmé Sun Expert Ultra Matte SPF 50 PA+++ Gel Sunscreen and apply daily.
Moisturise before hitting the bed
Moisturising well is the key to younger-looking skin. The easiest way to eliminate the toxins and dirt inside your pores without affecting your skin’s natural moisture is by following a daily skin care regimen that also includes at least one anti-ageing product. Try the Ponds Age Miracle Wrinkle Corrector Night Cream that’ll not just protect your skin against premature signs of aging but also keep you looking and feeling your best.
Get your beauty sleep
Don’t take your beauty sleep for granted. It is your sleeping hours that are the prime healing time for your cells. When you’re asleep, your body and skin has time to repair. Cell regeneration doubles during sleep and your body produces more collagen, which skin needs to stay looking young and attractive. Therefore, never miss out on a good 8 hours of sleep!