In your youth, your skin looks firm and taut because of the healthy amounts of collagen and elastin your body produces to keep your skin looking radiant and healthy. But as you age, the collagen levels steadily deplete, leading to sagging and sallow looking skin *sigh*.
But don’t panic… ‘cause with the right kind of skincare tips and tricks, you can not only slow down the ageing clock but also make your skin look firm and tight.
- Exfoliate regularly
- Drink lots of water
- Apply sunscreen every day
- Avoid smoking
- Use antioxidant-rich skincare products
The skin on your neck, hands and legs is the first to sag. Exfoliating your skin regularly, whether it is by dry brushing, bath salts or your regular scrub helps eliminate dead skin cells and improves blood circulation. This is a great way to keep your skin looking firm and tight.
Drink lots of water
When your body lacks hydration, your skin automatically starts looking dry, parched and saggy. It also decreases the collagen production in your body, further affecting its appearance. Therefore, drink a minimum of eight glasses of water every day to improve your skin and keep it looking youthful.
Apply sunscreen every day
Limiting UV exposure is the easiest way to tighten skin and make it appear youthful for a long, long time. But since we can’t stay indoors all the time, the best thing you could do is apply and reapply sunscreen every single day, throughout the year. This applies to even those days when you don’t plan to step out at all.
One of the most sure-shot ways to destroy collagen and elastin in your body is by smoking. This makes your skin appear papery and saggy. Therefore, it is best to avoid smoking altogether if you want firm and youthful skin.
Use antioxidant-rich skincare products
If your skincare routine doesn’t include these heroes, then you are def doing something wrong. Exposing your skin to environmental aggressors increases oxidative stress and hastens the process of premature ageing. To avoid this problem, use an antioxidant-rich product in your skincare routine and couple it with vitamins A and C to unveil your best skin ever.