We’ve all heard the phrase as soft as a baby’s bottom, and many of us go to extreme measures to keep our youthful appearance as we get older and our skin changes in tautness, suppleness and appearance.
So what measures can we take to ensure we keep ourselves looking as young as ever without resorting to drastic surgery?
We all know that the sun expels harmful rays which can harm our skin and our eyes. Although the sun’s damage may not be seen early on in life, as we get older the tell-tale signs of spending too much time in the sun can be seen on our skin and in our eyes.
Sun-speckled skin and skin with an orange leathery appearance are unwanted signs of too much time in the sun, and further damage can be seen in our eyes. As we get older, we can develop eye problems such as cataracts and glaucoma. But these eye diseases can be speeded-up with too much time spent in the sun. Always wear sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection to protect your eyes and further lessen the chances of any eye disease as a result of the sun’s harmful rays.
Not being out in the sunshine at all is incredibly difficult and an unnecessary measure – in fact some sunshine is good for us. But make sure you limit your time and ALWAYS wear sun lotion.
Anti-aging tip: Avoid too much sunshine and always wear sun protection in the form of lotion and sunglasses.
Drinking up to eight glasses of water a day is incredibly important as it hydrates our skin and lets our body breathe. Without it, our skin would be incredibly tired and thirsty and end up creased and wrinkled over time.
Anti-aging tip: Keep hydrated
Just like drinking water, your skin needs to retain moisture so it doesn’t dry out and look lifeless. Apply a light moisturiser to your face and body at least twice a week to ensure healthy vitamins and minerals stay in your skin.
Anti-aging tip: Apply a little moisturiser every night before bed so your skin can drink in the goodness overnight.
For all aspects of our health both now and in the future, eating healthily is incredibly important. From vegetables and fruit to meat and cereals, food is an important aspect of our lives which we shouldn’t take for granted. They key is everything in moderation.
Anti-aging tip: Blueberries are incredibly high in antioxidants and goodness for our body: try adding a handful to cereal for a tasty treat.
So with these four tips you can say goodbye to tired skin and hello to a youthful you!