A Simple Cheat Sheet to Keep Your Skin Looking Young
“Age is just a number” and “You are as young as you feel” are just some of the many axioms about how we try to make aging a little easier. Feeling young is one thing, but looking as young as you feel is a different story. Time stress and everyday life can wreak havoc on skin through pre-mature aging, and that’s when the panic sets in.
The good news is there are a number of tips ways to minimize aging that range from what you eat to the type of pillow you sleep on that can help prevent wrinkles.
The following Dos and Don’ts cheat sheet is filled with top picks to help you keep your skin looking younger:
Use Sunscreen – SPF is not just for the beach anymore. While we know that SPF helps prevent skin cancer, it can also help prevent wrinkles and slow the aging process of our skin. A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine cited that those who used SPF every day showed no detectable increase in skin aging after four and a half years. The key in this study was that the SPF had to be used every single day for results, not just whenever it was sunny or the person remembered: It’s every day, rain or shine, no excuses.
Eat Well – What you put inside your body will reflect on the outside. Foods rich in anti-oxidants like blueberries, strawberries, dark-green veggies and nuts should be at the top of your grocery list. So should foods that are high in Omega 3, like salmon, tuna, flax seeds, chia seeds, and butternut squash, which will maximize skin health.
- Sleep Well – A lack of sleep can age skin prematurely; your body needs sufficient sleep to rejuvenate itself overnight. Dermatologists recommend sleeping on your back to prevent compressing facial skin and causing wrinkles. Your pillow is key to looking younger. JuveRest’s The Sleep Wrinkle Pillow is designed to address sleep posture and compression forces acting on the face during sleep, so you sleep comfortably, all while keeping skin younger and wrinkles at bay.
Don’t Smoke – This tip needs no explanation. Smoking is bad for your health and is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States according to the American Lung Association. If you still smoke, know that smoking significantly ages skin. Smoking reduces the skin’s elasticity by breaking down the collagen, and reducing the amount of collagen your body produces, which causes wrinkles and thinning skin. The very act of smoking, including continuous pursing of the lips, causes lines on the face and damages the skin.
- Don’t Overindulge – Alcohol is not only a diuretic, it dehydrates your body and your skin, making you age faster. While an occasional cocktail or glass of wine is not an issue, make sure you drink plenty of water between sips to help rehydrate.
Time marches on, no matter how hard we try to stop it, but we don’t have to let it take its toll on our skin. A few simple changes can make a big difference.
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