15 Simple Secrets For a Youthful Appearance
Some people are blessed with naturally youthful looks, but genetics aren’t the only thing that have an impact on how young your skin looks and feels. In fact, there are quite a few lifestyle choices that take their toll on your complexion.
As nobody’s getting any younger, we won’t keep the suspense going, so here are 15 secrets that will help you keep those youthful looks…
1. Skincare routine
Keep your skin in good condition by cleansing, toning/exfoliating and moisturising twice a day. Ridding your skin of dirt and bacteria will prevent infections and breakouts. Moisturising is particularly vital as it keeps the skin looking young and some products even have ingredients aimed at anti-ageing. You can also benefit from treatments such as a facial peel, which greatly enhances the health of your skin.
2. Get lots of sleep
Your skin repairs itself when you’re sleeping, hence why clocking up seven or eight hours each night is vital. In other words, beauty sleep is an actual thing! As well as allowing your skin lots of rejuvenation time, sleep helps to maintain a natural glow and will prevent dark circles from forming under the eyes.
3. Moderate caffeine consumption
Believe it or not but coffee actually dehydrates you. This is due to the chemical compounds called tannins that it contains. Furthermore, a large amount of coffee can act as a diuretic, which again can lead to dehydration, making your skin both dry and dull.
4. Drink plenty of water
Staying on the topic of dehydration, when your skin is dry, it makes it less resilient and more prone to wrinkling. It can also make it flaky, which can take its toll. Water revitalises and refreshes all of your organs, including the skin, which is why having at least eight glasses of water a day is so important.
5. Pack with protein
In general, a bad diet can cause inflammations, which may accelerate wrinkle formation so sticking to healthy foods (including fruit and vegetables, oily fish and meats) is important. Protein is especially helpful as it can prevent cracks in the skin.
6. Don’t smoke
As well as affecting the elasticity of the skin, smoking has also been linked to a loss of collagen, which can lead to sagginess. Smoking reduces the flow of blood to the skin, which in turn reduces the amount of oxygen necessary to maintain a healthy appearance. That’s another good reason to kick this habit to the kerb, and why an oxygen lift treatment can work wonders.
From under-eye puffiness to a furrowed brow, stress can have a major impact on your skin. When you are worried, you make certain facial expressions which can result in deep wrinkles over time. If you get stressed easily, perhaps meditate for an hour a day or take up a new hobby such as walking.
8. Exercise regularly
A number of recent studies have found that staying active keeps skin looking younger. When you exercise, circulation is aided and antioxidants are released. These can protect the state and appearance of the skin, thus reducing the signs of ageing.
9. Use the right products
It really is worth speaking to an assistant or expert about what skincare products you should be using for your skin type and age, and to provide a detailed skincare analysis to evaluate the health of your skin. Even if you are in your 20s or 30s, it’s never too late to invest in anti-ageing products such as face and eye creams, or Dr Murad’s range, exclusive to Thérapie Clinic in Ireland.
10. Go nuts
Nuts are packed full of essential fatty acids which help to replenish collagen, naturally moisturise the skin and maintain skin firmness. As with everything, you should consume nuts in moderation, sticking to a closed handful every day to avoid stomach upsets.
11. Got milk?
Along with hydrating properties, milk contains vitamins and proteins that nourish the skin, helping to maintain and improve the appearance and condition of it.
12. Sun protection
The sun plays a major role in prematurely ageing the skin.UV rays not only damage the skin, but causes a reduction in its elasticity, meaning you become more prone to wrinkles and other signs of ageing. Keep exposure to a minimum, use SPF regularly when in the sun, and consider some of the great products that reverse the damage done by UV rays.
13. Get a facial
So there’s no scientific proof as to why you should do this, we just reckon that facials are a great way of refreshing and rejuvenating the skin from time to time, helping to get rid of all the bad stuff that has built up in the pores. Also, it’s a nice treat!
14. Keep your hands to yourself
Stretching the skin physically, be it when you’re tired or stressed, will make it sag and lose elasticity. This can make you look older than you are and can be difficult to reverse.
15. Dermal fillers
A non-surgical treatment, dermal fillers help reduce the fine lines and wrinkles that may appear over time, despite our best efforts. Let’s face it, we all need a helping hand now and then, and by injecting a substance found naturally in your body into problem areas, adding volume and stimulating the production of collagen that gives you a more youthful-looking face.
There are a number of treatments available at Thérapie Clinic which target and fight the signs of ageing. For more information on these, get in touch online here or call us on 1890 650 750.