Have you always desired a flawless skin and despite all the effort that you had put in, success seems to be eluding you? Or are you the one who has been testing and trying things to get that soft, supple and young-looking skin but all ending in vain? Here are some simple and easy-to-follow tips that could not only prevent premature ageing of the skin but also give it the required radiance and glow:
- Keep your skin well hydrated
Have at least 10 glasses of water a day. This will help keep your skin hydrated and ease out most of the issues related to premature ageing of skin. You can also make your skin look smooth and supple by using a dermatologically proven hydrating body wash when you take a bath. Also, eat lots of fresh fruits. This will help your body get the necessary nutrients that the skin needs to stay young and fresh even when you age.
- Avoid prolonged exposure to sun
The sun emits harmful ultraviolet rays, which not only tan the skin but also make it rough, dry and wrinkled. To avoid premature ageing of your skin, avoid sun exposure, especially during afternoon hours when the sun rays have the maximum capacity to penetrate and damage your skin. Wearing hat, shades and long-sleeved clothes also help prevent your skin from damage. If you have to stay out in the sun for long, never forget applying a good sunscreen half-an-hour before leaving your home. Apply the sunscreen generously not only to you face but to all the body parts that are exposed to the sun. Buy a sunscreen with the Sun Protection Factor (SPF) apt and suited to your skin type.
- Have sound sleep
Getting 7-8 hours of quality sleep every night is vital for your body to function properly. It has been scientifically proven that a good sleep can slow the rate of aging by repairing cell damage. For good sleep, take a shower before sleeping and avoid watching TV when you go to the bed.
- Drink plenty of water
Water is the best and the most natural way to detoxify your body. Water not only hydrates the skin but removes toxic substances from our body which otherwise damage our skin cells. Dehydration leads to premature wrinkles and dull-looking skin. So stay hydrated by drinking lots of water, which also adds glow to your skin.
- Avoid alcohol or limit its intake
Alcohol modifies blood flow to the skin and gives your skin an unhealthy appearance by making it dull, enlarging the pores, making it sag and discolored. So, limit your alcohol intake if you canât avoid it totally.
- Say NO to smoking
Smoking depletes the skin of oxygen and vital nutrients including Vitamin C, which are critical in keeping skin youthful, moist and plump. So, do not smoke if you wish to prevent premature ageing of your skin.
- Exercise regularly
Scientific studies have repeatedly indicated that exercise benefits the skin in much the same way as it improves bone and muscle quality. Having a regular exercise regimen makes you feel good about yourself, makes you fit and also adds a glow to your skin. If you canât do strenuous exercise, just walk for 20-30 minutes every morning.
- Be careful while buying skin products
Always go for branded and dermatologically proven skin care products, which can slow down the ageing process and even reverse certain signs of ageing like wrinkles, dark spots, patches etc. Always avoid using skin products that are harsh for your skin. When using a new product, try it on a small area of your skin to test whether it suits you or not. If it irritates or causes rashes, donât use the product.
- Cut out stress from your life
Stress impacts your skin’s oil production and also contributes to acne. In the long run, chronic stress can lead to premature ageing of the skin and all the notorious symptoms that it entails, including fine lines and deep wrinkles. So, practice yoga, meditation and other relaxation exercises to eliminate stress from your life.
- Follow a nutritious diet
Your skin reflects what you eat. You will be more prone to develop pimples if you eat a lot of spicy foods. But if you follow a healthy balanced diet with all the required nutrients, youâll definitely slow the ageing process and add a youthful glow to your skin.