When I was younger, I always wanted to look older. I had such a baby face. Now that I am over 30, I am so glad to look younger than my actual age. Most people are genuinely shocked when I tell them my age. I can attribute a lot of my youthfulness to genetics. My fathers side of the family has always looked particularly youthful. While genetics help, they are not the only thing that keeps my skin looking so young. To keep my skin looking 27 instead of 30+, I use a variety of products and avoid lifestyle choices that age me. Keep on reading to find out how you can look five years younger!
In case you need a refresher, there are certain things you should avoid in order to look youthful.
Prolonged exposure to sun light and artificial light: Besides causing skin cancer, prolonged exposure to light cause wrinkles and leathery skin. If you want to be tan, get a spray tan or use an at home tanning product.
Lack of sleep: Dr. Elam Baron, director of the Skin Study Center at University Hospitals, said that “Sleep-deprived women show signs of premature skin aging and a decrease in their skin’s ability to recover after sun exposure.” You can read more about the outcome of her study here.
Alcohol: Alcoholic beverages dehydrate your body and make it harder for you to absorb water. This dehydration leads to yucky looking skin the next day. Imagine what it will do after years of drinking! Alcohol is also known to make the skin flushed and red. Those suffering from rosacea often find their symptoms worse after drinking.
Smoking: When you run into a person that has smoked their entire lives, you can tell. They have a smokers chin with a ton of wrinkles. Smoking can also lead to wrinkling faster because the chemicals in cigarettes break down the skin. Smoking also stains your teeth. Not a good look.
Drugs: Cocaine, meth, heroin, and oxycodone are just a few examples of drugs that can have terrible affects on your skin. Inflamed nostrils, facial sores, scabs, and flushed skin will all age you fast.
As I mentioned, I don’t rely on genetics to look young. I am a firm believer in using products to help in the process. I believe you get what you pay for when it comes to skin care products.
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Look Five Years Younger With These Products
Serums and Treatments:
The eyes are one of the first places to wrinkle as you get older. Personally, I suggest having more than one type of eye cream so you can treat different issue. I sometimes use one to brighten, but I mostly use an anti-aging eye cream.
Your body and skin work to repair themselves while you are sleeping.Take advantage of this by using a special night cream or treatment. I have been testing out a couple of different options, but have found this one to be my favorite. Other overnight treatments to consider: Dior Hydra Jelly or Water Fuse.