Desire a younger look for a long time? The only way to keep the wrinkles off your skin, and restore the youthfulness and suppleness of young age, is to go for these “scalpel-less” and “needle free” ways to halt the aging.
Did you check out your picture dated five years back? Are you mesmerized by that “fresh as a daisy” look? Well, we can””t promise you that we can turn time back for you, but we are all ready to share the “mantra” of helping you retain your young looks for a longer time and also help the younger lot to delay the aging process further. Remember it’s a painful process to go for the artificial procedures to look young. If you are worried how to look younger at age 40, just pay attention to these small everyday lifestyle habits:
The harsh sunlight
It may seem cozy in the sun but the harsh sun rays result in fine wrinkles, brown spots, sagging skin and deep creases on the skin. Observe the underside of your arm the skin is smooth, white and wrinkle free. The aging clock runs faster with sun exposure.
According to Dr. Doris Day, M.D, a clinical assistant professor of dermatology at New York University Langone Medical Center in New York City, “Around age 40, you cross that line — your collagen and elastic tissue have experienced enough damage to really start showing a change. You look in the mirror, and uh-oh, you can no longer ignore it or easily cover it up.”
Skin protection with a broad spectrum sun protection cream at all times gives a shield against the harmful UVA rays. Sun-protected skin soon starts to give a younger look.
Gobble the anti-oxidants
Guess what causes wrinkles, skin damages and skin cancer? It’s the free radicals. The best way to deal with these free radicals is to gobble antioxidants foods and drinks. According to Dr. Hirsch “They can also help protect against damage from environmental assaults like pollution and smoking.”
They may not be able to help out the skin where the damage has already been done but have certainly shown results in brightening the skin and giving it a well toned look by protecting skin. So include green tea, coenzyme Q10, pomegranates, vitamins C and E, soy, idebenone, etc in your everyday routine. There are creams also which have anti-oxidants in them and applications of these show results in 5-6 months time.
Catch up on beauty sleep
Had a bad night? Your red and puffy eyes tell the whole story. Look carefully the skin also looks haggard, my friends. Do you know that excess tiredness leads in the production of the hormone cortisol and according to Dr. Amy Wechsler, M.D., dermatologist, psychiatrist, “If cortisol is chronically high, it can age you by breaking down collagen in skin.”
Loss of sleep triggers an inflammatory response from the body in women. Dr. Amy states “Cortisol is at its lowest when you”re sleeping, during exercise, and after sex.” Boring activities bring on sleep, go for them.
Skin needs to be exfoliated regularly to make the skin glow and complexion look shining and radiant. Exfoliation helps remove the dead skin that stick to the skin surface making it give a rough and hoarse look. The scrubbing exposes the fresh skin hidden beneath. But be careful if you have rosacea or an acne break out.
Moisturize the skin regularly
A regular moisturizer used on the skin gives it a shining look and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Also make sure that you drink lots of water daily. A moisturizer applied on the skin makes one look younger right away, so go ahead and pamper the skin. Even creams with retinoid, have show to reduce the appearance of fine lines.