A few simple daily actions to preserve your face from the effects of time. Is it helpful to resort to the scalpel or injections, to spend crazy sums on creams and other ointments when daily practices are sufficient to slow down the aging of the face? Here are 12 anti-aging tips for practicing at any age to keep baby skin.
Protect Your Skin From The Sun
If there is only one thing to do, this is it. Sun exposure contributes to the premature aging of the skin and the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and brown spots and causes sagging skin. The face, the back of the hands, the neck, and the décolleté are fragile areas that show the first signs of aging.
The skin around the eyes is particularly delicate, and without sunglasses, we tend to bend and frown, accentuating the folds of the face, particularly the famous frown lines.
Tip: Use large glasses, preferably with plastic frames or large hats.
Use Beauty Products Containing Retinoids
Retinoids (derived from vitamin A) stimulate cell renewal, accelerate collagen production, thicken the dermis, and thus make the skin look younger and plumper.
Tip: apply a cream rich in retinoids (this substance is often part of the composition of anti-aging products).
Hydrates Every Day
The appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is aggravated by dehydrated skin. It is important to hydrate it with creams and remember to drink enough.
Advice: use creams containing moisturizing agents such as hyaluronic acid and glycerin, but also niacinamide (a form of vitamin B3) powerful antioxidant which reduces water loss and combats oxidative stress linked to the environment.
Stimulate Cell Renewal
The older we get, the more the skin’s cell renewal decreases, and the skin loses all its radiance. Exfoliation can combat a dull complexion by stimulating cell renewal and removing dead cells.
Tip: We recommend exfoliation 1 to 3 times a week for normal skin. On the other hand, beware of aggressive and frequent scrubs, which can lead to dryness, redness, and irritation, especially for sensitive skin.
The skin is the first organ to illustrate the adverse effects of stress on health. And yes, chronic stress accelerates aging by changing metabolism and acting directly on genes.
Advice: integrate relaxation exercises (meditation, yoga, CBT, EFT, cardiac coherence, self-massages, etc.) into your daily routine. Practiced regularly, they can modify the expression of genes in response to stress.
Practice Moderate Physical Activity
The anti-aging effect of physical activity no longer needs to be demonstrated. But certain types of exercise seem to have a negative impact on the skin: jogging, sprinting and jumping cause the skin to sag because each time you touch the ground, the effect represents 3 times the weight of your body.
Tip: Alternate high-impact exercises with gentle ones.
Over time, the skin of the face tends to lose its elasticity due to the reduction in the production of collagen and subcutaneous fat.
Tip: 30 minutes of facial exercise daily will help firm up facial muscles and make them look younger. There are books describing the exercises to practice.
To reduce wrinkles, massages are very effective: they relax the muscles and stimulate lymphatic drainage and blood circulation.
Tip: when applying the moisturizer in the morning or evening, take the time to massage your face. In addition, the repetitive movement and the heat of the hands will increase the absorption of the cream.
Sleep is undoubtedly THE secret to beauty. Short nights and insomnia have a long-term impact on the health and age of the skin. Poor sleep could thus reduce the ability of the skin to recover after exposure to the sun.
Tip: the amount of sleep required is specific to each person; it varies between 6 and 8 hours per night. To sleep well, avoid having too large a meal in the evening and include complex carbohydrates; prevent the consumption of alcohol and stimulants; engage in physical activity; ensure that the temperature in the room is between 18 and 22°C; ventilate the room well; choose quality bedding, favoring natural materials such as latex, wool, cotton; avoid cell phones in bed.
Remove Makeup Before
Makeup clogs the skin’s pores and additionally captures all the environmental pollutants.
Tip: the skin needs to breathe during the night. By removing makeup, you avoid saturating it and bringing back into bed the pollutants accumulated on the face during the day.
Sleep On Your Back
Sleeping on your side or your stomach causes compression and decreases blood circulation to the face. This repetitive stress weakens the skin’s elasticity and creates fine lines and wrinkles.
Tip: Sleeping on your back will avoid all these harms while reducing neck and back pain.
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