No woman wants to look older than her years. Ageing is a natural process, but it can be accelerated by a number of environmental factors. Here are five things to avoid to maintain a youthful skin so that you look and feel amazing.
Excessive Sun Exposure
Exposure to UV rays – both UVA and UVB – which lead to free radicals have a detrimental effect on the skin. They cause wrinkling and age spots, damage and collagen degradation, scarring and loss of skin elasticity. Spending time in the sun makes you look older. There are many ways in which you can limit the amount of exposure to the sun. One option is to use a moisturising cream with SPF protection. Make sure that your sunscreen is non-comedogenic, which is an important distinction as this means the ingredients in the sunscreen do not clog pores, allowing your skin to breathe easier. The best option is to neutralise the free radicals on the skin immediately after sun exposure using a natural antioxidant oil
The dirt, grime, pollution and irritants in our daily lives can wreak havoc on our skin. Exfoliation can help. It clears away the pollution and irritants, and works as a topical exfoliator, removing the top layer of skin. However, overdoing it can remove healthy cells that are an important part of your skin’s defence system. In addition, too much exfoliation can lead to redness and skin sensitivity. Use a moisturiser in addition to exfoliation, to soothe your skin and help keep it hydrated and plump.
Too much moisturising causes skin to look heavy, and have an unhealthy appearance. A gentle moisturiser will give your skin a cleaner appearance and make it look younger. The best strategy against wrinkles is prevention. Preventing wrinkles is as simple as sleeping well. It is also recommended to avoid smoking, drinking too much alcohol, and eating a lot of greasy food. Tanning beds and lotions should be avoided as they play a major role in the formation of wrinkles and skin ageing.
Harsh Cleaning Products
Cleansing with harsh chemicals is one of the biggest mistakes you can make with your skin. Harsh chemicals strips your skin of its natural oils which causes blemishes and accelerate ageing. Avoid cleansers containing alcohol which can be too drying and strips your skin of essential moisture.
Excessive use of make-up clogs your pores causing acne and spots. To maintain a youthful and fresh skin use only light makeup. A clean and moisturised face with just a bit of eye liner and mascara can look radiant. Avoid the use of chemical beauty products. The chemicals in these products can cause a number of side-effects that can lead to skin damage and poor general health. Opt for authentic natural and organic products. They will beautify your skin while bringing essential nutrients without side-effects. That is the formula for a fresher and healthier skin in the long run.
Skin health and appearance is a primary concern for all women. These tips can help you maintain a healthy and radiant skin which will make you look and feel amazing.