5 habits STARTING in your 20’s that’ll keep your skin looking YOUNGER… LONGER
1. Minimize Facial Expressions
Squinting? Smiling hard? Constantly raising your brows? Any repeated facial expressions will cause for your first fine lines to appear! So try to control yourself J
2. Defy Gravity
Literally, gravity has tendency to push everything downwards. So sleep the right amount of hours (usually 8 hrs for adults) as laying down is less coarse the standing against gravity. Even THEN, change positions when you sleep as sleeping in the same position or on the same cheek for example, will overtime perturb skin elasticity and cause early wrinkles.
3. Keep it clean – but be gentle
Your face is constantly exposed to pollutants, without mentioning all the makeup we wear. Clean your face twice a day with a gentle cleanser. Staying away from hard soaps as they will dry out your skin.
When it comes to your makeup, use a good makeup remover as most cleansers won’t be able to eliminate all the makeup you put, especially around your eyes, and do not sleep with your makeup on please!
Your skin is primarily made out of water, which is why the best way of keeping it nourished from the outside is through moisturizing. It is ok to try more than a product, as they are formulated differently and some ingredients do not work well with certain people. Once you find the moisturizer that works for you, stick to it and use it 2-3 times a day.
5. Eat right/Exercise
A healthy lifestyle will allow you to age beautifully! You need to nourish your body from the inside out as well. Drinking plenty of water, having a diet rich in proteins and vitamin C will also preserve your youth for a longer period of time.
I’m not telling you to go to the gym everyday, but something as little as daily morning stretches will help maintain your skin elasticity for a longer period of time, and help fight gravity once more :).