One mistake many people make is waiting till they’re 50 before they start trying to pause aging. By this time, they’ve already started down the downward curve.
That said, the best time to freeze the aging process is in your early thirties, or even late twenties. At this point, you can still learn a new habit and grow out of some old, unhealthy ones so these are some great anti-aging skincare tips.
GO FOR MILDER, UNSCENTED SKINCARE OPTIONS
If you’re above 30, you should stop experimenting with all kinds of active ingredients. Stick to what gives you results, and always use the unscented versions.
Fragrances are great, but they may worsen inflammation in the long run. Your daily skincare items are better unscented, you can leave the fragrances for your less frequent items.
WEAR SUNSCREEN AND USE RETINOLS
Sunscreen is a daily essential, whether you stay in or go out, as long as the sun rises, you should wear sunscreen. This is because the sun causes most wrinkles and is responsible for saggy skin.
Retinols like tretinoin urge your skin to produce more collagen, making it firmer and more elastic. It can also face dark spots.
FIND A SUSTAINABLE WORKOUT ROUTINE
How do you age backwards without an active lifestyle? Instead of those power intensive 30-day workout routines, look for something more sustainable, like a 10 minute walk each day, a thirty minute jog, or a few laps around a pool.
AVOID SMOKING, EVEN SECOND-HAND SMOKE
Exposing yourself to smoke will make you look and feel older than you really are. Asides the risk of lung cancer and respiratory problems (which may take a toll on your organ health), smoke promotes wrinkling and dry skin.
DRINK LESS ALCOHOL
If you’re trying to look young forever, alcohol is the enemy. Restrain yourself to a glass or two. Too much alcohol can damage your liver.