Alternative Methods For Youthful Ageing
Ageing gracefully is a dream for many, but how do you turn it into a reality?
As the years fly by, our skin is subject to wrinkles, fine lines, and a loss of firmness. But some people don’t seem to age a day, even as time passes. You’re dying to know—what’s their secret?
In this post, we’re going to dive into some of the most effective alternative methods that slow down the signs of ageing:
Use Green Cleaning Products!
This one might sound unusual—how do your cleaning products affect your skin? Well, these two things are more connected than most people realize.
Many traditional cleaners emit VOCs (volatile organic compounds). Once they’re airborne, these chemicals can damage our skin’s collagen, weakening its protective barrier and causing wrinkles.
You won’t find these toxins listed on the labels of most cleaning agents. Instead, try to look for green cleaning products that are made without harsh chemicals. They’ll get the job done, leave a pleasant scent behind, and won’t speed up your ageing process!
Take Care of Your Body
The way we treat our bodies is reflected in our skin. What we eat and drink on a daily basis plays a role in how visibly we age.
Try various diets and therapies to boost your immune system. You can try to add immune-boosting foods to your diet like blueberries, broccoli, garlic, and ginger!
And finally, consider giving up smoking. This habit is notoriously hard to quit, but you can use the idea of wrinkle-free and healthy skin as motivation!
Use Gentle Products
Harsh cleansers and toners may cause damage to your skin. These products can strip your skin of all its moisture, leading to dryness and flaking.
Even if you have oily skin, it’s still important to stay hydrated! Some people may avoid moisturizers for fear that it will make their acne worse, but the opposite is true—when your skin is dry, your glands produce excess sebum, which in turn, will clog your pores. You may want to set up a humidifier to hydrate your skin while you sleep.
Finally, always wear SPF when you leave the house! Even on a cloudy day, you can get burned by the sun. If you wear makeup, try to apply the sunscreen under your foundation (or purchase products with SPF in them).
Get a Good Sleep!
After a night of tossing and turning, you look in the mirror to see deep, dark circles under your eyes. A night of restful sleep is one of the most important habits for youthful ageing—there’s a reason it’s called beauty sleep! We suggest that you aim for at least 8 hours of sleep each night to keep your skin looking fresh.
Upgrade Your Skincare
Retinoids and collagen can be used to take your skincare regimen to the next level.
Products that contain retinoids increase collagen production and speed up the turnover of skin cells. People notice a difference in 3 months, but for best results, it may take up to 12. However, this product might irritate your skin—use it at night time and make sure to wear SPF during the day!
Alternatively, you can try a moisturizer that’s infused with collagen, which can increase the strength and plumpness of your skin.
Although many people use Botox to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, others use it as a form of preventative care.
Botulinum toxin injections block nerve signals so that the muscles don’t contract. This can prevent wrinkles from forming. Those in their 20s-30s may consider treatments to stop wrinkles in their tracks.
Choosing Botox is a personal decision that isn’t for everyone. Consult a medical professional to learn if Botox is right for you.
Preventative care is the key to youthful ageing. We all know that one day, we’ll develop wrinkles and grey hairs—we can’t put it off forever! But with the above alternative methods, you can celebrate the beauty of getting older by doing so more gradually and gracefully.