We all want to beat the ageing process. Nobody likes looking or feeling older than they actually are. One way to keep yourself looking younger than your years is to maintain a healthy complexion. The more blemished and wrinkled your skin is, the older you’re going to look.
Sure enough, looking after your skin might be time-consuming at times, not to mention expensive. Applying exfoliating and moisturising products when you get up in the morning, and before you go to bed – it can be hard to get into the routine of doing every day. But when you get into these habits, they always pay off.
Aside from applying skincare products, what else can you do to improve your skin? Are there choices you can make as you go about your daily life which can help?
As a matter of fact, there are. Here are four lifestyle tips you can utilise to help your skin stay healthy:
Drink More Milk
No, we’re not getting confused here. Milk, or more importantly calcium, is good for your bone integrity. But it can also be beneficial for your complexion too. Studies carried out by experts indicate that, as you get older, your bones actually shrink – and that includes the ones in your face. This is one of the reasons why, after a while, the skin appears to hang more and more off the face. Calcium helps to combat this, and keep facial skin tauter.
The term ‘beauty sleep’ isn’t based on a myth. You probably already know that lack of sleep causes black ‘bags’ to appear under the eyes. But it also makes your skin age prematurely too. The more late nights you have, the more your skin is going to be prone to wrinkles and ‘crow’s feet’, or creases surrounding the eyes. So do your skin a favour, and ensure you’re getting as many early nights as you can.
Cut Down on Cigarettes and Alcohol
Another reason to quit smoking and lessen your alcohol intake, is that neither are great your skin. Chemicals in cigarettes can actually speed up the ageing process, and work to deprive your skin of the nutrients it needs to stay healthy and repair itself. Similarly, excessive alcohol intake can deplete and restrict the function of vitamin A in our bodies, a vital element for healthy skin, and make us more susceptible to skin infections.
You might never have thought about linking eating meat with healthy skin, but according to studies, women who have a low protein intake are likelier to have more wrinkles. Those with lower protein levels are also more prone to experience their skin cracking and breaking. So what can you do? Lean beef and poultry are great sources of protein, so try to eat your fair share. If you’re vegetarian, don’t worry. You can still get sufficient amounts of protein from eggs, or from protein-rich vegetables such as soya beans.
Are there any other tips you have benefitted from or would recommend?
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This article is written by Rick who works as a dispenser for UKSafeMeds. When he’s not working, you can find him gaming on his new PS4 system!