Ever since I hit my 30s, I’ve been kinda obsessed with my skin. Which is why I started Reviewantiaging.com so that I can review all the anti-aging treatments out there for other skin-obsessed people.
When it comes to determining your complexion’s age, your ID tells only part of the story. Lifestyle habits — diet, sleep schedule and sun exposure — complicate the results. And if that’s not confusing enough, choosing the best way to turn back the clock on your skin’s appearance can be so baffling, that you’ll probably end up confused not glowing.
Many factors can affect your skin health. Factors such as:
1. Lifestyle habits – if you smoke and think sunscreen is only for triathletes, you’re in skin trouble!
2. Whether you do outdoor sports or exercise in general – the heart-thumping, sweaty sort; walking around the office does not count as exercise
3. Diet – eating lots of leafy greens, citrus fruit, red tomatoes and salmon will put you in good stead
4. Family genes – if your mum constantly gets mistaken as your sister, you’re in good hands
5. Mental health – if stress is your best friend, you’ll probably look like your grandma in no time
6. Skincare – finding the right skincare is like finding your soulmate
Here’s how to look even younger and keep that glow going strong!
Your skin is plump and regenerates regularly, bringing healthy cells to the surface,. Whether you’ve always avoided the sun (smart move) or past sun sins haven’t reared their wrinkly head yet, make “I heart SPF” your mantra. Gentle anti-agers like a good moisturiser at night, will keep skin so healthy that you will continue to be asked for your ID at clubs.
OK, you don’t get carded anymore, but no one’s calling you “aunty” either. Smile lines are shallow, freckles may be getting darker or your skin simply isn’t as smooth or dewy as it once was. Coax your complexion into looking and behaving more like it did a decade ago with potent over-the-counter products. There’s still time to prevent deeper wrinkles and sun spots.
Here, Mom and Dad genes play a crucial role in how skin ages. Here’s the bad first: your skin has definitely aged. The good news: Woes such as dullness, fine lines and brown splotches are reversible. Tried-and-true topicals and glow-restoring peels can minimise wrinkles and discoloration in several weeks. If you smoke, extinguish your habit for faster results.
Skin never forgets, and it’s reminding you of every freakin’ ray of sun that found your SPF-less cheeks over the years, but here’s the silver lining: Breakthrough treatments such as lasers refresh rough skin, erase sun spots and iron out wrinkles in a flash, shaving off years and making those sun-drenched memories even more distant.