We would all love to stay in our 20s forever, but the truth is that time waits for none. The clock keeps ticking and very soon those teenage worries, twenties’ fun leave behind cherished stories for us as we move towards maturity. There’s nothing wrong in maturing as long as you age gracefully and stay young at heart!
A renowned Manhattan dermatologist has shared with us some secrets that can help delay aging, and keep skin and hair looking younger!
To start with, it is important to realize that there’s no particular point from which aging starts and taking precautions in advance can delays its effects considerably. So, if you thought that you are probably too young to worry about laugh lines, brown spots, dull skin and crow’s feet then this might not be the case.
Sometimes, women in their twenties may start seeing the first signs of aging as a result of continuous exposure to sun for long hours. In some cases premature aging may be induced due to external factors like environmental stressors, genetics, pollution and smoke. If you live in a big city that has a lot of pollution around or a lot of sunshine then you must start taking care of your skin early.
Make it a point to never step outside without sunscreen with the right SPF level required for your skin! Whether you are going to spend a day at the beach or simply going out for a stroll, always apply a good sunscreen to create a barrier from the harmful ultraviolet rays.
For Day Care
To protect your skin in the morning hours, invest in a good skin serum containing vitamin C and apply this religiously after cleansing your face. Vitamin C is a type of antioxidant that aids in fighting skin damage caused by sun. This will help reduce the brown spots and breakdown of elastic fibers or collagen. Cleanse your face with a mild cleanser and apply a light moisturizer or sunscreen if you are going out. Exfoliate your skin at least twice week to remove dead cells and discover young and radiant skin.
For Night Care
Always cleanse your face and remove any traces of makeup before going to bed. Use a god skin toner to close the pores and remove any impurities. Apply a good night moisturizing cream after cleansing your face to allow your skin cells to repair through the night.
Keeping Your Hair Young
To keep your hair beautiful and young even as you age, use a good hair conditioner that suits your hair type. A conditioner not only makes hair healthy and strong, but also protects them from sun damage. Always wear a hat to protect your skull and hair from UV damage when you have to spend long hours outdoors. Avoid excessive blow drying your hair and also cut back on the use of flat irons or chemicals to stylize your hair. Give yourself a good hair massage at least once or twice a week to improve blood circulation and keep your hair looking young!