If following a healthier lifestyle, which includes reducing the amount you smoke, clocking in a sufficient amount of sleep, eating healthy, amidst a whole lot of other rules and regulations sounds like a daunting task (like it does for the most of us), we have news for you.
While expensive creams and serums do their job, the best investment is in the adjustments we make in our lives and our routine that can make us look far younger than we do at this point.
These surprising changes to your daily routine can not only help you look younger but also feel radiant and youthful:
The first thing you need to do is to stop thinking that you’re too old
The fact remains that most people who end up feeling older than their actual age are also more likely to get hospitalised, claims a 2016 study in Health Psychology. Feeling younger helps you become more productive, optimistic and perform activities, such as a workout with more vigor and positivity.
Sleeping on your side
If you’ve noticed how you wake up with creases, lines and wrinkles on your face after sleeping in a sideways position, then that most likely is one of the major causes of ageing on your face. Sleeping on your side squashes your face into the pillow, causing wrinkles. That’s why they say that sleeping on your back is one the best ways to get up well-rested, feeling fresh and youthful.
Not using sunscreen everyday
“Think of sunscreen as the lock on the front door of your house, and antioxidants as the burglar alarm,” says Ranella Hirsch, MD, a board-certified dermatologist in Boston. “Locking the door is most important but locking the door and setting the alarm gives you extra protection.” Overexposure to UV rays is the main cause of premature skin ageing. To protect yourself from the sun’s harsh effects it’s important to wear your sunscreen even when it’s cloudy because clouds block as little as 20% of UV rays.
Eating sugar will accelerate ageing from the inside
That donut does damage beyond your waistline. Starchy, sugary foods—like white bread, ice cream, and potato chips—can cause all sorts of problems with your face, too. That’s because they spike your blood sugar levels, which can ignite inflammation and spur acne breakouts, says Dr. Zeichner.