Top Ten Age Defying Tips
Anti-ageing advice from an industry insider.
Dr. Maureen Allem, cosmetic doctor, anti-ageing specialist and founder of the Skin & Body Renewal Clinics, has compiled this essential guide to saving your skin from the tell-tale signs of aging.
1. Save your skin from the sun
The sun is the number one culprit when it comes to premature aging. Deep wrinkles, brown pigmentation spots and a leathery texture to your skin should be enough reason for you to opt for a fake tan and stay far away from the sun’s ruthless rays.
2. Say no to nicotine
Smoking not only reduces the levels of collagen in your skin, but it also causes dull skin, and increases wrinkles around the eyes and mouth.
3. Up the anti-oxidants
Green tea, whole grain foods and fresh fruit and vegetables will both slow down the aging process AND burn abdominal fat.
4. Hello H20
Make sure that drinking the recommended daily amount of water becomes part of your routine. Without water skin cells dehydrate and essential anti-aging nutrients cannot be delivered to your system.
5. An anti-aging supplement a day keeps the wrinkles at bay
A daily anti-aging supplement with high levels of Omega 3, Ubiquinol, Vitamin C and Vitamin E will maintain the structure and fluidity of cells and moisturise the skin from within.
6. Exfoliating and moisturising go hand-in-hand
While a rich moisturiser applied day and night will do wonders for your skin, it cannot reach its full potential without an exfoliation session twice weekly. Exfoliation equals fresh, healthy skin that will effectively soak up the moisture provided.
7. Get to the gym
Exercising increases the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to your skin cells, so get moving!
8. Sleeping beauty
You may be resting, but your skin will still be working. During sleep your body releases growth hormones, which stimulates cell turnover.
9. Stop stressing
Stress is your body’s way of telling you to take it easy, as it is a feedback mechanism to make you aware that your emotions and insights are unbalanced. Yoga, deep breathing, long walks; find something that helps you unwind and practice it.
10. Get a head start
Banish any early signs of wrinkles with small bouts of botox and fillers. By nipping it in the bud you prevent any further wrinkles from forming and will alleviate the need to use major quantities later in life.