Wrinkles are a natural sign of advancing in age; in consequence, it shouldn’t be a reason for worry that facial expressions bring about fine lines on your face. But, if you really want to maintain a youthful glow for a long time, you can do a few things that slow down the aging process.
Use sunscreen even during winter
Protection from the sun is the best weapon against signs of aging. Even when it’s not sunny and hot, UV rays penetrate through the clouds and damage the skin, causing wrinkles, spots and loss of elasticity. These effects can be avoided by using a sunscreen with SPF 15 or 30 every day.
Not only do sunglasses have a strong aesthetic effect, but they also slow down the formation of fine lines around the eyes. When you wear sunglasses, you are not forced to squint in order to avoid sunrays, and thus have wrinkles forming around your eyes, an area that is sensitive to UV rays. In addition, sunglasses protect the eyesight and the eyelids.
Don’t rub your eyes
When you rub the delicate skin around the eyes, all you do is forcing it to stretch. The skin around the eyes is the most sensitive area on your face, and, at the same time, the less elastic and the most susceptible to expression lines. Keep the skin around the eyes well hydrated by using a gel specially developed for this area.
Don’t neglect the skin on the neck, cleavage and hands
It is said that the skin on the hands shows someone’s real age. Use anti-aging and hydrating creams or serums on your neck, cleavage and hands.
Maintain a rigorous sleeping routine
You have you heard the term ‘beauty sleep’, haven’t you? Sleeping enough is crucial for the health and youthfulness of the skin at any age, because during sleep the skin recovers faster. A chaotic sleep pattern leads to a hormonal imbalance, and has an inflammatory effect, which is one of the causes for aging.