Aging gracefully is important but that doesn’t mean you have to embrace it early. In fact, there is absolutely nothing wrong with living your life in a way that you postpone those signs of aging as long as absolutely possible. This is particularly in terms of things like your skin and your hairline.
Indeed, if you want to slow down the development of wrinkles and hold on to your hair—and, let’s be honest, look your absolute best—there are a few things you can do in your daily behaviors to slow the signs of aging. As a matter of fact, we now have the medical technology to supplement natural remedies and strategies so that nobody has to age prematurely if they do not want to.
And, truly, who really wants to age prematurely?
Here are a few Clinique Mediluxe tips, then, to help your skin age appropriately, and when the time is right.
TIP #1: Get Adequate Sun
Read that correctly. Health experts will tell you to stay out of the sun if you want to avoid skin cancer but they will also tell you that the sun is the most abundant (and real, the only) natural source of Vitamin D we have. So which one is correct?
Well, they both are. It is important to get an adequate amount of sunshine but also important that you protect your skin (and eyes) from dangerous ultraviolet (UVB) rays. So get outside but just remember to wear sunscreen (and sunglasses) so that you reap the benefits and not the risks of sun exposure.
TIP #2: Stop Smoking
This is a no-brainer but, seriously: quit smoking, already. Sure, we don’t really know, exactly, just how much smoking affects the skin on a long term basis but smoking is bad for you; and we do know that smoking prematurely ages the body. Cigarette smoke releases enzymes in the body that breaks down collagen and elastin: you need both of these if you want to have healthy—and young looking—skin.
TIP #3: Get Some Rest
It seems that every year there are more and more studies about the importance of getting enough sleep. Of course, scientists can’t seem to agree exactly how many hours is enough but the bottom line is that sleeping is when your body repairs itself and when you reset from all your stress. If you don’t get enough sleep, your body produces more cortisol and this breaks down skin cells (which actually makes you look more tired than you are).