Tips to Slow the Ageing Process

Many women are concerned about ageing and can benefit from preventive treatment. Don't wait until you see a wrinkle or sunspot to start taking care of your skin. The sooner you start, the sooner you will reap the benefits. Here are some simple anti-ageing solutions you can start today.

Avoid intentional sun exposure

When you bare your beautiful skin to UVA and UVB radiation, it creates free radical cell damage. There is a breakdown of elastin and collagen, which are vital substances to help the skin look young, supple and healthy. The more you expose yourself, the more damage will accumulate over time. You might not see it right away, but as you get older, your skin will start to look older than its chronological age.

Wear sunscreen daily

You get more sun exposure on your skin by walking around on a daily basis than you do when you go on a yearly vacation. UVA radiation is always present, whether the sun is out or not. You might be under the impression that sunscreen is only for days when the sun is out or when you're on vacation, but it actually should be used daily. Find a moisturiser with an SPF 15 (or higher) broad-spectrum sunscreen. Make sure you apply the sunscreen 30 minutes before you go outside, as this allows it to have enough time to provide the maximum benefits to the skin.

No smoking

Cigarette smoke depletes many critical vital nutrients and vitamins that the skin needs to look amazing. One of the vitamins it depletes is vitamin C, which is essential for protecting and helping to repair the skin. Some of the long-term effects of smoking may include smoker's lines around the lips and ashen looking skin. Who wants that? There are no creams, sunscreens or magic wands that can undo the damage of cigarette smoking, so the best treatment is not to smoke.

Use products with antioxidants

Antioxidants help fight off free radical cell damage that can prematurely age the skin. They also may improve the health and glow of your skin. Some examples of useful antioxidants are vitamins A, C and E. If you want to get the most value for your skincare, find a moisturizer with these ingredients. Products that have antioxidants can benefit the appearance and health of the skin, including a reduction in signs of premature ageing.

Ageing prevention should be a consistent programme you do on a daily basis. You can't stop the ageing process, but you can definitely slow it down.