Are you looking for ways to prevent wrinkles and turn back time naturally? Read on to find out our top five anti ageing tricks for younger-looking skin - you'll be surprised by number 4!
Tip # 1: Keep Hydrated
Aim to drink 2-2.5 litres of non-alcoholic fluid a day. Coffee, tea and soft drinks (in moderation) all contribute to keeping you hydrated as well as water because drinking caffeine-containing beverages as part of a normal lifestyle doesn't cause fluid loss in excess of the volume ingested. While caffeinated drinks may have a mild diuretic effect — meaning that they may cause the need to urinate — they don't appear to increase the risk of dehydration.
Tip # 2: Polish Your Skin
The reason we recommend body scrubs and body brushing is that they boost circulation to achieve glowing skin. You can make up a homemade scrub using this simple recipe: mix equal parts coffee grounds, honey and olive oil (about 3-4 tbsp of each) to make a thick paste, rub it into the skin, working from the ankles towards your heart in smooth, sweeping upward strokes and then rinse off.
Tip # 3: Get Your Glow Back
If you use heavy, matte foundation and powder, ditch them now! This kind of make-up suffocates your skin, seeps into lines and wrinkles, draws attention to facial hair and often makes you look older - the very result you're trying to avoid! A glowing face (neck and decolletage!!) starts with having a consistent daily skincare routine that involves cleansing and moisturising morning and night. The more care you take of your skin, the better it will look when you apply make-up! Speaking of which, as you get older, go for lighter formulations that are easy to blend, remember concealer is still your best friend and choose neutral colours that match your skin tone because deep shades around the lips and eyes can really accentuate ageing! Finally, don't forget to always use SPF on your face, neck and chest, and, of course, your hands!
Tip # 4: Breathe Easy
If you haven't tried meditation, you're missing out. It's free, easy-ish and delivers a powerful anti-ageing effect on the mind that will strip back the years! It has been shown to reduce the thinning of areas of the brain caused by ageing. Not only that, it improves memory, creativity, attention span and reaction speeds. You can start by simply sitting with your eyes closed and just focusing on your breathing - see our blog post on breathing for more tips on how to master the art of breathing. Key takeaway? Deep breathing has fabulous effects because 70% of all toxins are expelled when we breathe out!
Tip # 5: Treasure your Chest
Remember when we mentioned a consistent daily skincare routine before? Well, our key trick here is just simply that everything you do for your face, you should do for your neck and chest. From exfoliation to using that all-important SPF, use the same products with the same care and consistency!
At the end of the day, there's no pill or expensive anti ageing cream that will make us look 21 again, but by following these tips, we can age gracefully and fabulously. And that's the best anti-ageing pill there is!
For other ways to rejuvenate skin and age gracefully, contact our team at The Otto Clinic for a skin consultation regarding your skin concerns and the most suitable non-invasive aesthetic treatments - you'll get tons of useful information in the process!
Other Useful Links:
Mediation Apps: https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-meditation-apps/
Recipes for Homemade Skin Scrubs: https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/beauty/anti-aging/g32711085/diy-face-scrubs/