The Ultimate Guide to Preventing Premature Aging

The Ultimate Guide to Preventing Premature Aging

While growing older can bring us so many amazing things, from invaluable experiences with our loved ones to the wisdom we gather throughout the years, there’s one aspect that nobody looks forward to - the changes that happen in our bodies as we age. While many of us may be on top of taking care of our muscles, joints and minds, the truth of the matter is that there is one area of our physical health that we often skip out on - our skin.

Just like joints become stiffer and achier as we grow older, our skin will begin to undergo many changes as we mature and grow. And for some of us, our skin will begin to show our age much sooner than we’d like due to a variety of lifestyle factors, also known as “premature aging.” This can lead to more prominent fine lines and wrinkles, less skin elasticity and dryer, uneven skin texture among other issues.

If you’re someone who’s at risk of premature aging or simply interested in gaining a better understanding of how to avoid it, we’re here to help. We’ve put together a quick list of some of the easiest ways to prevent premature aging in your skin to help get you started. Keep reading to discover more.

Top Ways to Prevent Premature Aging

If you do a quick Google search on how to prevent premature aging in the skin, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer number of results that pop up. With so many tips and tricks, where do you even get started? Never fear - we’ve narrowed it down to our favorite easy methods to help you along in your journey to maintaining your youthful, radiant complexion.

Say Yes to Sun Protection

We may sound like a broken record but we’ll say it again. Do not skip out on your sunscreen. Even if it’s a cloudy or cold day, it’s still important to put on sunscreen to keep your skin protected. While we may adore the warmth and radiance that comes with sunshine, there are hidden damaging elements of sun rays that can lead to premature aging known as “UV rays.” These rays cause external and internal damage to the skin with prolonged exposure, leading to uneven skin texture, irritated or sunburned skin and more visible fine lines and wrinkles. By slipping on an SPF, you can keep your skin protected from these damaging rays while still absorbing the warmth and happiness that can come with basking in the sunshine.

Avoid Alcohol and Keep Hydrated

While an occasional glass of wine won’t cause noticeable damage, drinking regularly has been linked to premature aging in the skin. This is due to the dehydration that occurs within the body when you drink alcohol as well as its natural ability to suppress nutrient absorption, both of which will cause sagging in the skin and more visible fine lines and wrinkles. If you do indulge in an adult beverage, make sure that you add enough water to counterbalance these effects.

Don’t Forget to Cleanse!

When you’re finally home after a long and stressful day at the office or out running errands for the family, it’s easy to just want to crawl into bed and not take the time to wash your face. However, this moment of laziness can prove to be detrimental to the look and feel of your skin, especially if it’s beginning to show subtle signs of aging. Makeup and debris on the skin can cause irritation and dehydration, leading to more prominent fine lines and wrinkles. By taking the 5 minutes to wash your face with a gentle cleanser, like our Skin Polish, you can easily remove these impurities and leave your skin looking and feeling fresh and clean.

Say No to Smoking

Along the same lines as drinking, smoking can cause immediate damage to the skin, leading to premature aging. When you smoke, this inhibits skin cells from absorbing necessary nutrients leading to greater skin cell death and breakdown of structures within the skin. This, in turn, will lead to a less radiant appearance, greater skin laxity and more visible fine lines and wrinkles.

Get Your Beauty Sleep

Sleeping is just so good for both mind and body. When you get a full night of sleep, your body will have rested sufficiently and taken the time to cycle through any toxins and make any necessary repairs, allowing it to feel and function at its best. When you get the right amount of sleep, cell death is slowed down, which will lead to less visible aging in the skin.

Mind What You Eat

Unfortunately, there’s no miracle diet that will provide an instant fix to aging skin. However, what you eat can play a critical role in the look and feel of your skin. If you eat unhealthy processed junk food, you might just see not-so-great changes in your skin, as you won’t be providing it with the nutrients it needs to fight premature aging. By ensuring that you’re eating a balanced diet with adequate protein and plenty of vitamins, you can set the tone for the perfect healthy base for your skin.

Keep an Eye on Stress Levels

In addition to making sure you get enough sleep to manage stress levels, keep a close eye on your stress levels in general. When you experience high levels of stress, your body will naturally release a hormone called ‘cortisol,’ which, in turn, works to counterbalance the stress. While this hormone is necessary to keep your body functioning at its best, exposure to too much cortisol can cause premature signs of aging, including greater skin laxity and dryness. If you’re feeling stressed, try practicing meditation or introducing another activity to help you better relax.

Amp Up Your Skincare Routine

We saved the best for last. One of the best ways of fighting premature aging is by simply leveling up your skincare routine. Whether you’re a newbie asking ‘how to use anti-wrinkle cream or a seasoned professional with 10 tried-and-true steps, having the right skincare routine and being consistent with it is one of the easiest and most rewarding ways to fight signs of aging in the skin. If you’re new to the game, we’d recommend starting things off with a gentle cleanser, invigorating serum like our Skin Revival Wrinkle and Scar Night Serum, soothing eye cream and lightweight moisturizer to get started. From there, you can add and remove products as needed until you create the perfect routine for your unique skin.

While there are so many things that come with growing older, the inevitable changes in the look and feel of our skin isn’t something that anyone is fond of. By planning ahead and making correct lifestyle choices, such as wearing SPF and avoiding smoking, you can work to prevent premature signs of aging and keep your skin looking and feeling it's best for many years to come.


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