Our skin is something that a lot of us, sadly, take for granted. Especially while we’re young. However, what we seem to fail to realize is that if we don’t give our skin the TLC it deserves, it will come back to bite us later in life. We hear a lot of different things about skin care and the best ways to keep our skin looking as youthful as possible. Something that can make knowing what to believe and listen to a little tricky.
Is coconut oil really the best facial moisturizer? Does eating chocolate cause premature aging? There are so many things that we are unsure about. The good news is that instead of umming and erring about what’s best for our skin, we can opt to follow what those in Hollywood do. I mean, do you ever see an older celebrity that looks her age? No, and that’s because Hollywood has got all the best secrets to looking youthful for as long as possible.
Want to know what these are? Then, keep reading, as all is about to be revealed.
Cut your sugar consumption
We’ve all heard the rumours that sugar causes premature aging but are they true? The sad fact of the matter is that yes, munching on chocolate on a daily basis won’t do your skin any good. This is because when sugar breaks down and enters the body, it bonds with the protein molecules in the blood. This includes the ones in collagen and elastin. This means that glycation occurs which causes the affected molecules to no longer work, leading to the skin aging more quickly.
While you shouldn’t eat too much processed sugar, it’s worth noting that natural sugars aren’t as bad. You may have noticed that a lot of celebrities swear by raw chocolate, this is because it’s much better for your skin than normal chocolate. Why? Because it’s free from processed sugars and has a much lower amount of sugar in it.
Keep your weight healthy
When you gain weight, your skin tends to look smoother and less wrinkled. This is caused by fat under the skin. However, gaining weight causes your body’s levels of insulin to increase, which in turn can damage collagen. Without collagen, our skin is much more prone to wrinkles. Look at all of Hollywood’s greatest leading ladies and you will notice that most of them make every effort to keep their weight at a healthy level. This is because they know the damaging effects that weight gain can have not just on your health, but also on your skin.
With this in mind, it’s important to be conscious about what you’re putting into your body. If you want skin that stays looking young for as long as possible, it’s crucial to be smart about what you eat. Aim to stick to a diet that’s as low in fat as possible, to ensure that your body and skin stay looking and feeling good. Take inspiration from the diets that your favorite celebrities swear by.
Start your anti-aging skin care routine in your 20’s
A mistake that a lot of us are making is not starting our anti-aging skin care early enough. The truth is aging starts in our mid 20’s, which means that by the age of 25, we should be using anti-aging products. Or at least, an anti-aging eye cream. The skin under the eyes is the most wrinkle-prone area because of how sensitive it is. That’s why even if you’re not going to use anti-aging products anywhere else, it’s crucial to use them under and around your eyes. Unless, of course, you want to develop crow’s feet?
Using a face cream that has collagen in it is a great option for in your 20’s. It helps to prevent aging without being too much for your young skin. Avoid stronger creams and products, like those containing retinol until you’re in at least your 40’s.
Wear sunscreen every day
The celebs might live in the sun, but they’re smart about protecting themselves. Anyone who’s ever seen a dermatologist knows that the number one cause of premature aging is sun damage. That’s why it’s so essential to take protecting yourself seriously, regardless of your age or skin tone. Don’t be fooled by bad weather, even on cloudy, cold days, the sun’s UV rays can still damage your skin. So make sure that every day, before applying your makeup, you’re putting on SPF protection.
You might want a beautiful tan but whatever you do, don’t use sunbeds. Not only do these make you more prone to cancer but they also make your skin twice as prone to premature aging. That’s regardless of whether you’re wearing sunscreen. No need to panic, though, you can still tan, you’ll just need to use fake tan, that’s all.
Get touch ups
Okay, so not all anti-aging secrets are natural. A lot of celebrities choose to have cosmetic surgery to ensure that they stay looking younger for longer. The good news is that cosmetic surgery from Perimeter Plastic Surgery and other clinics is now much more affordable. It’s also much quicker, less painful and more effective. There are plenty of options for making your skin look more youthful. From quick fixes like Botox to more invasive procedures like facelifts.
Not everyone is a fan of cosmetic surgery. However, if you want to stay looking younger for longer, it’s a great option. Of course, eating right and using the right products help to keep your skin looking flawlessly youthful. Sometimes, however, you need a little extra help.
Never wear your makeup to bed
One celebrity that you can ignore is Kim Kardashian, who famously wears makeup to bed. This is a big no-no. The dirt, grime and oil from the day can get stuck under your makeup and cause free radical damage to your skin. This, in turn, makes your skin weaker and more prone to early onset aging. That’s why it’s so important to always remove your makeup, before going to bed.
So there you have it, everything that Hollywood’s leading ladies swear by when it comes to achieving more youthful skin.