Your Skin Does Not Lie!
Anti-aging is a multibillion dollar business. Lotions, creams and serums all promise to combat the natural decline of protective oils in our skin as we age. But more important than what we put on our skin are the lifestyle choices we make.
How to look younger and save money in the process:
- Break Up With The Sun – Ninety percent of wrinkles are caused from sun exposure. Only about 10 percent are genetic. Wear sunscreen that is ‘broad-spectrum’ with an SPF of at least 30.
- Quit Smoking – Smoking isn’t just bad for your heart and lungs. It causes lip lines, crow’s feet and even some skin cancers. It can make infection and scars, including acne scars, more likely also.
- Shut Down Your Sweet Tooth – Sugar attacks collagen and elastin, causing wrinkles and sagging skin. Instead eat fruits, vegetables and good fats like those found in salmon.
- Get Your ZZZZZs – Your skin repairs itself while you sleep. People who skip their seven to eight hours have more fine lines, uneven skin coloring and less skin elasticity. Settle on a position that reduces pressure on your face.
*Adapted from Better You (January 2018)