With Halloween fast approaching, we’re seeing more bats, ghouls, zombies and haggard witches. There are plenty of stock horror characters that we’d rather not look like, but the last is a disturbing one in particular. It’s important to grow old gracefully, but nobody wants wrinkled, pallid and dull skin if it can be prevented. Taking care of your skin is an important part of looking young, healthy and fresh. So how do you go about it?
Numerous factors affect the rate at which your face ages. If you use more expressions, you are likely to develop more lines as the years go by. Cosmetic procedures such as botox can help to prevent this. However, the main give away when it comes to age is the health and condition of your skin. Age spots, loose skin and dull skin can all be surefire giveaways of age. There are plenty of products out there that can help with this issues. Make sure to moisturise your face after washing it, both morning and night. This will make sure that it doesn’t become dry or flaky. Lightening creams can help reduce the appearance of age spots. However, a more effective approach could be laser removal of these areas of dark pigmentation. Make sure to wear a high factor sun cream on your face every day, regardless of whether it’s sunny or not. UV rays still penetrate clouds and will make your skin visibly age faster. By wearing a high factor sunscreen, you will prevent these spots from returning.
It’s Not Just About Your Face
The skin on the rest of your body is important too. Okay, it might not wrinkle to quite the same extent as the skin on people’s foreheads and around people’s mouths does. But a huge part of looking youthful and radiant is firm, tight skin on the body. How do you achieve this? Well, regular exercise will prevent the buildup of fat which will naturally cause skin to sag when you lose the weight. But lotions and creams can help too. Invest in a good body lotion to keep skin extra soft & firm. How you care for the skin on your body will change depending on your situation. If you are pregnant, your skin will stretch at a fast rate to accommodate for your baby’s growth. This can result in stretch marks. To prevent these, or reduce the appearance of stretch marks that are already established, many people opt for Cocoa Butter or Bio-Oil. These products moisturise and loosen the skin. They also reduce the angry redness so common to stretch marks. I’ve also heard that using a coffee scrub can help to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and cellulite, here’s a DIY recipe here for a coffee + mint option.
Always remove your makeup before going to sleep. If you don’t, you could wake up to a host of new spots and blemishes on your face. Your skin needs time to breathe. Makeup clogs the pores, which is okay for short periods of time. However, if you have makeup on your face for a solid 24 hours, chances are you’ll experience a pretty big breakout. I like to use this coconut micellar water from Pacifica to remove my face makeup, and I usually use coconut oil on a cotton round to take off my eye makeup. (I’ve heard that coconut oil also works as an all-over makeup remover!)
I hope you enjoyed the post and learned some helpful tips. What do you do to help you prevent skin nightmares? Let me know 🙂
Thanks for reading, as always <3