Ageing comes to us all and there’s nothing that can stop the inevitable from happening. However, whilst you may find it hard to come to terms with that fact, there are many ways in which you can stop the signs of ageing for longer. Again, it’s not something that is going to prevent it completely but it’s definitely going to let you live out those youthful years a little while longer. With that being said, here are some tips for helping fight the signs of ageing.

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Find A Job That Brings You Joy

Firstly, it’s important to find a job that brings you joy. Why? If it brings you joy, then you’re going to get less stressed and you’ll feel like you’re not working a boring or difficult day job. Many of us can get stuck in job positions that we hate and as much as it can bring in the top dollar, it’s important to be happy. It’s not just about the job itself but it’s the time you spend doing the job in your lifetime. You spend a good chunk of your life in the workplace and so it’s essential you find something that really brings a lot of enjoyment and satisfaction.

If you feel as though you’re not in a job that brings you joy, how could you change that? Perhaps it’s the company you’re with and this is the thing that needs to change. Or it could be that you want a change of career, so it’s worth thinking about what other skills or passions you have. Life is too short to be stuck in a job that you don’t like.

Implement A Good Skincare Routine

A good skincare routine can help reduce the signs of ageing and to prevent them until a later stage. For more drastic action, you could always think of getting cosmetic procedures or surgery but this can often be expensive and in some cases, quite painful and may leave scarring. If you want to do things the natural way, then look at your current skincare routine. It’s up to you how much you do but if you’re able to do it, then the more products you have in variety and that you apply daily, the more of a difference it’ll make.

Moisturisers to wear in the day and during the night can be good for hydrating the skin and for protecting it. A good cleanser and toner are great for when you’re removing makeup or the dirt and bacteria that’s sitting on your face at the end of the day. An exfoliator, whether it’s a scrub or sheet mask, can be most effective at helping to remove dead skin cells from your face and body. Serums are good for deeper penetration and these can also be good for when it comes to reducing wrinkles and helping with scarring or damage to the skin.

The more you can incorporate, the better so use these examples as a guide to your own skincare routine. It’s also worth reading the benefits of manuka oil for your skin, as different oils can do wonders for the health and appearance of it.

Protect Your Skin From Sun Damage

Skin is a very sensitive and vulnerable organ, in fact, it’s the only organ to exist on the outside of the body. So with that being said, it’s important to take extra precautions to help keep it in good shape. One way to do this is when you’re out in the sun and your skin is being exposed to UV rays. It’s important to make sure that you’re wearing the correct SPF and sunscreen to protect your skin depending on how long you’re out in it for. Even when the sun isn’t shining, UV rays can still penetrate through the clouds, so it’s always worth applying an SPF to your face at least, even if that’s the only exposed part of your body.

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When buying an SPF, always be wary of the level of SPF, whether it be 5, 15, or 50. This will tell you just how long you can be in the sun until the SPF needs to be reapplied again in order to give you coverage. Neglecting to apply a sunscreen will not only burn your skin but it can also cause long-lasting damage that can age the skin a lot faster. You could also be putting your skin at risk of cancer.

Don’t Let Stress Control You

Stress can be something that can really bring you down in many ways. It can affect your physical health, it can affect you mentally and if you don’t control it, it can impact how old you look in appearance. From greying hair, stress lines on the forehead, and wrinkles around the eyes when trying to keep your eyes focused on the screen, a lot of the time, ageing can happen quicker the more stressed out you are.

It’s good to try and find ways of handling your stress and allowing yourself relief through different outlets. There are plenty of things that you can do to help combat your stress and that includes removing the thing that’s causing the stress. Sometimes though that might not be possible but you may be able to take yourself away from it for a while.

Stop Smoking Or Drinking Excessively 

Smoking or drinking excessively is not only going to do damage to your skin but it’s also going to do damage to the rest of your body. They’re both poisons and toxic in a way, for your body. Therefore, it’s worth trying to cut down on smoking or drinking too heavily, perhaps even cutting it out completely if you can. Often though, it can be quite an addictive habit to have, and therefore it might take a lot of time in order to reduce or get rid of it completely. Trust the process and when you see the results in your body and on your skin, it’ll make all that hard work, worth it.

Exercise More Often

Exercise is something that we’d all like to do more of, right? Well, it can be easier said than done as you grow older and have more responsibilities and perhaps less motivation to work out than you used to. If that’s the case and you’ve not worked out in a while, then try to find a way of easing yourself in slowly. Do exercise that you enjoy and work on building muscle, rather than anything else. When you build muscle, you help the skin to stretch and become more firm. That can help with keeping your skin looking youthful as a result.

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Eat Healthily

Looking at what you put into your body is something that can really help with the way your skin looks and feels. We all know that junk food tastes a lot better and that’s why it’s so bad for you and your skin if you have too much of it. It’s important that you try and eat healthily where you can but that’s not always possible. It’s ok to have your fair share of takeouts occasionally and to indulge in a bit of unhealthy food when you’re feeling it. However, it’s all about moderation and those greasy, fatty foods that aren’t so good for you, can end up causing a lot more skin problems. You can find the glow from your skin disappears and that it’s likely to have more breakouts.

Try to work on giving yourself some moderation when it comes to eating healthily. The more you can do to reduce the impact of ageing through food, the better. It might be worth keeping a food diary to track bad skincare days when it comes to food.

Give Yourself More Self-Care

Self-care is important and it’s something that we certainly don’t do enough for ourselves. We spend a lot of time on other people but never so much on looking after ourselves. A good way of being able to fight the signs of ageing is by doing more things to look after your skin and body. Have more pamper evenings where you take a bath or perhaps wear a face mask and relax in a body scrub for a while. Do whatever you can to help relax and pamper yourself through massages and anything that will help to stimulate and look after the skin. It’s important to take care of number one, yet it’s often something that gets missed a lot of the time.

Fighting the signs of ageing is a battle that eventually you won’t win. However, there are ways to help combat the signs of ageing so that you can enjoy that youthful glow and appearance a little longer. Use these tips to get the most out of your skin and to give it that boost it needs every so often. If anything, looking after your skin is the same as giving your body a bit of care all over. Spend more time caring for your body and mind is going to make the biggest impact on your skin’s appearance. 

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Claire Kirby

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