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No matter your age, there are a multitude of ways you can make sure your skin stays young, fresh and bright. The best news? They don’t involve surgery, which is a win for needle-phobes.
Here are six sure-fire ways to slow down the ageing process on your face. And trust me – they all make a difference.
1. Get eight hours of sleep a night.
Not getting enough sleep at night will fast-track the ageing process – especially on your face. Repeatedly having a poor night’s sleep can make us look older than we are. Even having just six hours of sleep a night, instead of the recommended eight, can double the amount of fine lines and wrinkles on the face and trigger permanent premature ageing of the skin.
Another tip when sleeping is to use a satin or silk pillowcase (instead of cotton). Your face will slide against the satin pillowcase instead of “pulling” against it (bye bye, fine lines).
2. Don’t skip your neck in your beauty routine.
Your face and neck are always on show and yet we generally only take care when looking after the former. Don’t skip your neck in your beauty routine because the skin on that area is just as thin as your face.
Spending time and money on making your face look amazing will mean nothing if your neck looks 10 years older. So look after it with the same level of care.
3. Wear SPF. Every. Day.
Unless you have been living under a rock, you will know that UV rays are one of the biggest culprits when it comes to prematurely aging your skin. So wearing sunscreen every single day is a must if you want to protect your skin.
Apply sunscreen first (on your face as well as your neck), then moisturise and add your foundation over the top. Better yet, buy a two-in-one. SPF 30+ is preferable.