Sagging skin, fine lines, and wrinkles are all common signs that we are getting older and for most of us, we will do anything in our power to stay looking young for longer. Many of us are particularly concerned about the loss of elasticity that can occur in our skin as we get older, making it look saggy and not as firm as it was during our youth.
However, youthful looking skin as you get older doesn’t have to be an unachievable dream, and instead making a few lifestyle changes, and by taking more care of your skin, you can keep it looking firmer for longer. So, here are our top tips on how to keep your skin firm and looking youthful no matter how old you are!
Protect your skin from the sun
One of the best tips we can give you to help you look after your skin and keep it firmer for longer is to always protect it from the sun. Many people underestimate the damage that the sun rays can do to both your skin, as well as your overall health. You should remember that your skin acts as a barrier between you and everything that you are exposed to on a daily basis.
Therefore, you need to protect your skin from the sun by always wearing SPF. This is because exposure to sun rays can cause significant damage to your skin, and lead to premature signs of aging. These include wrinkles, and sagging skin. We recommend that you apply a SPF 30-50 daily, even if it is an overcast day. Protecting your skin from the sun will help to maintain its elasticity and keep your skin looking firm.
To keep your skin looking firm and youthful you should always moisturise your skin, both on your face and the rest of your body. Applying moisturiser is like giving your skin a big drink of water, and it is that moisture you need to prevent your skin becoming dry and becoming saggy. Naturally, as we get older, our skin starts to become dry, so using an added boost of moisturiser is an essential. Look out for moisturisers that include ingredients that will benefit your skin, such as those rich in vitamin e and hyaluronic acid, as they will prevent the signs of aging from developing.
Always stretch after working out
If you are looking to keep your skin looking firm as you get older than it is important that you don’t neglect the other areas of your skin, instead of just focusing on your face. For example, the skin on your arms and legs can also start to sag as you get older, so protecting those areas are just as important.
Therefore, it is crucial that you always stretch out your body after taking part in exercise, so that you can relax and untense your muscles. Otherwise, you may find that your skin starts to sag in those areas as you get older. There are also massage therapy tools that you can use, which uses vibration technology to reduce muscle tightness and keep your skin looking firm. Pulseroll has muscle recovery equipment available that is a great way to target areas of your skin, and increase your flexibility, which will help to stop skin from appearing saggy.
While always applying moisturiser is a great way to provide your skin with the moisture it needs from the outside, you also need to keep the rest of your body hydrated from the inside. Drinking enough water and keeping your body hydrated is crucial for your overall health, as your body needs water to function at full capacity. Yet staying hydrated also plays a huge role in the appearance of your skin, and can even boost the skin’s elasticity.
Have a skincare routine suited to your skin
When it comes to finding the right skincare products for your skin you may feel slightly overwhelmed. This is because everyone’s skin is different, so skincare recommendations from your friends and family may not work as well for you. Therefore, we recommend you take the time to seek professional advice on the sort of skin type you have and the products you should be using. Remember that finding the perfect skincare products for you will require some trial and error, but once you have the right routine in place you will be able to protect your skin and keep it looking firm and young.
By making a few changes to your lifestyle choices and taking care of your skin, you can protect your skin from everything it is exposed to throughout the day, and keep it looking firmer, and you looking younger for longer!