5 products to help you look younger (if you want to)
Regardless of your sex, chances are the ageing process is somewhere near the top of your list when it comes to skincare. Sales of anti-ageing products now account for more than 40% of the entire skincare market.
If it’s not something that phases you then that’s the best news we’ve had all day and stop reading immediately so you don’t develop a complex.
What can you do you slow ageing ASAP?
Truth is, anti-wrinkle creams are the skincare equivalent of sticking plasters – if you really want to minimise the threat of fine lines, you need to take a more holistic and long-term approach by standing up to skin’s biggest enemies: sugar, smoking and sun damage.
Sugar is a no-no because it attaches itself to collagen in the skin, making it stiff and prone to wrinkling – only Homer Simpson can scoff doughnuts without ageing. Meanwhile, smoking starves the skin of essential nutrients.
Using a moisturiser with built-in sunscreen is the most effective way to minimise ageing caused by sun damage, but make sure you choose one that offers protection from both the sun’s UVB rays – the ones that burn you – and its UVA ones, which are present all year round and responsible for the bulk of skin ageing.
Bolstering skin from the inside is a good insurance policy, too – I’m a big fan of The Nue Co Skin Food + Prebiotic, which promotes gut health as well as good skin.
Fun fact: Royal Edinburgh Hospital researchers found having sex three times a week makes men and women look, on average, 4-7 years younger. And working out has a very similar effect!
And here’s what you should buy…
Here are our five favourite anti-ageing products…
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