London: We all want to appear dapper as we age. And we all know someone who’s on-point from head to toe, defying aging with every step. So, what are their secrets behind looking so renewed and years younger than their actual age? As compiled from Health magazine and Huffington Post, experts reveal tricks to keeping your youthful glow with each passing year.
They skip the fancy skincare routine: Cut through the anti-aging aisle and focus on sunscreen. “If you use a sunscreen, retinoid, and moisturizer starting at age 20. Your skin will look much younger compared to someone who didn’t use them,” says dermatologist Lance Brown, clinical assistant professor of dermatology at New York University School of Medicine.
Keep Your Youthful Glow with Skincare
Applying SPF or sunblock every morning is a necessity, no matter how rainy or dark the weather, along with keeping cells plump and hydrated with moisturizer. Dermatologists consistently recommend just simple moisturizer and sunscreen because they essentially teach your skin to act young again, stimulating the collagen that prevents fine lines, he says.
They get a move on:
Whatever your motivation to work out — blowing off steam or losing inches off your waist — you can add one more to the list: maintaining your youth. A study on older adults shows that those who exercised functioned physiologically similar to younger people.
But this may keep you young on the inside, but what about the outside? “Your skin is the largest organ in your body, and the only one you can see. Anything good for your body is good for your skin,” says Brown.
While you may have heard warnings that specific workouts, such as running, can cause wrinkles and sagging from the up-and-down motion, Brown says that’s not the case. So, carry on with your running, dancing, and/or lifting.
They don’t hide behind the make-up:
If you have wrinkles, brown spots, and under-eye bags, you’re probably tempted to slap on a thick coat of foundation and powder all over your face. That technique backfires, says celebrity make-up artist Ashunta Sheriff. “Make-up can’t completely cover aging. More is not more,” she says. She advises not to cake it on, instead, build it by layering.
She likes starting with a blurring primer to disguise the signs of discoloration and hyperpigmentation. Top it off with a liquid foundation (it doesn’t settle into lines like heavier cream formulations, which is best for mature skin), dust your T-zone with translucent powder, and finish with a cream blush for a youthful, healthy glow sans the cakey, fake look. via tribune