Top Ten Ways to Stop Your Face from Aging
ging. It’s something that is as much of a reality as any part of life, but something that so many people aren’t comfortable with.
As we close out our 20s and go through our 30s and beyond, real physical effects start to become more noticeable. Perhaps we get our first wrinkles, or bags under our eyes.
Whatever the case may be, you don’t have to simply live with it. You can take steps to turn back the hands of time. Here now are ten ways to stop your face from aging.
10) Drink More Water
We get it. Getting your recommended daily intake of H2O is tough. But when it comes to looking younger, it’s worth getting in those eight glasses.
According to the U.K. Daily Mail, water flushes toxins from the vital organs, carries nutrients to cells, provides a moist environment for ear, nose and throat tissues, and eliminates waste.
9) Ditch the Bar of Soap
Ah, the old bar of soap. It seemed like it was in our showers from day one, and we didn’t think we needed to wash our face with anything else.
How wrong we were.
According to the digital health company Sharecare,
men should avoid soap on your face because it is a harsh surfactant which indiscriminately removes good lipids as well as dirt and sebum (a naturally occurring lubricant of the skin).
There are so many benefits to exercise that we’d need a three-volume compendium to discuss them all. However, for our purposes, it’s worth noting that yes: exercise does reduce signs of aging.
7) Avoid Stress as Much as Possible
In this fast-paced world of ours it’s near impossible to avoid stress altogether, but if you can reduce stress as much as possible, the science shows your skin will reward you.
There is science behind stress aging you. Per Psychology today:
Chronic stress accelerates premature aging by shortening DNA telomeres. A wide range of studies has shown that the stress caused by things like untreated depression, social isolation, long-term unemployment, and anxiety attacks can speed-up the aging process by shortening the length of each DNA strand.
Stress can be countered. Meditation and yoga are just two of many ways to help relax. And, if your stress is reaching the level of a mental health problem, reach out to your medical professional to be sure and get the help you need.
6) Use a Moisturizer
Going back to the bar of soap, we figure a lot of the same bros who stuck faithful with the bar of soap may have been the same bros who haven’t tried a moisturizer. But trust us, it’s totally worth it.
According to the University of Tennessee Medical Centre, “Daily moisturizing is vital for healthy skin.” The Centre goes on to say that moisturizing helps skin stay young, noting:
The skin on your face, ears, neck and chest are very sensitive to environmental changes and are the most frequent areas of the body known to develop skin cancer. These areas of skin also shed cells more rapidly than other parts of the body and therefore need moisture to repair itself, which allows for younger skin cells to rise to the surface. Also, the massaging affect that is used when applying lotion helps stimulate blood circulation and new cell generation.
So bros, no need to be afraid of something new. A moisturizer is key in the fight against aging. (Read more for our recommendation on a proven moisturizer)
5) Eat Vitamin-Rich Food
We promise to avoid the overused to death cliché “you are what you eat”, but nonetheless, diet has an impact on so many things, and healthy looking skin is one of them.
The effects of a healthy, high-vitamin diet, were studied at the Dessau Medical Centre in Germany. There, researchers concluded, “Fruit and vegetables consumption may represent the most healthy and safe method in order to maintain a balanced diet and youthful appearing skin.” No surprise, fruits and vegetables are vitamin-rich.
So, next time you sit down to the dinner table, sneak a few extra veggies onto your plate. With breakfast, try adding some fruit on the side. Your skin will thank you later.
4) Don’t Skip Out on Sleep
Sleep—the great recharging of the human body. Every night our body yearns for it, and if we don’t get enough, we show the effects the next day.
But besides replenishing us, proper sleep is also imperative for keeping skin looking younger. According to Sleepscore Labs:
Both deep and REM sleep have been linked to cell and tissue repair, so getting great shut-eye can give your skin an extra boost. Collagen is made while you snooze, so getting more sleep can also help fight the appearance of wrinkles.
One of the most common complaints with aging and skincare is bags under the eyes. Again, Skincare Labs says sleep can be a solution, stating:
And what about those bags under your eyes? Chances are, if you didn’t get enough sleep the night before, they’re slightly bigger—and maybe darker. Instead of relying on that concealer stick for those dark bags, get some extra sleep to help reduce that swelling, discolored look your eyes get when you’re short on rest.
3) Limit Alcohol and Caffeine
Don’t worry, we said “limit” and not “eliminate”. Everything in moderation after all. We’re not trying to deprive you of the morning cup of coffee. Or that Friday after-work cocktail.
But too much alcohol and caffeine can be problematic for your skin. “Alcohol accelerates skin aging”, says Colin Milner, CEO of the International Council on Active Aging. “Wrinkles, puffiness, dryness, red cheeks and purple capillaries – heavy drinking can add years to your face. Alcohol dehydrates the entire body, and that includes your skin.”
Alcohol is not the only culprit in adding years
2) Make Sunscreen Your Friend
Looks like our moms were onto something when they chased us down on summer days to get us to put on sunscreen.
Australian researchers conducted a study, cited by CNN, that found that regular sunscreen use protects against photoaging: the wrinkling, spotting and loss of elasticity caused by exposure to the sun's ultraviolet radiation.
In the study, more than 900 participants were followed for four years. Some were told to use sunscreen daily and instructed in proper use, including reapplying sunscreen after being outside for a few hours, after going in the water or after sweating heavily. The other participants were given no directions regarding sunscreen use.
Damage was measured on a scale from 1 to 6, with 1 signifying no damage and 6 meaning skin with severe aging. Participants were given a score at the start of a four-year period and another score at the end; those who used sunscreen daily were 24% less likely to show increased signs of aging, researchers found.
So, lather up! Prevent burns, prevent skin cancer, and keep looking younger.
1) Use a Proper Skincare System That’s Free of Parabens and Tailored to You
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One of the main reasons for the creation of BROmance was simplicity. We saw other skincare companies who told bros they needed to use upwards of ten products multiple times a day—they had a skin routine that lasted longer than some tv shows!
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