11 Ways To Reduce Premature Skin Aging


Protect your skin from the sun every day.

Every day, you should put sunscreen on all the skin that isn't hidden by clothes. Look for clothes with an ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) label to protect yourself better.


Apply self-tanner rather than get a tan.

When you get a tan, your skin ages faster than it should. This is true whether you get a tan from the sun, a tanning bed, or other indoor tanning tools. 


If you smoke, stop.

When you smoke, your face ages a lot faster. It makes your skin look dull and wrinkled.


Avoid repetitive facial expressions.

When you make a face, you tighten the muscles underneath it. If you contract the same muscles over and over for many years, these lines will stay. 


Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet.

Findings from a few studies suggest that eating plenty of fresh fruits and veggies may help prevent damage that leads to premature skin aging. 


Drink less alcohol.

Alcohol makes the skin feel rough. It makes the skin dry and, over time, hurts the face. We might look older because of this.


Exercise most days of the week.

A few studies have shown that mild exercise can improve blood flow and make the immune system stronger. In turn, this may make the face look more youthful.


Cleanse your skin gently.

Scrubbing your skin to clean it can make it red. When you irritate your skin, it ages faster. With gentle washing, you can get rid of dirt, makeup, and other things that can irritate your face.


Wash your face twice a day and after sweating heavily.

Skin gets irritated when you sweat, especially if you're wearing a hat or cap. You should wash your skin as soon as possible after you sweat.


Apply a facial moisturizer every day.

Moisturizer traps water in our skin, giving it a more youthful appearance.


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