No one likes wrinkles. They make us shudder at all the things that might go wrong.
Wrinkles are a real concern for many different reasons, and they don’t just appear when you get older. Daily stress can also make it more likely that you will start to develop wrinkles. The good news is there are still ways to avoid the appearance of wrinkles.
Here are some helpful tips to keep your skin looking young for longer:
- Limit sun exposure
You’ve probably heard this one before: Premature aging is primarily due to overexposure to the sun, and wrinkles are just some of the visible signs. If you want to avoid wrinkles, then it’s recommended for you not to stay too long out in the sun. Prolonged sun exposure without applying sun protection lotion will degenerate the collagen and elastin fibers that help keep your skin elastic and firm.
- Wear a sunscreen
If you are from Singapore, you probably know that the weather tends to get very hot. That’s why it's best to wear sunscreen or sunblock to protect your skin from cancer and wrinkles. When choosing a sunscreen, consider its SPF, which stands for Sun Protection Factor. It's a measurement that shows the level of protection you can expect on a sunny day against sunburn. Opt for a sunscreen that offers at least SPF36 like our Nudy Veil. This moisturising base also acts as a primer to prevent makeup from melting.
- Drink plenty of water
Your skin is an excellent indicator of your overall health, and water plays a vital role in keeping it healthy. If you drink at least eight glasses every day, your skin is less likely to show signs of aging, including fine lines and wrinkles.
- Avoid smoking
People who smoke have been shown to age much more quickly on their skin than those who do not. Mainly because of the effect cigarettes have on an enzyme called collagenase, which controls collagen and elastin breakdown. As a result, smokers tend to have prematurely aged skin.
- Don't over-wash your face
Are you washing your face too often? If you’re guilty of this you might be washing away the natural oils in your skin, which help prevent the appearance of wrinkles. So, how often should you wash your face? The answer can also depend on your skin type. According to dermatologists, people with acne-prone skin should wash their faces twice a day (morning and evening). On the other hand, people with dry skin should wash and scrub their faces once a day in the evening.
- Get enough sleep
It's a lot easier said than done, but getting adequate sleep every night is going to make all the difference. A good night’s sleep helps prevent signs of aging, such as wrinkles. For one, there's a hormone produced while you sleep. That hormone is called human growth hormone (HGH), which helps keep skin look healthy, elastic, and less likely to wrinkle. It also keeps the sebaceous glands active and helps reduce acne breakouts.
- Sleep on your back
As you sleep, your muscles relax and contract every so often. The constant contraction and relaxation of the facial muscles cause wrinkle formation. Over time, these lines become etched into the surface of your skin. Sleeping on the side can increase wrinkles on the cheeks and chin while sleeping face-down can result in a furrowed brow. To reduce wrinkle formation, skin experts recommend sleeping on your back.
- Use a moisturiser
Some women spend so much time and money on anti-aging products that they often overlook the power of a simple moisturiser. Moist skin simply looks better, so lines and creases are far less noticeable. And that's where moisturising comes in. A good moisturiser that contains an anti-aging formula like our QuSome Moisture Rich Cream is the best way to moisturise your skin to ward off wrinkles.
- Apply Vitamin C
Vitamin C is one of the few vitamins that can improve skin health. It can help brighten dull skin, reduce inflammation, and even fade away wrinkles. Plus, studies show it protects against sun damage. Knowing how essential it can be, you’re probably wondering about the best topical vitamin C products to use on your skin. You can start with our C serum which contains a highly concentrated pure Vitamin C that comes with brightening and age-defying benefits.
- Consider Retinol
Retinol is a natural form of Vitamin A that can treat signs of aging. It can also be found in our QuSome Retino A, which helps reduce visible aging lines and improves the overall appearance of the skin, even the sensitive ones. It is also great for diminishing acne scars, minimising enlarged pores, and fixing uneven skin tone for a more flawless complexion.
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