The sun plays a major role in prematurely aging our skin. Other things that we also can age our skin more quickly than it naturally would.

Here are the following tips for you to prevent premature skin aging:

1. Protect your skin from the sun every day. You can protect your skin by seeking shade, covering up with clothing, and using sunscreen that is broad-spectrum, SPF 30 or higher, and water-resistant.

2. Apply self-tanner rather than get a tan. Every time you get a tan, you prematurely age your skin.

3. If you smoke, STOP. Smoking greatly speeds up how quickly skin ages. It causes wrinkles and a dull, shallow complexion.

4. Avoid repetitive facial expressions. When you make a facial expression, you contract the underlying muscles. If you repeatedly contract the same muscles for many years, these lines become permanent.

5. Eat a healthy, well-balanced nutritious diet. A diet containing lots of sugar or other refined carbohydrates can accelerate aging so eat more fresh fruit and veggies along with your whole food meals.

6. Drink less alcohol. Alcohol is rough on the skin. It dehydrates the skin, and in time damages the skin. This can make us look older.

7. Apply a facial moisturiser every day. Moisturiser traps water in our skin, giving a more youthful appearance.

For more wellness advice please contact Brigitta on 0450 282 452.

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