Do

These things to delay ageing

  • Balanced Diet

    Maintain a balanced diet which includes foods rich in antioxidants.

    As much as possible, eat a diet filled with brightly coloured fruits and vegetables such as carrots and spinach, fresh berries as well as fish and nuts that contain Omega-3 fatty acids. On the other hand, cut down intake of foods high in fat and carbohydrates as they have been found to promote ageing of the skin.

  • DRINK PLENTY OF WATER

    As you age, fewer natural oils, decreased cell renewal and hormonal changes can all lead to dry and rough skin.

    Hence, it is important to drink plenty of water to keep the skin hydrated.

  • AVOID THE SUN

    Research has shown that the sun is the number one cause of wrinkles. If you must go out in the sun, do not forget to wear sunscreen.

    It will prevent wrinkles and protect you from skin cancer at the same time.

  • Get adequate sleep

    When you do not get enough sleep, the body produces excess cortisol, a hormone that breaks down skin cells.

    Sufficient sleep will help your body to produce more HGH (Human growth hormone), which helps the skin remain firm, elastic and less likely to wrinkle.

  • Sleep on your back

    Some studies have warned that certain sleeping positions may cause wrinkles to appear on your skin. For instance, sleeping on your side increases wrinkles on the cheeks and chin, while sleeping face-down gives you a wrinkled brow.

    To reduce wrinkle formation, sleep on your back.

  • Balanced Diet

    Maintain a balanced diet which includes foods rich in antioxidants.

    As much as possible, eat a diet filled with brightly coloured fruits and vegetables such as carrots and spinach, fresh berries as well as fish and nuts that contain Omega-3 fatty acids. On the other hand, cut down intake of foods high in fat and carbohydrates as they have been found to promote ageing of the skin.

  • DRINK PLENTY OF WATER

    As you age, fewer natural oils, decreased cell renewal and hormonal changes can all lead to dry and rough skin.

    Hence, it is important to drink plenty of water to keep the skin hydrated.

  • AVOID THE SUN

    Research has shown that the sun is the number one cause of wrinkles. If you must go out in the sun, do not forget to wear sunscreen.

    It will prevent wrinkles and protect you from skin cancer at the same time.

  • Get adequate sleep

    When you do not get enough sleep, the body produces excess cortisol, a hormone that breaks down skin cells.

    Sufficient sleep will help your body to produce more HGH (Human growth hormone), which helps the skin remain firm, elastic and less likely to wrinkle.

  • Sleep on your back

    Some studies have warned that certain sleeping positions may cause wrinkles to appear on your skin. For instance, sleeping on your side increases wrinkles on the cheeks and chin, while sleeping face-down gives you a wrinkled brow.

    To reduce wrinkle formation, sleep on your back.

Don't

Do these if you don't want ageing skin

  • Don't smoke

  • Don't over-wash your face

  • Don't squint or frown

  • Don’t be stressed

  • Don’t consume too much sweet food

  • Don't smoke

    Some research has found out that cigarette smoke ages skin by releasing an enzyme that breaks down collagen and elastin, important components of the skin.

  • Don't over-wash your face

    Tap water strips your skin of its natural barrier oils and moisture that prevent wrinkles. Washing your face too much also washes away protection.

  • Don't squint or frown

    Any repetitive facial movement such as squinting and frowning overwork facial muscles, forming a groove under the skin surface, which eventually becomes a wrinkle.

  • Don’t be stressed

    Stress will stimulate the production of certain hormones such as cortisol which decreases muscular tissues beneath the skin. This makes your skin thinner, wrinkled and old.

  • Don’t consume too much sweet food

    When sugar in foods breaks down and enters the bloodstream, it bond with protein molecules, which are building blocks of collagen and elastin, the fibres that support the skin structure. As a result, collagen and elastin become degraded and this in turn leads to sagging and wrinkles.

  • Don't smoke

    Some research has found out that cigarette smoke ages skin by releasing an enzyme that breaks down collagen and elastin, important components of the skin.

  • Don't over-wash your face

    Tap water strips your skin of its natural barrier oils and moisture that prevent wrinkles. Washing your face too much also washes away protection.

  • Don't squint or frown

    Any repetitive facial movement such as squinting and frowning overwork facial muscles, forming a groove under the skin surface, which eventually becomes a wrinkle.

  • Don’t be stressed

    Stress will stimulate the production of certain hormones such as cortisol which decreases muscular tissues beneath the skin. This makes your skin thinner, wrinkled and old.

  • Don’t consume too much sweet food

    When sugar in foods breaks down and enters the bloodstream, it bond with protein molecules, which are building blocks of collagen and elastin, the fibres that support the skin structure. As a result, collagen and elastin become degraded and this in turn leads to sagging and wrinkles.