Aging is without a doubt one of our worst enemies. But, unless you have a Madonna-sized bank account or the Kardashians’ doctors on your speed dial, all you really need to cheat time a little is a whole lot of discipline.
As usual, we are most happy to help. Here’s a five-step guide to help you put the “anti” on ageing. Start now!
1 Don’t leave home without SPF
Rain or shine, SPF is a must before you leave the house. Yes, even you, young ones. It pays to start protecting your skin from the harm the sun is prone to do over time. Be diligent in your research as to how much SPF you really need. More is not always better — it varies from person to person, depending on factors like your skin type, age and the type of activity planned for the day.
2 Scrub a few years off
Exfoliate your face at least twice a week with a gentle scrub or a DIY peel to remove dead skin cells. Like polished silver, your exfoliated skin will flaunt a restored glow and radiance.
3 Moisturise, moiturise, moisturise
It is never okay to skip moisturizing. Not only do moisturizers hydrate skin but it can also protect your skin from further free radical damage. As you age, your skin becomes dull and uneven. To combat this, start incorporating moisturizers as a part of your daily regimen.
4 Beauty sleep
You may not realise it, but when you’re fast asleep, your body gets to work — regenerating, repairing and replenishing what the body spends during the day. So make sure you get your eight hours of sleep, and do so at regular hours. Making your body work shifts will only add to the stress.
5 Don’t forget your hands
Save your face with all your might, but if you don’t take equally good care of your hands, they are going to betray you. Treat your hands to some TLC as you would your face — apply hand cream regularly, use hand masks, go for hand massages and get a good manicure to keep nails and cuticles in good shape.
Pretty simple, isn’t it? Do you have any tips of your own on how to keep your skin looking young? Tell us and you might be rewarded.
SHARE YOUR TIPS AND WIN!
From April 26 to May 10, Glam Asia invited all you readers to share your anti-ageing tips for a chance to be one of six lucky winners of a Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense (30ml). Thank you all for sharing your tips through the comment box below — we’ve truly learned so much from them!
We have drawn our winners and they are:
1. Ling Yogurt
3. Linda Ngui Kui Kee
Congratulations! Please check your emails, a representative from Glam Asia will be in touch with you soon.