Skin Care Tips

5 Really Simple Habits That Can Slow Down Ageing

Categories : Skincare

New Year’s Resolution: have naturally glowing skin, today and twenty years from now! Here are some things you can do to slow down ageing and have the best skin of your life.

Drink your vegetables

It’s hard to eat healthy when you’re busy and forced to live off delivery and cafeteria food. The quick solution: smoothies! You can make and drink one in minutes, and you get your daily dose of antioxidants and vitamins.  

There are tons of smoothie recipes out there, but here’s one that’s served in a famous Hollywood spa. They call it their “beauty smoothie” and is a favorite among their celebrity clients. Just blend mango + avocado + pineapple+ spinach + coconut water + frozen bananas. (This stuff is good — what a yummy way to slow down ageing.) You can also add spirulina or flaxseed.

It’s full of Vitamin C, carotenoids and healthy fats (which can make your skin supple) and is very hydrating. Drink it when your skin’s looking dry and dull!

Find an outlet for your stress

“Emotional upheavals can make your skin look 5 years older than your chronological age,” says New York City dermatologist and psychiatrist Amy Wechsler, MD, author of The Mind-Beauty Connection.

Stress makes your body produce more cortisol, which causes inflammation, breaks down collagen and trigger acne. Stop stress from building up by scheduling even just 30 minutes of “Me Time” away from work and social media!  Just focus on yourself and do something you enjoy!

Cut back on carbs

High sugar diets have been linked to lower collagen production. And we’re not just talking about chocolates and sweet desserts. Bread, noodles, rice – all staples of an Asian diet – have high carbohydrates.

You don’t have to cut out all carbs, just limit your portions and choose healthier carbs whenever you can. You can also download a food app to keep track of your daily carb intake. It’s easy to forget about “hidden sugars” in sauces, condiments or even your coffee!

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Reapply your sunscreen

You know the importance of sunblock, and you probably already apply it every day. However, even a high SPF sunblock won’t last the whole day. You need to reapply every 5 or 6 hours, even if you’re indoors. So you don’t ruin your makeup, use a sunblock spray.

Start investing in anti-ageing skincare

Do you know that your skin cell renewal process starts slowing down in your twenties? You may not see the lines and wrinkles yet, but you’re already producing less collagen and have a weaker moisture barrier. Habits like crash diets, late nights, drinking and smoking, or staying out in the sun can also speed up the ageing process.

Don’t wait for the first wrinkle to appear before you buy an anti-ageing line that can slow down ageing. Get natural but effective products that can boost your skin’sability to heal itself.

We’ve been loving Skinz Kaire’s anti-ageing line! This Singapore brand has been getting rave reviews for being both gentle but effective.

The Hydra Pro Lift serum has natural plant and floral extracts that lighten your dark spots and even out your skin tone. It’s very moisturizing, too! It contains sodium hyaluronate, which is like a moisture magnet that locks in water and plumps up your skin. Your pores and fine lines look smaller, and your skin feels so smooth and soft.

For more information about the product, click here.

The Stem Cell Revital Ampoule is packed with antioxidants and plant-derived stem cells that work together to nourish your skin. Think of it as your “skin architect” that helps build stronger skin cells and healthier skin. With regular use, your skin feels firmer and smoother. You’re also less prone to damage from the sun, pollution and other environmental stressors.

For more information about the product, click here.

Complete your anti-ageing skincare regimen with the Skin Perfecting Cream. The herbal essentials provide that extra moisturization. It soothes away itchness, tightness and redness and helps you wake up with radiant and rejuvenated skin.

For more information about the product, click here.