Elle Macpherson's 8 Amazing Anti Aging Rules
Posted by Rachael Wheeler in Hair, Skin Care, Body
Before you take that next selfie, STOP pouting. Not only is that duckface making you look ridiculous it’s also giving you wrinkles. Taking a sip through a straw? Better stop that too, all this pursing of your lips actually causes wrinkles. To minimize the signs of wrinkles in later years, it’s a good idea to master a few good habits early on. Elle Mcpherson is a great example of someone who has their anti ageing routine sorted and we’re about to share some of her top anti-ageing skin care tips with you. In your 20’s you may feel invincible, full of the vigour of youth and the glowing skin of a teenager, so why not keep this for as long as possible. By developing good habits now, your youthful glow will last a lifetime.
It’s never too early to start using Ageing skin care tips in your skincare routine, and this all starts with a good broad spectrum suncream. You may love sporting a healthy tanned glow but make sure you don’t get sun damage whilst you do it. Otherwise your skin will start to look like worn leather. Which is great for giving a handbag character, but not so great for your face. Save time by getting a multi purpose moisturiser that contains SPF such Eucerin Dermopurifyer Adjunctive Hydrating Care Spf 30 £9.25 will protect you against aging caused by the sun's UV rays and won’t clog pores.
Heads, Neck and hands are the three areas constantly exposed, so it’s only natural they age faster. So don’t forget to protect your neck and hands too. Use your facial moisturiser on your neck and hands tend to get dry quickly through regular washing so invest in a nourishing SPF hand cream that you can pop into your bag and slather on, on the go. Clarins Age Control Hand Lotion £18.50 is a super concentrated lightweight formula that goes a long way.
Repetitive muscle movements cause wrinkles. From frowning to smiling. Now we’re not saying show no emotion and stand like a robot (as personally I think my laughter lines add to my face). This problem is easily solved by using a retinol at night around the mouth and on the forehead, this is one of the best Ageing skin care tips to follow. Stop wrinkles forming in their tracks with Paula’s Choice Clinical Retinol Treatment £13.00.
Eye cream really is worth investing in. The skin around your eyes is the thinnest on the body, and sadly wrinkles tend to show up here first. Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energising Eye Cream £42.00 is so refreshing you won’t have any trouble adding into into your nightly skincare routine. Oh and as sunglasses protect against UV rays you have an added excuse to make like a Hollywood star and wear them all the time.
Eat well. We’re a big believer of a little bit of what you fancy does you good, so never deny yourself a pizza once in a while, but make sure you balance it out with plenty of antioxidants. Eat a diet rich in nuts, vegetables and fruits, as these are packed full of goodness that will make you glow from within. They also taste amazing so it shouldn’t be too hard to eat them.
You’ve all heard it but NO smoking. It decreases the blood supply to the skin, reduces the skin's ability to repair itself and therefore ages faster. Not to mention it causes a whole host of internal health problems.
Sweat it out. Exercise increases the blood supply to your skin, making it healthier, and is one of the best tips to get glowing skin. If you exercise outside a lot, remember to slap on a sweat resistant SPF to keep your skin in tip top condition whilst you train. I love this handy Lancaster Sun Sport Multi Protection Water and Sweat Resistant Cream and Stick SPF30 £11.60 as its small enough to pop in your pocket.
Stop those steamy showers. Hands up i admit i am the worst for this. I Love a shower so hot I can barely see the other side of the room for steam. However the heat strips your skin and hair of moisture. By 40 you have half as much hair as in your 20s so it’s worth investing in at a younger age. Use Ojon damage Reverse Restorative Hair Treatment Plus For Very Dry Hair £19.39 on your hair once a week and it won’t lose it’s lustre. For those who suffer from naturally dry hair, Ojon is a brand I highly reccommend, mix and match from their full range here.
So there you have it, 8 anti ageing skin care tips that can be easily incorporated with some tiny lifestyle tweaks. It's never too late to start doing to keep wrinkles at bay, and your skin and hair will thank you for it and retain their youthful glow well past your 20’s. If Elle can look 20 in her 50’s i'm definitely going to try this!
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