1. DO NOT ABUSE ALCOHOL
Alcohol despite its bubbly pleasures causes dehydration and skin damage. “You may as well spend a week at the beach in the sun without sunscreen if you go to sleep after a drinking bender without properly protecting your skin,” suggests a High School Musical diva.
Abusing alcohol will, over time, decrease the body’s ability to produce collagen and reduces skin’s firmness and elasticity, which will cause dry, sagging, wrinkled skin.
2. STAY OUT OF THE SUN
This one is a no-brainer, but if you must hit the beach use a high powered sun-block. “SPF 50 on my face and neck is a must and spf 35 on my body let’s me get a nice brownish tan,” suggests a former Mickey Mouse club alumna.
3. DON’T DRINK COFFEE
Caffeine is nature’s diuretic and coffee contains it in spades. It causes the body to get rid of necessary liquids and nutrients. Jesus-lovin’ Country music singers agree, “When I drink too much coffee, my teeth become noticeable stained and I can swear that the slight wrinkles around my eyes start developing into crows feet.”
4. EAT LOTS OF CITRUS AND VEGETABLES
Spinach and other leafy greens contains vast amounts of antioxidants that aid skin health. Citrus like oranges and grapefruit have vitamin C, which boosts the skin’s production of collagen. And collagen production is essential to skin elasticity, firmness and prevents the onset of premature wrinkling.
5. HAVE AT LEAST TEN GLASSES OF WATER
“I drink at least 10 glasses of water a day, and really notice that my skin looks dull, gray, and vapid when I don’t,” says a certain hotel-fortune heiress.
6. USE A NIGHT CREAM THAT CONTAINS RETINOL, VITAMIN C, & PEPTIDES
Using a night cream is the simplest yet most necessary part of your beauty routine. Choose a night cream with proven age-fighters like vitamin C, peptides, and retinol. These compounds applied at night will reduce the effect of aging and the environment on your skin. “Young men always approach me at clubs and at the gym thinking I’m 25. My night cream has allowed me to maintain my youthful skin. These boys obviously haven’t seen my movies from the early 1980’s and would never guess that I’m actually 45,” chuckles a member of Hollywood’s brat pack, who chose, astutely, to remain anonymous.
Author: Dr. Grace AngelThis author has published 3 articles so far.