Recently, a thread popped up on the social news site Reddit asking “To those who have aged well, what are your secrets? I’m 23 and already have a mature face. I want to look healthy and youthful as I age and want advice doing so” and it struck us, here at Pure Beauty, that asking people who’ve achieved good skin later in life are probably the best people to ask, so we thought we’d share some of the answers here with you:
One of the most commonly given answers to the question was sunscreen. Protecting your skin from the sun is so important, even more so with the environmental changes and longer summers we’re seeing now, and there are already people living to spread the good news about having done so from a young age.
Perhaps the second most common answer was keeping up your personal hydration levels with plenty of water. The guidance of “8 glasses a day” is now considered largely arbitrary as it can vary so much from person to person, but the general rule of thumb is that if your urine is very pale in colour, you’re probably adequately hydrated.
Generally speaking, a good diet is advised for maintaining your whole body, but it seems that staying away from processed foods and additives is a bonus for staying young. A few users said that they stay away from artificial sweeteners and fizzy drinks, while others swear by a shot of apple cider vinegar on a daily basis.
Bad news for those of us with kids – it’s generally agreed that as much sleep as possible will keep you looking younger for longer! If you do have kids, the advice of “sleeping when they sleep” could really help you. Also, remember to accept help when people offer it; if someone’s happy to watch your kids while you catch up on sleep, take it with both hands!
It’s a fact that dehydrated skin looks older than skin which has adequate hydration, and the youthful Reddit users know this. Find a moisturiser which is suitable for your skin type and use it twice a day for maximum results, and this will keep your skin looking plumped and hydrated.