Your skin is your body’s largest and most visible organ. Most of us assume that what we apply to our skin is the only way we can perfect it. Not so. While a proper skin-care regimen is most definitely important, the environment and some other surprising factors also play a major role in our skin’s appearance and how it ages.
So when your creams, lotions, and potions aren’t giving you a luminous, glass-like complexion, check out these tips to achieve perfection without touching your skin at all.
Believe it or not, the way you sleep does have an effect on the smoothness of your skin.
Sleeping on your side presses your cheek into the pillow and causes the skin on your chest to be scrunched, creating new or reinforcing existing wrinkles. Train yourself to sleep on your back as much as you can – it will keep skin as flat as possible.
Keeping a humidifier in your room helps to keep skin hydrated. Some evidence suggested that increasing the humidity can help alleviate existing skin conditions, such as eczema and dry skin.
At night, the skin is in repairing mode and can tolerate deeper hydration and thicker formulas.
Who hasn’t woken up with lines and creases running down the side of their face aka “sleep wrinkles?” You can fix this easily by ditching your cotton sheets for silk or bamboo ASAP.
Yea I know it a little expensive, it’s totally worth it!
By your early 20’s, your collagen levels start declining. Collagen is one component that keeps skinfirmand wrinkle-free.
There are plenty of ingestible collagen supplements you can take. You can toss some in your coffee, soup, smoothies or baked goods because it is tasteless and doesn’t change the texture of your food.
But it’s worth noting that more research isneeded on these ingestible supplements to prove their effectiveness.
Recent studies have linked air pollution exposure to skin ageing signs like pigment spots.
Indoor air can be up to five times worse than outdoor air. This has a huge impact on our skin, considering we spend the majority of our time indoors.
An air purifier can clear the air of pet dander, dust, pollen, bacteria, harmful chemicals and fumes from cooking and cleaning products, which can contribute to stubborn under eye circles, dull skin, loss of radiance, and even acne.