Fine lines are the inevitable result of a life filled with great beach vacations, big broad smiles and all-nighters you'll never forget. You might look at them and remember the good times, but let's face it, we don't always want to stare back at those crepey areas, do we?! If you're trying to look young, fun and free here are a few simple ways to get your glow on:
Get some ZZZZs: Lack of sleep will give you away when it comes to aging. When we don't sleep enough our bodies begin to produce cortisol—the stress hormone which can turn skin from WOW to waxy real fast. It also contributes to the breakdown of collagen and elastic tissue and we definitely don't want that. Additionally, when we don't sleep enough, our bodies don't produce human growth hormone, the hormone responsible for cell production—which leaves skin looking older and thinner. So make sure to head to bed at a decent hour and make the most of that shut eye.
Avoid straws: The old adage is true. Straws do encourage fine lines. In fact, any repetitive muscle movement will cause wrinkles. Even smiling or frowning for that matter. However, there's no need to stop smiling just yet. Using a powerful anti-aging moisturizer like eXO can support collagen and elastin production and keep wrinkles at bay.
Don't smoke: You may have had a few puffs decades back, but anything more than that will wreak havoc on your skin. Smoking restricts blood flow to the skin, making aging more apparent. Plus, each time you purse your lips to inhale, you're creating wrinkles via the repetitive movement.
Watch the UV rays:
Excessive sun exposure will age you—fast! eXO plays well with all sunscreens, but if you don't like the feeling of having sunscreen on your skin all day, invest in fabulous hats like this one from Janessa Leone.
Start an Anti-Aging Routine:
Starting an anti-aging routine preventatively is a great way to prolong your skin's youthful glow. Shopping for products that contain loads of vitamin C like Noni Oil
, phytochemicals (such as those found in plants like Kombu and Sea Lettuce) and sodium hyaluronate is a great place to start!