1. Drink plenty of water.
We don't need to lecture you on the importance of keeping yourself and your skin hydrated, we're sure you already know that by now. But did you know that you can also opt to 'eat' your water instead? Since we know it can be challenging to drink 2.5 liters of water daily, especially if you're constantly on the go (or stuck in Manila traffic), we have good news for you. According to Dr. Howard Murad, creator of the world-famous skincare line, the water in fruits and vegetables has nutrients, and stays longer in the cells.
2. Improve your diet.
We often hear people saying "You are what you eat." Well, you look what you eat, too. If you continue to eat all the fried food in the world well into your 30s, not only will it reflect on your body but your skin as well. In order to preserve your youth and keep the wrinkles at bay, stock up on the following items the next time you hit the grocery. (via WebMD, Oprah.com)
- green tea
- brussels sprouts
- fish (especially salmon)
- lean beef
3. Have your eyes checked and get glasses if needed.
Another sign of aging could be developing poor eyesight. You may slowly have difficulty focusing your eyes on things that are near you, which leads you to squint, which then causes wrinkles. Remember, the skin around our eyes is more sensitive than the rest, so imagine all those fine lines squinting will create.
If you've started to experience this, immediately get your eyes checked by a professional. Not only will it be good for your tired eyes, it will also prevent lines around this delicate part of your face.
4. Don't wash your face too much.
A WebMB features reveals that, according to dermatologists at the University of Maryland Medical Center, tap water strips skin of its natural barrier oils and moisture. Washing them away more than you need to will leave your skin unprotected, leading to premature aging.
5. Get enough sleep...and sleep on your back.
A lot rides on how your body is positioned while you sleep. According to Reader's Digest, sleeping on your side can help greatly if you have sleep apnea, while choosing to sleep on the left can alleviate heartburn symptomes. For the purpose of reducing the appearance of wrinkles, it is recommended that you sleep on your back. (It's also best for those who experience back pain.) While you're at it, make sure to regularly wash your sheets, and if you can afford it, go for silk ones for the ultimate anti-aging ritual.