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10 tips on how to get younger looking skin

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Apart from being a necessary part of life, ageing is something to celebrate. While it can be strange to see our skin change as visible signs of ageing appear, those signs are the wonderful byproduct of a life lived to the fullest.  

Visible signs of ageing are a common skin concern, and you may wonder how to get younger looking skin. Luckily, there are ways to maintain the skin’s radiance well into our golden years.

Ageing skin structure

Ageing skin explained

Our skin begins to change at around age 25 due to several factors which can be divided into two main categories: 

  • Internal factors: Internal factors both natural and inevitable. These factors are caused by chronological ageing and genetics. 
  • External factors: These factors are caused by our environments and include things like sun exposure, diet and smoking.
While internal factors are inevitable, external factors can be controlled within a holistic approach to prevention.
Skin ageing effects each layer (1. Epidermal layers, 2. Dermal layers, 3. Subdermal layers) of the skin in a different way.

Learn more about the factors that affect ageing here.

How to get younger looking skin: Skincare

With advancements in dermatological science, skincare is getting increasingly better at making our skin look younger. A breakthrough in this field has been the discovery of epigenetics and how it impacts ageing skin.

Epigenetics is the study of how your behaviours and environment can cause changes that affect the way your genes work.

Unlike genetic changes, epigenetic changes are reversible. Specifically, regarding ageing skin, our youth genes can get deactivated because of epigenetic changes. 

Eucerin’s breakthrough epigenetic innovation, the Hyaluron-Filler Epigenetic Serum, harnesses the power of patented Epicelline to reactivate the skin’s youth genes and reduce signs of ageing, keeping the skin looking young. This anti-ageing serum works by; reactivating the genes that keep us looking youthful, rejuvenating the skin cells while reversing and preventing epigenetic changes.

Do anti-wrinkle creams work?

This is a highly debated topic, and the answer varies from person to person. The efficacy of your anti-ageing products will depend on the formulation of your product and your skincare routine. 

Products that include ingredients with known anti-ageing properties, such as Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C, are much more likely to reduce signs of ageing and keep your skin looking young. 

An appropriate anti-ageing skincare routine is also key to meeting your skins needs and maintaining its health.

How to get younger looking skin: Lifestyle tips

There are several simple lifestyle and skincare changes that can be made to maintain your skin’s youthful appearance.

1. Use sun protection

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Prolonged sun exposure can cause premature ageing

Sun protection is one of the most effective ways to keep the skin looking young as well as care for ageing skin. Exposure to the sun’s UV rays and HEVIS light is the main contributor to hyperpigmentation and photoaging (sun induced skin damage). The UV rays of the sun can seriously harm skin by burning it and causing DNA changes at a cellular level, resulting in wrinkles and decreased elasticity. Over time, this can cause skin to age prematurely and make it look older than it is.

Eucerin’s Sun Protection range defends against UVA and UVB rays as well as HEVIS light, to offer complete protection against sun-induced skin conditions.

2. Treat hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation appears as dark patches on the skin and can make someone appear older as an uneven skin tone is often associated with ageing. Dark patches from factors like sun damage and acne scars can also make fine lines and wrinkles more noticeable. 

To reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation, Thiamidol is clinically-proven to reduce areas of hyperpigmentation and prevent them from reappearing*. Eucerin’s Anti-Pigment range offers a variety of products, from body and face creams to targeted solutions, meaning you can treat your hyperpigmentation from head to toe and make you skin look younger.

* First results are visible after two weeks and improve continuously with regular use.

3. Moisturise your skin

Moisturising plays a crucial role in how to get younger looking skin. It helps to hydrate ageing skin, making fine lines less visible and your skin smoother. It helps the skin stay firm and elastic, reducing sagging. 

Moisturisers also protect the skin from things like pollution and extreme weather conditions, which can age your skin faster. Regular moisturisation supports skin repair, reducing irritation and keeping the skin looking healthy. 

We recommend Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler SPF 30 for daily moisture and care. Formulated with Hyaluronic Acid, this day cream helps reduce fine lines and even deep wrinkles for a rejuvenated look.

4. Hydrate your skin

Similarly to moisturising, drinking enough water also ensures the skin remains plump and elastic and is essential to maintaining the skin’s appearance and health. When our bodies are well hydrated, it can circulate nutrients to your skin cells more effectively, promoting healthy skin function and regeneration. 

This leads to a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, a more even skin tone and an overall skin that looks and feels more radiant. Learn more about signs of dehydrated skin.

5. Maintain a healthy diet

Our diets can also impact the appearance of our skin. Consuming foods rich in antioxidants like fruits and vegetables can combat skin damage caused by free radicals, reducing signs of ageing. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant essential for younger-looking skin, and can be found in seeds, nuts and grains.

6. Get enough sleep

Sleep is a major part of how to get younger looking skin as it is when the body repairs itself. During deep sleep, the skin’s blood flow increases allowing for the repair of damage from UV exposure, in turn reducing wrinkles and age spots. Sleep also boosts collagen production, essential for ageing skin elasticity and preventing sagging.  

Lack of sleep can result in dark circles under the eyes in the short term, but over time it can lead to stress which may increase cortisol levels and break down collagen, accelerating ageing.

7. Exercise

Along with drinking more water and getting more sleep, doing more exercise can also make the skin look younger as well as benefit overall health. Frequent exercise helps prolong the youthful appearance of your skin. It enhances circulation, supplying your ageing skin cells with more blood and oxygen to maintain their elasticity and vitality.

8. Look after your neck and decolletage

Looking after your neck and chest area as well as your face is key in how to get younger looking skin. The skin on our neck is thinner than facial skin, so requires care and protection from external factors. Learn more about how to look after your neck and chest area.

9. Protect your hands

Our hands are exposed to the elements every day and are especially prone to drying and ageing.

10. Care for your feet

Finally, our feet do a great job of bearing our weight every day but due to a lack of oil glands, they can easily dry out. Feet are often neglected from skincare routines but can benefit from specialised products to maintain their health, like the UreaRepair Foot Cream. Learn more about caring for skin on the feet.

Learn more about the different signs of ageing, and how Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler products are tailored to each stage of the ageing process.

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