Younger-looking skin. We all want it, but getting it isn’t the easiest of goals to achieve. While you may be well-versed in the benefits of drinking more water to keep your skin hydrated and nourished, or never going to bed with makeup on to avoid clogging pores and hindering your skin’s renewal process, there are plenty more sage pieces of advice that can go a long way to helping your skin look its youngest, most plump version. To help you get started, here are five things you should be doing for younger-looking skin.
Using an effective line-up of anti-ageing skin care products
Your skin care routine plays such a vital role in fighting the signs of ageing and preventing them. That’s why when you invest in your line-up, you want products that deliver results. When younger-looking skin is your objective, the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Laser X3 range is a great start-to-finish choice. This range was even found to rival the results of a CO2 fractional laser session when used for four weeks in a L’Oréal Paris study*.
What makes the formula in the range a go-to for fighting deep wrinkles is the combination of anti-ageing active adenosine, fragmented hyaluronic acid (which penetrates the skin quickly to visibly reduce the appearance of wrinkles), and Pro-Xylane, which works to firm skin by stimulating the production of natural components of the skin.
For best results, use the Revitalift Laser X3 range together as a routine. First, apply the serum – it penetrates into the deeper layers of the skin to reduce wrinkles and boosts the effectiveness of your moisturiser. Next, target under-eye bags and wrinkles around the eyes with the eye cream. Finish with the Revitalift Laser X3 Day Cream (or the night cream in the evening) to nourish and re-densify skin.
Sleeping on a silk pillowcase
Besides feeling like a heavenly cloud beneath your head, a silk pillowcase does more than just look and feel good. Because of its slippery surface, it doesn’t tug or pull your skin while you sleep – which can cause crease lines to form over time. It also won’t absorb all of that hardworking L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Laser X3 formula you slathered on your skin pre-bedtime as much as other fabrics like cotton will.
Adjusting your diet
If you want to eat your way to younger-looking skin, reach for foods high in antioxidants – they can help fight free radical damage that reduce collagen in skin. Blueberries are one of the most antioxidant-packed foods, so aim to eat half a cup of them daily. Vitamin C is also a skin-loving ingredient that can help increase the production of collagen. Broccoli, leafy greens and tomatoes are high in vitamin C. Another essential ingredient is beta carotene - your body converts it into vitamin A, which in turn helps fight the signs of ageing. Find it in sweet potato, carrots and pumpkin.
Using an eye massager
Skipping eye cream is a big no-no if you want to look younger, but what you may not know is that by adding this one tool – an eye massager – into the mix, you can not only fight the signs of ageing around the eye area with your potent eye cream formula, but you can also benefit from better absorption, reduced dark circles, puffiness and wrinkles, and brighter-looking eyes in general. And we all know that if our eyes look tired, our whole face looks tired.
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Reducing stress in your life
You may think you know how to hide that you’re stressed from those around you by playing it cool and keeping it bottled inside, but eventually your body will reveal telltale signs of stress in the form of wrinkles and poor skin tone. When we feel stressed, our body naturally increases production of cortisol – a hormone that damages collagen and elastin and decreases your skin’s ability to repair itself. To help ease the stress in your life, consider a digital detox where you go tech-free for allocated hours of the day (trust us, it’s ok to not be contactable for a few hours a day!), spritz a calming mist with notes of lavender, sweet orange, rose or patchouli throughout the day to reduce tension, and exercise regularly – yoga and a brisk walk are two top contenders for busting stress.
If you need a little extra help de-stressing, then these Australian spa getaways are just what you need.
Have you tried the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Laser X3 range? What are your secrets for younger-looking skin?
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*Single session of CO2 fractioned laser vs use of Laser X3 Day Cream for 4 weeks.
Chelsea is BEAUTYcrew’s Contributing Editor. She has a sweet spot for anything that claims to make skin glow and won’t leave the house without a slick of mascara. Chelsea has 10 years of experience as a beauty editor and her words can be found on BEAUTYcrew, Women’s Health, Daily Addict, The Joye and Primped.