Don’t we all want to go back to when we were 18, relive our lives and undo all the regrets we had, just like how the drama character Hong Dae-Young (Lee Do Hyun) did in the K-drama “18 Again”? And well, to regain our youthful looks too. Oops!
Well, life isn’t a drama to begin with and ageing is inevitable. While there is no fountain of youth for us to drink from, there are definitely steps that we can take to help us age gracefully, and stay in our best shape as we go through life and become wiser.
Here are some of our top anti-ageing hacks to make sure that we stay in tip-top condition and look our best.
1. Be young at heart
Albert Einstein once said, “Do not grow old, no matter how long you live.” Rekindle your passions and do what you love again. Keep up with all that’s new – be it in the beauty, fashion, or entertainment scene, or the trends in your work industry. Pick up new skills, be it just for fun or something that will help you professionally.
On top of that, don’t become that negative and cynical old man/woman whom we met when we were youngsters. Put hope and positivity back into yourself. Allow yourself to have fun and get excited even over the smallest thing. Always remember that staying young at heart is the top anti-ageing tip that anyone can give you.
2. Drink lots of water
Your cells are made up of water and they will not function at their best if you are dehydrated, and the problem may present itself as dry, flaky skin, or even fine lines and wrinkles. Water can also help to get rid of the toxins in your body and improve circulation. With better health, you will definitely look radiant and more youthful.
3. Wear your sunscreen
UV rays are the main culprits of photoageing – pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, and the loss of skin elasticity. According to CNN, an Australian research found that “those who used sunscreen daily were 24% less likely to show increased signs of ageing.”
Always wear your sunscreen, and reapply them throughout the day to make sure that your skin is well-protected.
4. Maintain a good skincare routine
Prevention is better than cure so it is important to start young and maintain a good skincare routine. See your skincare as an investment, and you will be thankful ten years down the road. Know your skin type and skin concern, and it may take some trial and error to finally find the products that suit you. Alternatively, head over to a doctor and they will be able to recommend skincare that works for you.
Try the Halley Medical Aesthetics Brilliance skincare range of products. These physician-grade (cosmetic products with medical-grade ingredients) skincare products are formulated by Dr. Terence Tan to target your skin concerns and give your skin the boost it needs.
6. Be best friends with your aesthetic doctor
Visit your aesthetic doctor regularly to keep your skin in a tip-top condition. Share your skin concerns with your doctor and let them recommend suitable treatments for you to counter the effects of skin ageing.
One of the most popular anti-ageing treatments in Singapore is Ultherapy, an FDA-approved, non-invasive, no downtime procedure that lifts and firms our skin by using ultrasound energy to stimulate the production of our collagen and elastin. Injectables like Botox treatments can also help to reduce fine lines and improve the appearance of dynamic wrinkles, and filler treatments are great for plumping up skin suffering from volume loss as we age. The Rejuran Skin Healer is a treatment that rejuvenates our skin from inside out by stimulating collagen production and heals the skin to improve skin elasticity. Another treatment that is gaining popularity these few years is Profhilo, a powerful treatment that hydrates and rejuvenates the skin, lifting and firming it at the same time.
Find out more about the treatments from the doctors and therapists at Halley Medical Aesthetics.
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