Have you ever looked in the mirror and felt like you look older than your friends and peers? You may think you’re going crazy but in fact – you might be right.
There are so many factors that go into how we age and how quickly we do it, but is there any real science behind it? Our team decided to investigate what makes you age faster or slower than others!
Before we are even born, our genetics begin to develop and traits about our bodies are already being designed. So much of how you look and feel can be because of your genetics but there can be other factors too. When it comes to how quickly you age, your genetics can play a large role but thankfully there are options to slow it down if your genetics are working against you and not with you.
If you noticed you started going grey or getting wrinkles before your friends and family, it could be because of your genetics. Thankfully, you don’t have to suffer based on the genetic hand you were dealt. Opting for an anti-aging routine that focuses on repairing damage is a great way to fight back against wrinkles and genetics. It will also help control the depth and speed at which new wrinkles appear so you can keep your face look young and beautiful even if your genetics planned otherwise.
Dirt, pollution, UV rays – it can sometimes feel like everything about the environment is trying to make you age faster. Where you live and the air that surrounds you can play a vital role in how quickly you age- but it doesn’t mean you have to suffer. If you spend ample time in the sun or live near a big city with lots of pollution, the wrinkles you see can be attributed to those factors.
Since packing up your life or living under a sun umbrella aren’t realistic, there are some easy ways you can reverse and protect your skin from environmental factors. Using a powerful cleanser to wash away dirt and free radicals that cause aging is going to be one of your best defenses against wrinkles. You’ll also want to protect your skin daily by wearing a moisturizing cream like our Repair & Release Cream that forms a barrier over pores so that your skin is protected from factors like pollution that will make wrinkles look so much worse!
Good habits can improve our lives greatly, but bad habits can sometimes affect your life and your skin. Your nightly glass of pinot, your “social” cigarette, or your guilty habit of fast-food drive-thurs could all be silently contributing to your wrinkles and accelerated aging. No one is perfect and we aren’t say to give up all your bad habits, but if you want to keep them around without aging faster and looking older, you need some good habits to combat them!
One of the best habits you can get into is a solid skincare routine. Not just one product, but at least three steps every morning and night that help you protect your skin and repair wrinkles for good. This will also give you a few moments of peace every day so that you can practice self-care without guilt. Using a skincare routine won’t totally undo the damage from your bad habits, but it’s going to make a world of difference in how quickly your skin ages, and help keep you looking younger for longer!