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Habits to adopt in your 20s to make sure you age well

It’s a fact: we all dread ageing. Whether it’s wrinkles and sagging, putting on weight or getting aches and pains, nearly all of us regard getting older with a sense of anxiety. However, as most people who are older than you will confirm, it’s really not that bad, especially if you take care of yourself! Here are a few top lifestyle tips for you to help make sure you age gracefully. 

A good skincare routine

No more falling asleep with your makeup on or skipping moisturiser for days on end; these habits are a sure-fire way to guarantee your skin starts to wrinkle and sag far sooner than you’ll want. Good skincare doesn’t have to be time-consuming, however; all you need is a cleanser, an exfoliator, and a moisturiser. If you really want to give your skin the best chance at ageing well, invest in a skincare treatment like Microdermabrasion Facials to kick-start your good skincare habits. 

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No sunbeds – EVER!

Sunbeds are quite literally the worst thing you can do to your skin. Not only will your skin wrinkle and sag far faster than someone who avoids them, you’re also at an extremely high risk of developing skin cancer. Never, ever use a sunbed, and opt for fake tan instead.

Use SPF

It isn’t enough to just avoid sunbeds though; you also need to protect your skin from natural UV rays too. They might not be quite as intense as the rays from a sunbed but the risks are the same. Use a good facial SPF every day, and whenever you’re baring some skin in the daytime, make sure you apply a good layer all over your body too, and never let your skin burn.

Eat well

Adopt a balanced, healthy diet in your 20s and it will be second nature to you later in life when kids, careers, houses and everything else sucks up all of your spare time. It’s a lot harder to lose weight and change your eating habits in your 30s, trust us!

Exercise

Keeping yourself fit and strong will reduce your risk of a wide variety of diseases and illnesses that could affect you when you get older, and it will also help you to deal with stress too. Exercise is vital for both the mind and the body.

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