The chase for everlasting youth is something that most of us can relate with. As gravity rears its ugly head over the years, more and more people are now in search of ways to make themselves not just look more youthful but also feel it. Thankfully, in 2020, there are plenty of options when it comes to rejuvenating oneself and turning back the clock. In today’s article, we have a look at 7 tips that you can take on board for a brand new you! Read on to find out more!

1. A Little Nip and Tuck

Once upon a time, going under the knife was something that was either considered taboo or too pricey and only a luxury that wealthy movie stars and tycoons could offer. Thankfully, plastic surgery has now become something that is not just accessible to the general public but also embraced by people of all ages and walks of life. If you’re serious about turning the clock back, one of the best things you can do is visit a trusted facelift surgeon. Whether you’re interested in just a few fillers and injections or an entire facelift, going under the knife is something that more and more people are considering as a viable option in 2020 thanks to the instant results it garners and the confidence it can inject back into your life!

2. Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing is also another incredibly popular option as it is minimally invasive but yields rather fantastic results with little downtime. Some of the benefits of laser skin peels or resurfacing include reduced appearance of wrinkles, age spots, blemishes and acne scars. Laser treatments are also a fantastic way of both tightening the skin and balancing uneven skin tone. Depending on the type of treatment you receive, healing typically takes anywhere between 10 to 21 days which isn’t too much of a price to pay for rejuvenated, youthful and beautiful skin!

3. A Good Old Fashioned Facial

Facials are something that most people only treat themselves to on holiday or at a spa once a year. However, did you know that dermatologists recommend that most people get a good old fashioned facial at least once a month? The reasoning behind this is because that is the standard life cycle of your skin, meaning that new cells grow every month and also deserve a little TLC. Facials are a great way of unclogging pores, detoxifying the skin and are proven to alleviate the signs of ageing. Go ahead and treat yourself — you deserve it!

4. Your Diet Counts

What you put into your body is just as important, if not more, than what you put into it. This rings especially true when it comes to your skin health, ageing and the prevention of overall deterioration over the years. Eating a skin-friendly diet is key in preventing the loss of elasticity in your skin and preventing breakouts or acne. It is recommended to limit high fat and sugary foods to a minimum and instead fill up on natural, whole foods that are high in Vitamin A, C, E and Omega Fatty Acids.

5. Minimise Daily Stress

Did you know that your stress levels directly correlate to how quickly you age? Lack of sleep, poor lifestyle habits and high levels of stress trigger pathways that lead to your body deteriorating faster than it should. In fact, studies have proven that chronic stress accelerates premature aging by shortening DNA telomeres. Trying to reduce fine lines, dark eye circles and premature grey hair? Well, your solution is to ensure that you take a little time every day to unwind, relax and also get a generous amount of sleep every night.

6. Topical Retinoids

At the end of the day, the reason skin ages and loses its elasticity is due to the loss of collagen. As people age, the amount of collagen in the skin reduces, thus resulting in fine lines and wrinkles. In order to combat this, it is always recommended that topical retinoid skin care products are used. These topical retinoids help to improve skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of splotches and skin roughness. You can choose from over the counter retinoids or even head to a dermatologist to get a prescription for higher quality retinoids such as tretinoin and tazarotene.

7. Skincare, Skincare, Skincare!

Most people neglect skincare due to the amount it may cost, the time it may take or just because it can be downright confusing! If you haven’t allowed yourself to indulge in proper skincare, now is the time to do so. Moisturisers, toners, serums and eye creams aren’t just a marketing ploy — they actually assist in keeping your skin hydrated, toned and can greatly reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots. If you’re new to the skincare game, we highly recommend starting off with a good hydrating cleanser, toner, moisturiser, eye cream and a weekly face mask that contains Hyaluronic Acid.

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Reducing the signs of aging and turning the clock back can be as expensive and complicated or as cheap and easy as you want it to be. We hope that this article has given you insight into the myriad of options available in 2020 to turn yourself into a brand new you!