Having wrinkles has generally been one of the most worrying issues in this society. However, it is a natural process as we get older. This is because growing older tend to make our skin thinner and lose its elasticity. Thus, it is unable to regenerate fast enough in order to prevent wrinkles.
But have you ever wondered why wrinkles appear at a young age? And what can you do to prevent aging?
Causes for wrinkles
Dry skin is one of the main causes of wrinkles. In a humid environment, it can be a common misconception that dry skin is not common.
This is noticeable especially when you tend to get oily skin but after washing, your skin feels really tight.
On the contrary, being in a hot climate country like Singapore can surprisingly contribute to drier skin, starting from the moment we step into the bathroom to the time we step out.
Constant sun exposure not only dries out your skin and creates wrinkles, but it also causes pigmentation to happen!
You may be drying out your skin’s natural oils quicker the longer your body stays under the hot water.
Some harsh soaps used on our bodies can also destroy the body’s natural moisture barrier.
Rough shower sponges/ towels
It is a norm for some people to use a rough sponge or bath towel to scrub their body while in the shower. However, by doing that you are introducing too much friction to the skin, and that deep exfoliation strips your skin of its natural moisture and amplifies dryness.
Even though wrinkles can give people an aspect of wisdom, most people do not welcome them. So keep yourself and your skin hydrated to prevent premature wrinkles.
Use good skin oils
Did you know that your skin layer is made up mainly of fat layers? So we will need to moisturise our skins correctly! You do not have to spend a fortune on skincare oils, just look into your pantry for them!
Making an avocado mask is one of the easiest you can do from your kitchen. Why avocado? That is because they contain high amounts of natural plant oils, and when used, provides good moisturizing effects to your skin!
- Blend half an avocado with 1-2 teaspoons of plain yoghurt
- Applying it to your skin as a mask.
- Leave it on for about 10-15 minutes, then wash off.
Drink plenty of water!
Since Singapore is such a hot and humid country, do not forget your precious H2O! Our bodies are 70% water, so you should keep yourself hydrated at all times.
How much water to drink overall?
On a daily basis, you can measure your intake according to the following calculation:
For every 1kg of body weight x 300ml (0.03 litres) of water.
Therefore if you weigh 60kg, you would need to consume at least 1.8 litres of water a day.
Increase your water intake accordingly, especially if you are doing intensive work, under the sun more often, or exercise frequently.
Apply sunscreen and wear sun-protective gear
Very important especially in sunny-all-year-long Singapore! Even if you are not directly exposed to sunlight, but as if you drive or sit by the window, you are already exposed to UVA & UVB rays, which will cause wrinkles to form.
Make sure you apply at least SPF20+ of sunscreen and use sunglasses or a hat when outdoors. Cooling long-sleeve outfits might be helpful, too, if you are going to be out for long.
Use good moisture-protecting serums & moisturizers
Best to always keep easy-to-dry areas of your face moisturized! Moisturizing with the right product helps keep your skin’s natural moisture intact, and prevents unnecessary skin damage.
You can consider what Black Paint has to offer! Black Paint’s WATER CREAM is a water-based moisturising cream containing natural ingredients that protect your skin from dryness and maintains moisture all day long. Great as a makeup base, too! Aside from that, Black Paint’s OIL WATER ROSE promotes anti-aging and anti-bacterial effects, best for refining skin texture.
Remember, prevention is better than cure, and you’d be doing yourself a huge favour in the long run.