1. Use a firming and hydrating mask
Try a clay mask such as the Alya Skin Pink Clay Mask for firmer, glowing skin. The nourishing, firming and hydrating ingredients will plump your skin to make it appear fresher, smoother and more youthful, with the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles reduced.
2. Avoid products with parabens and SLS
Over 75% of skincare products contain parabens and SLS, so be careful! Parabens and SLS have been linked to the irritation of skin conditions such as dermatitis and rosacea. They are very harsh chemicals that can alter the body's ability to reproduce skin cells, causing you to appear 'dull' and age faster than usual.
3. Do not smoke
Smoking reduces circulation and the oxygen level in your blood. This decreased oxygen causes wrinkles, particularly around the mouth. Aside from damaging your respiratory system, smoking also creates air pollution around you, which quickly gets absorbed into your skin!
4. Removing make-up before bed
Makeup can cause extensive damage to your skin during the night. When you sleep, your skin renews itself, so when you leave makeup on, you are preventing that from happening. When you leave your makeup on for too long, your skin struggles to breathe, and fatigue signs appear soon enough.
The Alya Skin Foaming Micellar Cleanser is perfect to use before bed to give your skin a deep cleanse and remove your make-up from the day.
5. Wear sunscreen
The biggest thing you can do to prevent wrinkles and early signs of ageing is to wear sunscreen! Sunscreen or SPF is something you need to add to your routine when you're in your twenties to prevent your skin from ageing instead of trying to correct your ageing later on in life. This fundamental and simple anti-ageing tip is the most important!
6. Exfoliate, but not every day!
Exfoliating can help to unclog pores and improve overall cellular turnover. This allows the skin to operate at its best and soak up all the other products you're applying to your face, resulting in smoother, softer, and healthier-looking skin.
Exfoliate your skin every 2-3 days with the Alya Skin Pomegranate Exfoliator; the added antioxidants found in the pomegranate seeds will give your skin a youthful glow.
7. Don't wash your face with body soap
Most body soaps will be too harsh for the skin on your face. To avoid stripping your skin of its natural oils and moisture, use a cleanser specifically designed for your face! We recommend the Alya Skin Foaming Micellar Cleanser as it cleans deep into the pores of your face; this Foaming Micellar Cleanser also removes any hidden make-up that is still on the surface of your skin.
8. Drink enough water!!
Staying hydrated is extremely important in preventing your skin from ageing! If you don't drink enough water and begin to get dehydrated, your body will pull water from your tissues, which will make your eyes look tired, your face looks sunken in, and your skin will feel a lot drying usually. Therefore, it won't be as elastic, and you will look older. Drinking enough water and keeping your skin hydrated will give your face a more youthful glow and bounce.