Celebrities appear to be immune to the effects of ageing, as they have managed to keep their youthful looks throughout their careers. While factors like genetics and access to cutting-edge treatments certainly play a role, there are also tried-and-true methods that contribute to their fresh appearance. Here, using evidence from science and the guidance of experts, we’ll look at five of the methods famous people use to maintain their youthful appearance.
● They drink a lot of water
Clinical, Cosmetic, and Investigative Dermatology conducted a study in 2015 that lends credence to the idea that consuming large quantities of water benefits skin health. Fifty-nine normal-weight women participated in the survey and were randomly assigned to one of two groups. In 30 days, one group drank at least 5.2 litres (L) of water daily, while the other drank less than 3.2 L.
● They plan for sleep breaks
In 2016, academics investigated whether or not lack of sleep contributed to skin issues. Lack of sleep has been linked to a slower rate of natural repair in the body and a more aged appearance of the skin.
The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) suggests that washing your face gently is one of the best ways to prevent your skin from showing signs of premature ageing. Scrubbing your skin to remove dirt and oil might irritate, the association says. Inflammation accelerates the skin’s ageing process.
● They abstain completely from both of these vices
Premature ageing may result from DNA damage caused by smoking cigarettes and drinking large amounts of alcohol, according to research presented at the 2015 annual conference of the American Society of Human Genetics.
● They always put on sunscreen before going outside
Sunscreen has long been recommended as the most effective method for warding off harmful UV rays. In 2012, the Skin Cancer Foundation used the term “temporary shield” to describe the effect that sunscreen has on ultraviolet light. Exposure to UVA radiation over time can break down collagen fibres and interfere with the skin’s ability to recover. The skin often becomes leathery and wrinkly as a result.
Every day, put on sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. Ideally, use a “broad spectrum” sunscreen. If you’ll be outside for longer than two hours, the Skin Cancer Foundation advises applying additional sunscreen liberally.
● They make an effort to keep their skin supple and hydrated
According to AAD, moisturizing “traps water in the skin,” creating the illusion of younger, fresher skin. To get the most out of your moisturizer, look for one that provides sun protection.
Many people look to celebrities for motivation to appear young and beautiful for as long as possible. By investigating their scientific methods, we can learn important lessons about keeping our faces looking young. These methods, from making skincare a priority and adopting a healthy lifestyle to applying cutting-edge treatments and consulting an expert, beautifully provide a comprehensive approach to ageing. These tried-and-true techniques can give us the confidence to embrace our quest for youth and make us look and feel great at any age. Remember that even if famous people have access to the best tools, we can all learn from the science that keeps them looking young.