Makeup products and techniques can help to hide wrinkles and other signs of aging. It is a pretty short term solution. Ideally, the aim is to slow down the ageing process naturally.

Small changes in your lifestyle can help you to maintain your youthful look and it can help to improve your overall health.

What can you do to help improve your lifestyle and stop the clock on aging and give your skin a healthy glow.

Ditch Processed Food. We all know that eating too much processed food is bad for us. It is not only unhealthy but also contributes to dull and lifeless looking skin. If cutting out processed food seems like a daunting task, start slow and cut it out slowly. Before you know it you will no longer crave it and your skin will look much healthier.

Drink Water Like Your Life Depends On It. Drinking water daily helps the body to eliminate toxins. Water also helps to keep your body hydrated. If you do not drink enough water, your skin will become dry, flaky and it encourages wrinkled formation.

Drinking your 2 liters of water during the winter can be tough but it is even more important during winter to keep hydrated.

Reduce Coffee and Drink Green Tea. Yes we said it. The caffeine in coffee does your skin (or your body) no favours. Coffee dehydrates your skin quickly and some suggest that for every cup of coffee you drink, you should drink at least 2 cups of water, to stay hydrated.

Green tea is a great substitute for coffee. It’s caffeine content is lower and it contains the amino acid L-theanine which is great for managing stress and anxiety. If your body is stressed and you are feeling anxious, you will start looking tired and old.

Take Vitamin C and Collagen. Collagen is found throughout your body, mainly in your bones, tendons, muscles, other connective tissue and your skin. As you get older, your body’s ability to product collagen decreases,this weakens the makeup of your skin and results in wrinkles.

Vitamin C synthesizes collagen and repairs damaged tendons, ligaments, joints and skin. We are not able to make vitamin C, we get it from the foods we eat and by taking supplements.

Taking both Vitamin C and Collagen together can make a powerful combination which will help your skin look healthier and younger.

Get your blood pumping. One of the main reasons why exercise is so important is that it allows the lymphatic system to flow rapidly and efficiently which clears out all the accumulated waste from infections, junk food and a bad environment.

When your lymphatic system gets clogged, then your body will clear waste using secondary methods like the pores of our skin. This will result in acne, rashes and other blemishes.

So get active, jump on a trampoline, go for a run. The key is to get your blood pumping for a proper cardio workout.

Eliminate Stress. We know that this easier said than done but prolonged stress will deplete your immunity, drain your adrenals which prematurely ages you. Carefully look at the things that are causing you the most stress and see what can be eliminated and be ruthless about eliminating it.

Get Adequate Sleep.  Getting 8 hours of sleep is vital for your body, it allows your brain to take a break , heal and rejuvenate. When we are exhausted, it shows in the form of dull skin and bags under your eyes which make you look older. Focus on going to bed early and getting your full 8 hours. If that is not possible, try to make sure you get as much as you can regularly. Make it a priority.

The earlier you adopt these choices, the better it will be for your overall health and well being and the more “time” you will buy yourself to look younger.

When all else fails though, remember you can use our Burst Makeup Brushes to cover up those bags under your eyes and make you look a little younger.