3. Eat healthy
Food provides building blocks for new cells and protection. Many types of fruit and vegetables contain antioxidants, which serve as natural radical scavengers. They fight free radicals that your body forms under stress, UV radiation or as a reaction to polluted air. Antioxidants counteract this by sacrificing themselves for your cells. And watch out for those with a sweet tooth: Too much sugar also makes the skin slack.
Exercise has two advantages for your skin. For one, he relaxes. Particularly gentle workouts such as Pilates or yoga will help you wind down after a hard day. In addition, movement stimulates blood circulation. Your breathing deepens, your heart beats faster until oxygen and nutrients flow into the delicate vessels under your skin. Good for cell regeneration and a rosy complexion.
5. Stay away from the fags
Smokers form a particularly large number of free radicals due to the toxins in cigarettes. They therefore need many more nutrients, for example higher doses of vitamin C. Because they simply cannot keep up with the supply, the oxidative stress is significantly higher than in non-smokers. At the same time, blood circulation suffers. Nicotine also speeds up the breakdown of collagen. The consequences are as varied as they are ugly. They range from sagging skin to bags under the eyes, nasolabial folds, lip lines and sallow complexion to large pores. And they are not long in coming, as a US study on twins  shows. In each of the subjects, one twin smoked and the other did not smoke or smoked for at least 5 years less. The discrepancy was particularly large for non-smokers, but already 5 years make a clear difference.
6. Alcohol in moderation
You shouldn't overdo it with wine, beer and the like. But if you drink too much when you're thirsty, two things happen that aren't good for your skin. First, alcohol drainswater from your body. Hence the so-called fire, which then lets you drink the tap half empty. But moisture is your most important defense against wrinkles. Secondly, alcohol also brings free radicals with it again. More alcohol, more oxidative stress. So listen to your body and say stop in time!
What can cosmetics do now?
Now you've read a lot about what cosmetics can't do. What can she do now? It has already been mentioned in the tips: skin needs protection and care. Therefore, one product definitely belongs in your closet, and not only after the age of 30: sunscreen.
This is the most effective way to prevent premature aging or even damage to your health. Healthy skin is the be-all and end-all anyway. If the skin barrier is intact, the moisture content is usually right. This is exactly what the products from FIVE aim for. We are convinced that less is more. In our recipes, this means: few ingredients that naturally provide many valuable active ingredients.
Of course there are also filling substances that temporarily cushion wrinkles. Some involve great risks. Either way, the effect is short-lived.And in the long term, the appearance loses its naturalness. We all know pictures of rigid Botox faces without facial expressions. If that puts you off, there's only one thing left to do: grow older in style.
Because healthy and well-groomed skin looks good even into old age. And above all, it shows the beautiful people underneath. She keeps her fresh color, fine pores, a few wrinkles here and there... but she lets you smile broadly, raise your brows critically and fire your gaze.
Conclusion: It's better to do something for your skin health than against aging.