If you could turn back time, what things would you have changed as a teenager? Would you have skipped out on that nasty perm? Would you have kissed that boy at prom? Or would you just have been a little more relaxed and worry-free? No matter what things you wish you would have done as a teenager, nothing quite compares to these two things. From sleeping on a satin pillow to wearing a lot more sunscreen, this article will discuss anti-aging tips that you should’ve done as a teenager.
Used a Silk Pillowcase
Rather than getting you a car for your 16th birthday, your parents should have gotten you a silk pillowcase. You may think that your skin is safe while you sleep but you are wrong. In fact, even though your skin is rejuvenating itself as you sleep, it is still prone to developing wrinkles— especially if you sleep on a rough, dirty pillowcase. As your face stays pressed up against a pillowcase all night, lines can form. However, by replacing your normal cotton pillowcases with a clean, silk one, you can prevent your skin from developing these lines.
If you were of the generation where the tanner the skin, the better, you are likely seeing the damage now more than ever. And if you were of the era where oil was used instead of sunscreen, you probably have more freckles than you can count. If you could go back in time and tell your teenage self one thing, it should be to put away the oil and slather on the sunscreen. As the number one way to shield your skin from sun damage, sunscreen is something most people didn’t use as a teenager but should have. In fact, children, teenagers, and adults should be wearing a facial sunscreen every day.
Even though you can’t go back in time and use a silk pillowcase and wear more sunscreen, you can encourage your children and grandchildren to practice better habits. If you would like to learn more about how you can improve your skincare, contact UMass Memorial Medical Group today!