Get enough sleep
Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock Beauty sleep isn’t just a buzzy phrase; Cosmopolitan reports that getting too-little sleep leads to a dry complexion, breakouts, redness, and dreaded dark circles—all of which add years to your looks. Chester Griffiths, MD, FACS, double board certified, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery & Fascial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica also advises having a set sleep schedule. “Regulate sleep patterns and prepare for bed with a 15-minute pre-sleep routine to close the day,” Dr. Griffiths says. He also advises removing electronics from the bedroom to make sure they don’t interfere with your sleep quality.
Sleep on your back
LightField Studios/Shutterstock Yes, getting enough shut-eye is important, but how you’re sleeping is just as key. Sleeping on your side or your stomach promotes skin damage, wrinkles, and sometimes results in indentations in the skin that mimic wrinkles. Sleeping on your back promotes less face swelling, fewer fine lines, and helps your body relax, enhancing the cell turnover that gets rid of dead skin cells, according to Dermstore. This is what dermatologists wish you know about preventing wrinkles.
fizkes/Shutterstock Dehydration makes you look older by drying your skin, thus making you look tired. Carry a reusable water bottle so you can always stay hydrated. The daily general recommended amount of water for women is 91 ounces of total water, from all beverages and foods, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For men, the average is 125 ounces per day.