Ain’t Behaving

by RONI MUNK, Dermatologist
tipsWe already have to come to terms with aging. Ugh. But because life can’t be that easy, there’s such a thing as behavioural aging.It’s a lovely phenomenon in which external factors like pollution, stress, fatigue, UV rays, unbalanced diet and smoking —wait for it—speed up the aging process.

How environment and bad habits speed up the aging process

Recognizable signs are greying and dulling complexion, pigmentation marks, drawn features and under-eye bags, enlarged pores and oily patches.

As we’re hustling to make it in this concrete jungle, our skin rebels by aging faster. Yes, we know we need to rest, eat better and live a balanced life, but then how do things get done? Enter Idealia, a skin care line by Vichy that targets behavioural aging, so we can keep doing what we’re doing.

Quick-fix life-hacks that won’t leave you feeling guilty: leave

1. OOPS
Skipped breakfast?
YAY
Snacking on almonds and hazelnuts ward off hunger pains and desires for fatty or sugary foods.

2. OOPS
Forgot to remove makeup?
YAY
Spending a little more time cleansing our face in the morning and applying serum can brighten our skin tone.

3. OOPS
Craving sun?
YAY
Self-tanner is the healthiest way to get a quick glow.

4. OOPS
Working overtime?
YAY
It’s necessary to take a deep breath, stretch, relax, move around, and treat ourselves to a large smoothie full vitamins from with kiwis, strawberries and bananas.