Women can protect themselves against 'significant ageing' with a daily habit - it's 'paramount'

Women can protect themselves against 'significant ageing' with a daily habit - it's 'paramount'
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Anna Barry

By Anna Barry


Published: 29/01/2024

- 13:57

Updated: 30/01/2024

- 14:40

An aesthetic doctor spoke exclusively to GB News about how women can look younger with key skincare and lifestyle habits

Ageing is inevitable and the signs of growing old are often visible on the face and body.

However, according to one aesthetic doctor, it's possible to reduce and delay the physical effects of ageing with habits such as wearing sunscreen every day.


Aesthetic doctor Dr Barbar Kubick spoke exclusively to GB News about how women can look younger than their age.

She said: "As an aesthetic doctor, my key advice for a youthful appearance involves a holistic approach to skincare and lifestyle."

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A doctor warned women that 'protecting your skin is paramount'

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The expert suggested that sitting out in the sun can have negative effects on your skin, so it's important to slather on the sunscreen rather than go out without it - even in the colder, darker months.

She said: "Protecting your skin is paramount, given that sun exposure significantly contributes to ageing. Incorporate a broad-spectrum sunscreen into your daily routine, even on cloudy days, to ward off UV damage.

"Invest in a quality skincare routine featuring proven anti-ageing ingredients like retinoids, peptides, and antioxidants, crucial for collagen production and skin repair."

Drinking water is a completely free habit, and according to the expert, it's fundamental for maintaining a youthful complexion. For extra benefits, invest in some hydrating products.

Dr Kubik said: "Hydration is essential; consume ample water and use hydrating skincare products to counteract dehydrated skin, which can emphasise wrinkles."

Eating healthily is also important for creating a youthful glow from the inside out.

The expert advised: "Maintain a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and omega-3 fatty acids for overall skin health, whilst avoiding excessive sugar, processed foods, alcohol, and smoking to deter ageing acceleration."

Additionally, women should be getting sufficient shut-eye - it has major physical benefits as well as supporting brain function and giving us energy. Indeed, "quality sleep supports natural skin repair and rejuvenation".

Developing the right lifestyle habits is also essential for those who want to look younger.

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'Maintain a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and omega-3 fatty acids for overall skin health'

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The doctor urged women to "address chronic stress through activities like meditation and exercise".

She continued: "Ageing gracefully involves caring for your skin and leading a balanced lifestyle."

Makeup can also help women look more youthful - but only if it's applied correctly. According to the expert, "excess application - especially with the wrong products or techniques - may accentuate fine lines and wrinkles, drawing attention to areas you'd rather not highlight".

In addition to having healthy habits, women have the option to seek cosmetic treatments from trained professionals.

She concluded that ladies can consider professional treatments like laser therapies, chemical peels, or micro-needling for significant improvements in skin quality.

Women can also "slow their ageing by nearly 10 years" with a habit that also keeps them slim.

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