Although ageing is unfortunately unavoidable, it is possible to delay the inevitable and have younger, plumper, healthier looking skin for longer by living a healthy lifestyle and looking after your skin.

Here are five ways that you can fight wrinkles to keep your skin looking youthful and radiant for longer.

Start using anti-ageing creams early

Anti-ageing products will thicken your skin and reduce wrinkles, for firmer and smoother skin.  Rather than waiting until you’ve already got wrinkles before lathering on the anti-wrinkle cream you should start early.

Wash and exfoliate

Looking after your skin by regularly washing and exfoliating will help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  Dry and neglected skin will only make any existing wrinkles appear far more noticeable.

Don’t smoke

Smoking can drastically age your skin as it takes away the oxygen and nutrients that keep your skin looking young and fresh.   People who smoke are far more likely to suffer from premature skin ageing than those who don’t smoke.

Wear sunglasses and sun protection

Sun exposure and UV radiation are another major cause of premature skin ageing.  If you’re going to be out in the sun make sure you apply a high factor sunscreen at least 30 minutes before.  The skin around your eyes is particularly thin and sensitive so make you keep it protected behind a pair of sunglasses.

Eat a balanced diet

If you want healthy, glowing, smooth skin then it’s important that you eat a balanced diet and drink enough water.  Healthy foods that are full of nutrients like vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fatty acids will help your body to fight the ageing process and keep your skin looking younger for longer.