Top 5 Things Smart Girls Know

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For those of you out there with just a few years left to the big 40 (gasp! yes, there is something worse than the famous ‘big 30’), you’ve probably arrived at the age where you’ve been able to compare how some of your friends and loved ones have aged. Here are the 5 most important things to do in your 20s for your face to thank you when you are in your 40s.

Don’t smoke!

For every decade, a smoker looks approximately 2 years older than someone who doesn’t smoke. So the next time you think of putting a sexy little cigarette to your lips, think again!

Alternatively, get glowing with a complexion reviver such as Triple Oxygen Heaven from The Sloane Spa. This boasts of a triple oxygen treatment within one facial and will nourish and revive the dullest of complexions.

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Drink red wine (in moderation).

Great news for all you wine lovers! Who would’ve thought alcohol would have anti-aging benefits? Resveratrol, a substance found in the skin of red wine grapes, has been thought to have cardio-protective and rejuvenating properties. But for those of us who can’t drink in moderation, are allergic to alcohol (seriously!), or would rather pass on that glass of pinot noir, there are other ways to boost your skin’s health with Resveratrol.

Sloane Inc. Dermaboost Resveratrol and Pearl contains a potent combination of Resveratrol and fresh water Pearl powder which aids any skin whitening regime, transforming your skin into a luminous, radiant state. Simply add a sprinkle of this into your moisturizer and witness your skin brighten instantly.

Deploy a good DIY recovery mask for regular use.

Literally soaked in Pitera (the secret yeast ingredient of Japanese brand SK-II), this is the go-to mask of every SK-II fan for a quick pick-me-up and promises to hydrate, brighten and freshen up stressed and tired skin.

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Sun avoidance & sun protection!

Some of us love that sun-kissed tan, but I have bad news for you, sun-loving babes! Sun exposure is one of the main causes of skin ageing. To avoid unsightly pigmentation and premature wrinkles in your older years, ensure you are well-protected with a sunscreen of at least SPF 30+.

Khiel’s Super Fluid Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50+ is a lightweight, gentle sunscreen with mineral filters (chemical filter-free) that is suitable for sensitive and acne-prone skin.

For something that is water and sweat-proof, try Sloane Inc’s Sunblocker SPF 70 which is also chemical free and is suitable for children and persons with sensitive skin.

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Consider Botox to prevent, rather than to perfect.

I’ve left this till the end because I know what you are thinking. Botox in your 20s? Firstly, Botox doesn’t have to be in pursuit of perfection. Rather than waiting to salvage whatever beauty’s left at old age (alluding to the unnatural over-Botox-ed celebrity horrors), more and more under 30 are turning to Botox to delay the appearance of crow’s feet, smile lines and forehead wrinkles.

These are done in tiny doses, enough to relax the muscles involved without limiting expression. Think of your skin as a piece of paper – the less you crinkle it, the less lines you’re going to have!

So there! Pass these 5 tips on to those you love (or keep them from those you don’t)!

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