8. Before Botox, More Sleep
If you’re concerned that your skin looks puffy, saggy, wrinkly, or just otherwise older than you really are, the cause could be as simple as not enough sleep. Along with smoking, lack of exercise, and unprotected sun exposure, insufficient sleep is at the top of the list in terms of things that can make you look older.
So before doing anything else, try adding in a few extra hours of slumber to your daily routine. It can be hard to shut down the devices and give ourselves over to more sleep, but doing so may free up countless hours during the day that you might otherwise spend on fighting the effects of exhaustion.
The takeaway here is that while your dermatologist is an important part of your skincare routine, often the strongest tools at your disposal have to do with self-care. Rest more, release stress, and eat healthy fresh foods. Put vanity aside and go makeup free more often, especially at the gym. All of these measures can be inexpensive yet contribute to more than just healthier skin. They add up to a happier you.