Canadian Women Love These Anti-Aging Hacks
on August 11th, 2019
A few months ago we posted about what makes a great anti-aging arsenal which got us wondering what our friends north of the border like to do to keep themselves looking youthful. Here’s what we found out.
Sunscreen Was at the Top of Their List
Who doesn’t love a bit of sun, especially in Canada after a grueling winter full of sub 0 degree days? However, we’re all far too aware of the damaging effects that the sun can have on your skin – from fine lines and wrinkles to dark spots on the skin, increased sun exposure isn’t just bad for your overall health, it can make you look far older than your years which is why the Canadians we spoke to swore by wearing sunscreen every day. For that matter we also spoke to Sally Fitzgerald from TheGoodEstate about that and she told us that she used foundation with SPF in it so she never had to worry about her face being protected.
Sunglasses Were Also a Hit
Keeping in the sun theme, our respondents also loved wearing sunglasses on the daily. Surprisingly, despite the cold, many areas in Canada can see several hundred days of sunshine per year even during winter, which is why they love wearing sunglasses. Wearing polarized lenses not only protects your eyes, but it also stops you squinting and prevents those pesky crow’s feet and frown lines.
They also were partial to a helping hand by using over the counter beauty products such as eye creams to feel refreshed and revitalized. They find that the best eye creams not only reduce the appearance of fine lines, but it reduced dark circles and puffiness thanks to ingredients such as caffeine. Use of eye creams was reported over a wide demographic too, with most users starting in their early to mid-20s and using them well into their sixties. Many stated that they wanted to start using them early as they saw it as a prevention, not a cure.
Speaking of dark circles and eye bags another anti-aging trick Canadians love is as simple as getting enough hours sleep every single night. Out of the people we spoke to, those that had a routine where they went to bed around 10 pm at night and got up around 6am-7am had more energy, reduced dark circles (which can be a giveaway for your age) and overall, appeared to have a more youthful complexion. Of course, this was part of a healthy lifestyle that included eating well the majority of the time and having a minimum of 8 glasses of water per day too.
Injections and Filler
Dermal fillers and the use of Botox has become more widely accepted nowadays and Canadians love to get a helping hand from them to combat the appearance of deeper lines and wrinkles. They’ve actually become more affordable too, as the treatment time is now much quicker than it used to be. Canadian Living reported that services that used to take up to 6 sessions to achieve results can now be completed in just one or two sessions which is also less invasive!
Correct exfoliation works wonders for the skin which is why many Canadians we spoke to swear by dry brushing to help improve blood flow throughout the body and reduce cellulite. They do this twice a week alongside plenty of exercise and water intake and notice that the biggest result is at the tops of their thighs. They sometimes even use a caffeine scrub too to give their skin an extra glow.