New Delhi: You can be an eye candy or a show stopper of any party even when you are turning 30! There is a notion that skin ageing starts at the age of 30. The ageing signs first appear on your hands, neck area and some areas of your face.

On the contrary, the glow and tightness of our skin at our early20s may be cherished. The glow of our skin is at its peak in this age because it remains free from extra oil, dirt and the problem of pimples and requires not much effort to maintain it.

But a research has shown that skin ageing can start at any age if you don’t take proper care of it. If you want to flaunt glowing, healthy skin which you have in your early 20’s then start taking care of it since then.

There are a lot of anti-wrinkle creams available in market which claims that it will give you wrinkle free, younger look of skin. But there is no need to use such creams at an early age.

In an exclusive chat with “Sakhi” dermatologist Simal Soain shares some tips on how to prevent wrinkle at an early age?

Mediterranean diet

Proteins like Collagen and Elastine keep the skin soft and glowing. But with the passage of time the level of these proteins decreases resulting in wrinkles. If you want to get compliments for your healthy and glowing skin even after 30 then start to have balance diet. There are some DO’s and DON’Ts which should be followed:

•    Try to eat lots of fruits and green vegetables as these are good source of vitamin A, E, B and C and they help in the development of skin cells and maintain proper oil balance to keep your skin glowing.

•    Try to consume little sugar as it increases the sugar level of blood. Avoid carbonated drinks, candies, sweets.

•    Water is a great intoxicator. The easiest way to prevent wrinkles is to drink lots of water to keep your skin hydrated.

•    Stop smoking if you want to maintain the younger look because it damages the tissues of skin.

Some important tips:  Once you are in your late twenties, make cleansing, toning and moisturizing a regular habit. Use anti-wrinkle cream before going to bed.

1)    Start doing yoga or meditation every day to be stress- free always.

2)    If you are  uncomfortable in using sun-screen then you can also apply foundation according to your skin tone.

3)    Make sure that your skin products do not contain such ingredients which can cause irritation. Don’t use products which have menthol, lemongrass, lime or other botanical oils.

4)    If you have dry skin then use good moisturizer to hydrate your skin as this type of skin is more prone to ageing.

5)    Massage your skin with creams, containing vitamin E.

6)    Keep watch on your weight. Don’t lose or gain weight very frequently.

7)    Do facial exercises.

8)    Apply face mask once in a month and get a thermo- spa from good beauty expert at least once in a fortnight.

9)    Apply alpha- hydroxyl cleanser and lotion on wrinkles. This process lightens the marks.

10) Before going to bed pamper your face with night cream which contains vitamin E or alovera.

11) Use either face lotion or anti ageing cream. Don’t use both of them together.

Alovera and Papaya

Alovera is a good source of Malic acid which helps in erasing the marks of ageing. Papaya has some enzymes which clean the skin and removes dead skin as well as it controls wrinkles.

Home-made packs

Orange and yoghurt mask: Mix 1 spoon of yoghurt and ¼ spoon of orange juice and apply it on the face. Keep it for 5 minutes. Then wash it off with mild hot water. Yoghurt tightens your skin cells whereas orange makes it glowing.

Banana pack: Smash a ripe banana and mix it with1/2spoon of glycerin. Then apply the pack on your face. Keep it for 15-20 minutes. Before removing it pat your face with lukewarm water. Again wash your face with cold water.

Egg and olive pack:  Mix 1 spoon of olive oil with one egg and massage it on your face. Leave it on your face for some time then again apply another layer of this pack on your face. Lastly wash your face gently with a wet sponge.

Massage your skin: Before going to bed, massage your skin with olive oil or coconut oil. Then mix crushed cucumber with mint juice. Then sieve the mixture and then apply the juice onto your face with cotton.

Skin sauna: Mix few drops of essential oil according to your skin texture in a bowl of warm water.

•    For normal skin- mandarin oil and lavender 

•    For oily skin-Lemon and eucalyptus oil

•    For dry skin- Rose and chamomile oil

Then cover your face with a towel and take steam from the bowl. This process opens your skin pores and prepares it for applying face mask. But if your skin is very sensitive or you are pregnant then don’t try skin sauna.