Ageing is a fact of life, ageing prematurely is not. Many of the decisions we make now can impact negatively on how our skin ages, so it’s important to be as proactive as possible while you still can. Before you reach for the botox or fillers, take time out to care for your skin. It will be make a huge difference in the future. So … here are our top five tops to anti-ageing without using botox … 1. Wear sunscreen The harsh UV rays can wreak havoc on skin, causing lasting damage such as wrinkles, sun-spots and burned skin. All of these effects can make you look far older, but luckily it’s an easy issue to avoid. Wear sunscreen every day – regardless of the weather, to provide your skin with ultimate protection from the sun. 2. Create a regular skincare routine – and follow it! When it comes to looking after your skin, what you do every day makes the difference. Having a regular skincare that is suited to your skin type is a great way to ensure that you’re giving your skin a decent clean, as well as providing it with enough moisture. 3. Drink less alcohol As most of us are aware, alcohol can have lots of unwanted side effects; dehydration is one of them. Alcohol naturally dries out the skin, which means that we have to ensure we’re drinking more than enough water to counteract this effect. Cutting back on alcohol will make a big difference to the quality of your skin, and cutting it out completely is a great way to prevent signs of premature ageing. 4. Get regular facials Not only do facials help to thoroughly cleanse the skin, they’re also a great way to help your skin absorb anti-ageing products. Monthly facials work to improve elasticity and promote collagen production, which will give your skin a smoother texture and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Perhaps best of all, facials are a great opportunity for your skincare consultant to thoroughly examine your skin, and provide tailored advice specific to your skin type. 5. Stress less Some stress is unavoidable, but it can have a drastic impact on the quality (and condition) of your skin, so it’s a great idea to try and cut out any unnecessary stress. We’ve got a list of ways you can avoid stress in your life here that can help you to get through your days much easier.