As you age, you fear losing the smoothness and glow of your skin because aging brings with it wrinkles, spots, and Crow’s feet. In addition, your skin becomes, dry, loose and fragile and it no longer looks youthful.
Aging is inevitable, but you can prevent your skin from looking old. While you need to overhaul your diet, some skin care tips can also make your skin look younger than your age. Besides, these tips will save you from costly anti-aging treatments and buying expensive creams and cosmetics.
So, before age takes over your beautiful and youthful skin, consider following tips to prevent skin changes and signs of aging:
Wash, Cleanse, Moisturize
Washing, cleaning and moisturizing are three important rudiments of fresh and younger-looking skin. All three practices help you keep your face clean and free of dirt. Even the anti-aging products penetrate the skin properly when it is clean. So, washing face with warm and non-soap cleanser should be your first task in the morning. Remember, the water should be warm not hot because steaming water strips natural oils from your skin.
Also, avoid taking long showers and baths and limit the time to 15 minutes. Use mild soaps and avoid perfumes, dyes and other irritating additives if you a have sensitive skin.
The next important thing to prevent aging is cleansing. Cleansing on a regular basis removes dirt and bacteria and keep your skin clean and germ-free. However, do it gently.
You should also avoid going to bed without removing make-up. While make-up damages skin, if affects quality of your sleep too.
Lastly, moisturize your skin to prevent dryness and effects of the weather. In fact, a moisturizer helps maintain the skin’s natural moisture too. Also, make sure that you use products that suit your skin. For instance, oil-based products are a ‘Nay’ for oily skin and women with dry skin must avoid using alcohol-based products.
Avoid the Sun
Aging occurs rapidly because of consistent exposures to the sun. You must, therefore, avoid going out in the sunlight to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun.
Precisely, you must avoid going out during high intensity hours i.e. from 10 am to 4 pm. In addition, you must wear long trousers, a hat and long sleeved shirts to cover your body, and apply a sunscreen 20 minutes before going out.
Poor quality sleep makes your skin look older and tired and forms bags under your eyes. Lack of sleep, therefore, has negative impacts on your skin and you must try to improve your sleep to keep your skin younger-looking and healthy.
Physical exercises increase the circulation of oxygen in the body and keep your skin healthy and vibrant. Hence, you must exercise daily because it improves sleep as well.
Watch Your Diet
A glowing skin depends on what you eat. Eating healthy foods, therefore, is essential for a healthy skin. Eat fruits and vegetables that contain antioxidants and important vitamins. Also, eat foods that are a rich source of omega-3 because this nutrient promotes health of the skin.
Spinach, walnuts and salmon are the best foods to keep your skin healthy and youthful.
Avoid Smoking & Don’t Drink Alcohol
Smoking narrows the blood vessels in the skin causing it to age prematurely. In addition, it depletes the body of vitamin C, which is essential for a healthy skin.
Similarly, drinking alcohol damages the blood vessels permanently and impacts your complexion. Besides, it dehydrates that body which is bad for the health of the skin.
Preventing aging of the skin is possible and easy with these tips. However, practicing them on a regular basis is crucial for desired results.
You can also consult estheticians and skin care specialists at Select Salon Studios in Maumee and Toledo OH for more guidance and suggestions.