Don't let time take you! Take the time to try these anti aging tips and help keep your skin healthy and young-looking.
Get your daily SPF (sun protection factor). Try a moisturizer and a foundation that both have SPF in them and you can easily achieve SPF 30 or more just by putting your makeup on.
Drink Green Tea daily for less sun-related skin damage. It contains antioxidants.
Concentrate on good skincare for your neck, chest and hands as these areas show age faster than anywhere else on the body. Keep those areas well-moisturized.
Use anti aging eye creams instead of moisturizer around the eye area, especially if you have puffy eyes. Creams will hydrate without causing swelling. Use one that contains retinol which thickens delicate under-eye skin and doesn’t give such a translucent appearance.
Increase your Vitamin C consumption – about 75mg per day will help to ward off wrinkles.
What shape is your face in? The shape of your face can determine what areas of your skin will begin aging more quickly.
The healthy fats in olive oil will help your body to absorb antioxidants better. Consume more of these oils as part of your skincare routine.
Get a good night’s sleep for cellular renewal (your skin healing itself). Try to get at least 7 - 9 hours each night.
Too much sugar intake leads to wrinkly, dull skin so avoid the sweets!
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Avoid too much sun exposure. The body naturally craves sunlight, and while some is beneficial, limit your time in the sun to avoid damage to the skin and lessen your risk for skin cancer. When cleansing your face, make sure your skin is damp first. This will help whatever cleanser you're using to glide on smoothly and cause less irritation during application.
Get your protein – it helps repair skin cells once it’s broken down into the amino acid form.
Drink water – hydrated skin is not wrinkly skin. I'm not talking about flavored water, either. I'm talking about good, quality bottled water.
Eliminate stress. Keep your facial muscles relaxed to prevent early onset of crow’s feet, frown lines and wrinkles. Try anti aging exercises and yoga to help you relax.
Wear gloves when doing household chores and avoid exposing your hands to harsh chemicals.
Use a shower filter which keeps dangerous VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) and other harsh chemicals from reaching your skin and drying it out.
Give up smoking and heavy drinking. Both nicotine and alcohol compromise the skin’s vitamins and minerals, leaving it dehydrated and exposed to conditions which are suitable for wrinkle formation. Smoking and drinking contributes to the whole body aging, and increases your risks of cancer, arthritis and osteoporosis.
The information provided is not intended nor implied as a substitute for professional medical advice. Consult a dermatologist if you have a specific question or concern about your skin and consult with a healthcare provider before beginning any kind of treatment regimen or exercise program.