As we get older, we get more and more worried about how our skin is deteriorating. Many women (and men) go to great lengths to protect their skin and stop it from telling their real age. For many people, looking in the mirror and seeing an old face looking back at them can really bring them down. There are things you can do to prevent this onset of old-looking skin. The sooner you start the better, but even if you have never done anything to make your skin look younger, there is no better time to start than now. Here are some techniques that will really help you reverse the signs of aging on your skin:
The single most important thing you can do, above any lotions or potions, is to make sure your lifestyle isn’t affecting your skin. Drinking plenty of water, getting loads of sleep and avoiding alcohol are great ways to start. Exposure of the skin to sunlight is probably the most aging thing of all, so stay out of direct sunlight and if you are out and about, make sure you use a high SPF sun block to protect your face. Avoiding pollution is a great tip too – so spend lots of time out in the country away from fumes and smog. Stress will make anyone look old – so counter any of life’s irritations with some relaxation and yoga. Obviously your choice of diet plays a major role too, so maximise on fruit, vegetables and oily fish and stay away from too much sugar and fat. You will be amazed at the difference a few small changes can make to your skin, so think really carefully about which lifestyle choices are making you look older than you are.
Selecting the Right Products
The sheer choice of products that are available on the market is overwhelming. It is worth spending money on a great quality moisturiser but make sure you choose one that has been designed for older skin. It will have a good balance of nutrients and vitamins that are designed for you. You’ll need a good quality cleanser and toner, and a facial serum which will help to lock in moisture. Make sure you clean your face every night with a good facial wash, and avoid wearing too much makeup.
Exercise is great for getting the blood pumping, and when you carry out any sort of aerobic exercise your face will look amazing! You’ll get all sorts of other benefits from it too, so make sure that exercise is part of your daily routine. It will also make you feel far more positive and healthy, and there’s nothing like a good attitude to help you stay looking young. If you are not sure which type of exercise is right for you then consult with a fitness expert or a personal trainer.
Making little changes here and there can bring about some huge benefits. Don’t assume that it’s too late for you to start looking after your skin – you can do things right now that will make you look and feel younger. Go for it!
[box_light]Chris Patrick, the author of today’s guest post, works at dermatologydrs.com, a well-established dermatology center providing services for cellulite treatment in Clinton, MI. He enjoys blogging and shares his views and opinions with readers on various skin related issues.[/box_light]
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