The face is the part of our anatomy that distinguishes us from the rest of the world. It’s the very first thing people see when they look at you. And when they look, you want them to see a wrinkle free, glowing face. As we get older, however, the effects of aging take their toll, and the youth slowly leaves the face. Here are some products, tips and lifestyle changes that can help counter the effects of aging, and get your youthful skin back.
What to look for:
Check the label on your skin products for ingredients that help fight aging skin. You want a product that has plenty of antioxidants, which will help repair damaged skin. Some antioxidants to look out for are retinol, green tea extract, and acai oil. Also try to find products that include Alpha-hydroxy Acids or AHAs if you want to smooth lines, spots and scars on your face. Hyaluronic Acid is another great ingredient to check for. Your body produces it naturally, but you’ll produce less and less as you grow older.
Make sure you have a good sunscreen. The sun is the number one factor when it comes to damaged, aged skin. So protect yourself every time you go outside! Get at least an SPF 30 lotion to slather on. And do not underestimate the power of the sun in the winter. Even when it is cold outside, the sun can have seriously negative effects on your skin.
Make sure you have a product that will help exfoliate your skin. When you exfoliate, you are washing away dead skin cells. This will make your skin look and feel smoother, and help reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
While moisturizing doesn’t necessarily battle aging signs, it will help reduce the appearance of them. By getting on a strict moisturizing routine, you help plump up wrinkles, making them less noticeable. A good moisturizer will also help you achieve the youthful, dewy look you’ve been longing for.
A healthy diet:
You are what you eat. Greasy and fatty foods are going to do a number on your skin. Try eating foods rich in Vitamin C, and you’ll surely notice a difference in your skin. And just like your skin products, you want to find foods that are rich in antioxidants. Try packing some fresh fruit in your lunch, instead of the bag of potato chips.
Kick your bad habits:
After sun damage, smoking is the number two cause of aged skin. Smokers have far more wrinkles than non-smokers. These wrinkles are especially bad around the mouth. If you want to have forever youthful skin, throw away the cancer sticks. You will be saving more than just your youthful skin.
Drinking lots of water will help keep your skin looking fresh and healthy. Try carrying a bottle of water around with you throughout your day. You will become accustomed to sipping at it. Avoid sugary drinks such as soda or some juices. Coffee can also help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and help wake your skin up. The caffeine in coffee will help cure puffy skin, such as bags under your eyes.
Try these helpful tips so that you can get the skin from your twenties back! Beautiful, healthy skin looks great on everyone!
This article was contributed by Mountain View Dermatology, a Boulder, Colorado dermatology clinic and skin care center. Now offering laser skin resurfacing. Learn more at www.mountainviewdermatology.com/cosmetic-laser-procedures/laser-skin-resurfacing.