The condition, and appearance, of your skin is often a reflection of your daily habits and lifestyle. The food you eat, make up you choose, and even how much you sleep influence how old your skin looks. While it isn’t possible to turn back the clock, and reverse aging, you can get younger looking skin by eliminating habits that accelerate the aging process.
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10 Tips On How To Get Younger Looking Skin
Here’s ten of the best tips to help you get glowing, younger looking skin by adopting a few skin care habits.
1. Stay Hydrated
When people become more concerned with younger looking skin, they often start by searching for creams and treatments. But the first and most important tip is drinking enough water. Our bodies are mostly water, and the skin is no exception. Your skin is about 65%, or two thirds, water.
If you’re dehydrated, and not drinking 8-10 glasses of water per day, it can have a dramatic effect on the appearance of your skin.
2. Daily Skin Care Routine
It’s important to adopt a routine you can follow consistently. As with most healthy habits, it isn’t enough to do it once. It needs to become part of your daily and nightly routine.
Here’s a basic skin care routine:
Cleansing: To remove dirt, grime, and gunk.
Toning: Removes residual cleanser, improves blood supply to skin.
Moisturizing: Binds moisture to the skin.
Exfoliation removes the top layer of dead skin cells which can help your skin look and feel better. This is a natural process, and your skin will naturally shed these cells about every 30 days. Exfoliation just helps speed up the process to help with younger looking skin.
4. Sun Screen
While having a nice tan is often associated with a youthful appearance, it’s also an indication of skin damage. The tan you get under the sun is actually an increase in melanin (skin pigment) in an attempt to prevent further damage. The darker your skin becomes, the more damage you have sustained.
Use a sunscreen wit a high SPF, and opt for cosmetics with sun protection included.
5. Avoid Skin Stripping
If your skin feels dry, flaky, or itchy you may be using products that are too harsh for your skin. While you want to use products to enhance and help replenish your skin, you don’t want to make things worse by stripping the natural oils that help protect you.
Double check your skin care products and avoid those with sulphates, silicones, and parabens.
6. Avoid Smoking
There are few habits more damaging to your skin than smoking. Cigarette smoking displaces the oxygen in your skin, reduces blood flow, and depletes important nutrients needed to protect your skin. It leaves your skin dry, discolored, and can speed up the onset of wrinkles.
7. Reduce Stress
Stress isn’t just bad for your heart, it’s also bad for your skin. Acne, psoriasis, and eczema are all influenced by stress and related hormone production.
You can help reduce stress by:
– Exercising regularly
– Eat balanced, healthy meals
– Reduce caffeine
– Try meditation or yoga
8. Toss Old Makeup Brushes
Try not to get too attached to your favorite makeup brush, or sponge, and be sure to clean and replace them regularly. Old brushes are more likely to contain bacteria harmful to your skin, due to a build up of old make up.
9. Get More Sleep
There’s a lot going on while you’re dreaming. While sleeping your skin recovers moisture, and your hormones are hard at work repairing damaged cells. Not getting enough sleep can also make existing skin conditions, like acne, much worse.
10. Skin Care Foods
Here’s a few foods that can help promote healthy, younger looking skin when eaten regularly.
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