Anti-Aging Tips to Keep Your Skin Looking Youthful
Aging is a natural, normal part of life. Still, no one really wants to look old. Everyone wants to look young for as long as possible. A lot of that comes down to your skin. Few parts of you will show aging quite the way your skin does. So what can you do to keep your skin looking youthful?
The sun is something of a double-edged sword. On the one hand, exposing your skin to sunlight is necessary for the body to synthesize vitamin D from cholesterol, which is essential to our health. On the other hand, the sun’s UV rays can damage skin and lead to premature aging. If your goal is to keep your skin looking young, you must protect it from becoming sunburnt. Make sure you use sunscreen as directed. Broad spectrum with at least SPF 30 is best. Stay in the shade and wear sun-protective clothing as well.
Some habits help protect your skin’s youthful appearance while others hurt it. Skin-healthy habits include things like drinking plenty of water, eating a healthy, well-balanced diet, exercising on most days of the week, and getting plenty of sleep. It may sound a little odd, but try to avoid making the same facial expressions all the time to reduce the development of wrinkles. Reduce your alcohol intake and stop smoking if that’s something you do.
One of the most obvious keys to youthful looking skin is skin care. Skin care keeps your skin clean and moisturized, both of which help keep it healthy and looking young. How you do it and what you use matters. Be gentle when cleansing your face to avoid irritating the skin. Wash it twice a day and after sweating heavily, since perspiration can also irritate the skin. Moisturizer should be applied daily to help trap moisture in the skin. Make sure you’re using products that aren’t irritating your skin. If your products make your skin burn or sting, stop using them unless you’ve discussed them with your dermatologist and they’ve indicated that they’re safe to continue using.
If you want to have youthful looking skin for as long as possible, you’ll need to be proactive in your approach to caring for it. Avoid behaviors and substances that will age it prematurely and engage in healthy behaviors that will keep it looking young and healthy. Remember, you can always visit us at Blake Charles Salon to make sure your skin gets the TLC it deserves.
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