How do famous actresses stay looking so gorgeous as they age? They take especially good care of their skin, which is something YOU can replicate from your own home! Here are some time-tested ideas we’ve gathered to help you with your skin care regimen so you can age gracefully too.
If you want to avoid getting wrinkles in your old age, try wearing sunglasses whenever you’re out in bright sunlight. It’s been shown that squinting so that you can see properly when in bright sunlight can be a cause of wrinkles around your eyes. A basic pair of sunglasses from the dollar store can keep you from squinting and protect you from wrinkles.
Applying moisturizer regularly, particularly during the winter months, is essential for healthy skin. Moisturizer helps supply your face with the proper hydration it needs to regulate the movement of blood cells and for the skin regeneration process. This, in turn, will help your skin look radiant, feel smooth, and appear less red (if the redness is due to dehydrated skin).
When using skin care products that excessively dry out your skin, such as salicylic acid, be sure to also use a moisturizer after each application. Drying out your skin can make your skin even more vulnerable to breakouts and blemishes. Using a moisturizer, along with your other skincare products, will give you the benefits of the products without the dry skin.
Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen. Sun exposure is the number one cause of aging of the skin, and it’s a shame because it’s so easy to prevent. Slather on the sunscreen as soon as you step out of the shower to help it really soak in, put some more on visible areas on your lunch break, and then again when you get home, in that little half-minute break before you get out of the car to go inside. Make sure to refresh throughout the day, because sunscreen wears off. (If you pick a sunscreen that’s also a moisturizer, that’s another bonus!)
Always use a sunscreen, especially when using anti-aging products. Most anti-aging creams don’t have a SPF in them, and as we all know, unprotected skin exposure creates wrinkles, and also puts you at risk for many UV related diseases, such as skin cancer. The lighter your skin tone, the higher a SPF you want to use.
If your skin is not in the best condition, consider using vitamin E. When applied topically vitamin E can soothe dry, rough skin. When taken orally the vitamin is a powerful antioxidant that can neutralize the harmful effects of free radicals, molecules which damage collagen causing dry skin and wrinkles.
Although exfoliation is a great way to give your skin a new look, don’t scrub furiously in the belief that you are giving your skin the chance to renew itself. Sloughing off dead skin cells does give your face and body a smoother and more polished appearance, which will help your skin absorb lotions or moisturizers more readily than before. But it will not help your skin grow a new layer of cells.
If you keep up with your skin care regimen daily, ensuring your skin gets all the nutrients and treatments that it needs to stay soft, supple, and young looking, then you will have no problems in the coming years or even decades. You’ll always look your absolute best at any age!
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