Time is something that we all seek more of, and with time comes signs of indefinite aging. Wrinkles around our eyes and mouth and forehead, our skin becomes more sensitive to the sun’s harmful rays and can even become discolored. While this might frighten some, others should take some sort of relief in knowing that there are in fact ways that we can care for our skin now so that signs of skin aging will not be such a horrific nightmare that we have made it out to be. Here is a list of five different ways that we can care for our skin to ensure that it has a long and happy life with minimal signs of aging.
Use Sun Screen
This cannot be stressed more. The sun can affect our skin as we get older and lead to skin aging, and by using sun screen we can be sure that our skin is going to be protected from the harmful rays of the sun. We shouldn’t allow the fear of skin aging keep us from enjoying the wonders of being outdoors.
Cleanse and Exfoliate
All skin types need to be cleansed and exfoliated. The purpose of this, according to mapi.com is to, “What is necessary is to cleanse the pores and channels so the skins own balance can be restored, and the skin can be nourished from the inside.” By doing this, we will assure that our skin remains clean and young looker for some time to come.
Avoid Harsh Chemicals
Some products are harsh and contain chemicals that can irritate skin. You want to stay away from those types of face products and stick more to face products that are gentle on your skin and moisturize rather than dry out and rejuvenate rather than dull.
According to buzzle.com, “Smoking and other such habits are said to harm the skin.” Now understandably, quitting smoking is no easy task, however, this sort of life style has been proven to advance the signs of aging on our skin. If you are truly serious about wanting to encourage the youth of your skin, you should consider kicking the habit.
It is important that out skin remains moisturized, and by making sure that we use a daily moisturizer will also help to ensure that our skin keeps that youthful glow. When your skin is not moisturized, it becomes dry and can add to the aging effect of looking aged. Skincarephysicians.com says that by moisturizing skin daily, “seals in much-needed water……” and “help prevent dry skin from returning.”
Time doesn’t have to be an enemy to your skin, and by following these simple tips, you can help to keep your skin healthy and youthful looking no matter how many years pass by.
“AgingSkinNet Article – Dermatologists’ Top 10 Tips for Relieving Dry Skin.” SkinCarePhysicians.com. Web. 08 Oct. 2010. .
Ashar, By Tima. “Tips to Prevent Skin from Aging.” Buzzle Web Portal: Intelligent Life on the Web. Web. 08 Oct. 2010. .
“Seven Things You Can Do to Prevent Skin from Aging | Maharishi Ayurveda Newsletters: Reliable Knowledge about Ayurvedic Practices.” Health Supplements, Ayurvedic Products, Herbal Remedies and Herbal Supplements from Maharishi Ayurveda – the Pre-eminent System of Herbal Medicine. Web. 08 Oct. 2010. .