Beautiful skin does more than make you look beautiful. It also makes you feel confident and attractive. People are magnetically drawn to you, attracted by your sunny disposition. When you look and feel wonderful, your positive attitude may even draw an abundance of good fortune.
Although aging is an inevitable part of life, you can do much to slow the effects of aging by eating nutritious foods, exercising regularly, and taking care of our health. In addition, you can use the shape of your face to look stylish at any age. For instance, how you style your hair, apply makeup to your cheeks, or wear glasses should suit the shape of your face.
A Simple 3 Step Plan
You can also slow down the appearance of aging by taking these 3 simple steps to take care of our skin:
- Use the right products to help restore your skin. Fight back against wrinkles.
People first begin to notice that their skin is aging when they get wrinkles. However, wrinkles are not just the result of your getting older—they are often caused by sun damage, loss of elastin and collagen, dehydration, and a diet high in sugar. Products like Dermaclara Complete reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
- Use a routine to take care of your skin
Due to your busy lifestyle, you may have neglected the health of your skin for years and are only now beginning to notice it. This youthful appearance may appear magical, but, in essence, it is just a return to good skin health.
Here are some steps to take:
Step 1: Rinse.
Washing your skin with a gentle cleanser will remove invisible grime in the pores of your skin. It’s important to know use harsh, commercial soaps as these will also wash away the natural protective oils of your skin. Do this daily.
Ideally, create a routine to wash your face before you go to bed and upon awakening.
Use warm water, rather than hot or cold.
Gently dry your face by patting it with a towel. Don’t scrub your face squeaky clean or vigorously rub it with a towel.
Step 2: Moisturize.
Apply a moisturizer if you have dry skin. Do it every morning and night. You can do it immediately after you rinse your face. Research the best cleanser for your skin, then follow it up with a moisturizer that has humectants and emollients. Humectants are ingredients like glycerin or hyaluronic acid that attract water to your skin while emollients like lanolin or shea butter seal in the moisture.
Step 3: Exfoliate.
You can’t do deep cleanses daily because your skin can’t recover fast enough. Deep cleanses focus on removing dead skin cells, a process dermatologists call exfoliation.
Exfoliation requires you to use natural ingredients to remove dead skin cells.
Here are some effective ingredients used in effective exfoliation products:
- · bamboo bark
- · brown sugar
- · oatmeal
- · grains
- · tiny beads
- · rock salt
- · apricot seed
Use a wash cloth to gently rub lotions with these ingredients into your skin. Usually, you should wait 5 to 10 minutes before washing them off. If you have sensitive skin, then make sure the product also has lactic acid.
- Protect your skin
Protect your skin from excessive exposure to sunlight by wearing protective clothing, like floppy hats and sunscreen lotion. If you have some exposure to the sun, use SPF 15 daily. If you have a lot of exposure to the sun, for, instance, you’re at the beach, use SPF 30.
Don’t just use sunscreen on your face, but apply it over your neck and hands as well.
Another way to protect your skin is through the use of antioxidants. An article in Nature Made on fighting aging explains how antioxidants work:
“Antioxidants are nutrients that support healthy cells by helping neutralize free radicals in the body. Free radicals can result from a variety of causes such as normal metabolic reactions in the body, cigarette smoke, pollution and sun exposure. If free radical activity is left uncontrolled, then the health of the body can suffer. Thus, it is beneficial to consume antioxidant nutrients through your diet to help neutralize free radicals and support overall health.”
You Don’t Need Cosmetic Surgery to Look Younger
Many people look for shortcuts to beauty. Cosmetic surgery can make your skin look plump and full. It can pull up sagging facial lines. Although a Botox injection or a face lift can make you look years younger overnight, they are expensive and may not work as well for you as other people.
A much better way of taking care of your skin and facial muscle tone is to apply daily and weekly skin care regimen.
All your skin needs to stay healthy is a good diet, enough hydration, regular cleansing, moisturizing, and protection.
When it comes to diet, it’s what you don’t eat that can make an even bigger difference. Excessive sugar, for example, can cause cellular damage to collagen, which is what gives your skin its firm, taut appearance.
Although it may be difficult in the beginning to remember all the things you have to do to care for your skin, you will slowly acquire the habit. You’ll no more think of going to bed without washing your face then you do of going to bed without brushing your teeth.