I touched my daughter’s forehead last night and realized it was so soft and smooth. I remember having skin like that, but over time I’ve lost moisture and elasticity. If this is happening to you as well, use the below tips and tricks to help your skin regain it’s youthful resiliency.
It’s important to exfoliate your skin gently but thoroughly on a regular basis. Exfoliation gets rid of dead skin cells and opens up your pores, which means that when you shave, you’ll be less likely to get razor bumps. Exfoliation also gives your skin a polished, new look.
To improve aging skin, cut down on your sugar intake. Too much sugar in the blood stream over a long period of time can cause glycation, which is when sugars damage the proteins that make up collagen, an essential component of skin and other parts of your body. Damage to collagen increases wrinkles and dryness and decreases skin elasticity, so get rid of the sugar as an investment toward a beautiful future.
If you are going outside in the summer, use a moisturizer or a sunblock with SPF. SPF helps to fortify your skin with a shield to protect you from the sun, so that your face does not get burnt. Reapply your SPF lotion if you happen to go swimming or if you are involved in any type of activity and end up sweating a lot.
Eat kiwis to slow down the aging process and improve the look of your skin. Kiwis have an ample amount of vitamin C which stimulates collagen production. Collagen keeps your skin firm and elastic which helps people’s skin to gracefully age. Adding kiwis as a daily snack is an easy diet change that will pay dividends for your skin.
Warm your moisturizer before applying. Warm moisturizer is more effective because the skin absorbs it better and quicker. It only takes a few seconds in the microwave to heat the moisturizer up. Another thing you can try is putting the moisturizer into a bowl filled with warm water to warm it up.
Plain nonfat or low-fat yogurt is calcium-rich, which makes it an ideal and affordable skincare treatment. When applied to tight, dry skin, yogurt will impart a soft and silky feeling. It can also be applied to oily skin as a masque; after five minutes, rinsing off the yogurt will also remove excessive oils without stripping the skin.
If you have oily skin, then there are products out there for your specific skin type. You should opt for a gel cleanser to absorb oil and use a light moisturizer or serum with included sunscreen specifically labeled for oily skin. At any point in your day, you can also use oil blotting sheets to blot away excess oil to make your skin look and feel less oily.
If you have oily skin, don’t use moisturizer. This is the equivalent of using butter and mayonnaise on a sandwich: one is oily enough. On the other hand, you may be oily all over with a few dry areas, generally near the eyes or on the cheeks back near your ears. In that case, apply moisturizer only to the dry areas of your face.
Try to avoid touching your face excessively. Your hands tend to be covered in oil and other grime and too much contact between your hands and face can leave your face oily, clogging up your pores and leading to acne or other undesirable skin conditions. Washing your hands frequently can help to solve this problem.
You still have to moisturize if you have skin that is very oily. Be certain to use moisturizers following each face wash and prior to applying makeup. It might seem counter-intuitive, but moisture plays an important role in the skin’s production of oils. If you use a strong cleanser, it will dry out your skin. This will give the skin the idea that more oil should be created.
After washing your face with warm water, a great way to close your pores is by splashing cold water on your face. You can avoid using facial toners, by just using cold water instead. Water is a natural and cheap solution to closing pores, and they don’t contain any of the harsh chemicals that toners do.
Certain types of tea can be great for your skin. According to research, green tea and black tea have a lot of benefits for your skin. The teas contain protective items, such as EGCG, that may help prevent some skin cancers and it can also slow down the breakdown of collagen.
Want healthier skin? A key step is to stop smoking. Smoking constricts tiny blood vessels near the skin’s surface. It also causes decreased blood flow. Thus, smoking ages the skin and causes wrinkles. Talk to your doctor to get advice on how to stop smoking.
Wear clothes that offer SPF protection. The sun can do serious damage to your skin. While you might already apply sunscreen on a regular basis, consider adding some clothing with an SPF rating to your wardrobe as well. You can find shirts in stores and online, that offer extra protection against the sun.
If you want to maintain soft, radiant skin, make sure that you use body wash in the shower. Body wash is a great alternative to soap, as it will not only soften your skin, but comes in a wide variety of aromas to improve your overall aura. Try to avoid body wash from touching your hair and face.
After using all of these methods my skin should return to being soft, beautiful, and taut. Hopefully, yours will too, so let’s set up our own skin care regimens and give it a go! The only way to keep aging at bay is to go the extra mile to take good care of your skin!