Aging can be frightening for everyone, male or female. The fear usually sets in when you notice the first laugh lines, and start searching for ways to stop the process. One thing to consider before buying miracle creams and treatments is that most dermatologists agree that aging has less to do with how long you have been alive and more with how you live.
Your lifestyle and habits affect your skin, and the way it ages so, by making a few simple changes in your lifestyle you can help correct and prevent further signs of aging.
Here are a few do’s and don’ts to keep you looking young.
Do Use a Moisturizer.
Aging tends to thin and dry the skin, leaving it more vulnerable to damage. For the best protection use a daily moisturizer with sunscreen. Applying your moisturizer to damp skin will help lock in moisture
Do Drink Plenty of Water.
Water helps flush toxins out of your system leaving your skin looking healthier and even younger. Drinking water also hydrates your skin, which helps plump it up so that wrinkling is less noticeable. It is recommended that women consume a total of 8- 9 cups of water per day.
Do Use a Daily Eye Cream.
The skin around the eyes is very thin which makes the eye area very susceptible to the visible effects of aging. Tiny wrinkles, dark circles, and puffiness all center around the eyes. There are many products created specifically to improve the appearance of the delicate skin around the eyes, promoting a younger looking face.
Smokers tend to have wrinkled skin; this is because nicotine tightens blood vessels and limits the flow of oxygen to the skin. Besides all the other health concerns about smoking, it makes you look old. So if you are a smoker consider quitting, and if you aren’t a smoker definitely don’t start.
Neck and Chest.
The neck and chest show signs of aging, even before the face. This is because there are less oil glands in the neck and chest. To improve the look of these areas don’t ignore them when you are applying your daily moisturizer. Look for a moisturizer with retinols, copper or Vitamin C. These are all known ingredients to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Don’t Pull and Rub Your Skin.
As your skin ages it is beginning to show the damage caused by sun, stress, and pollution, pulling and rubbing can reduce elasticity and promote wrinkling and sagging.
There are other daily rituals that will help your skin and entire body looking young. These include making sure to avoid the sun, eating healthy and exercising. Your skin can’t be replaced and your body is the only one you get, so take care of yourself, to ensure that you have a long and healthy life of looking your best.