It’s been said that age is a state of mind, which is absolutely true. It’s also true that the years have a tendency to announce themselves on our skin.
Fortunately, new research has led to the development of skincare products that can preserve skin firmness and softness. Dermatologists also have a lot more knowledge of behavioral changes that can keep your skin looking great.
Here are four of our favorite tips for keeping your skin youthful:
1. Cleanse Skin Thoroughly and Gently
As an adolescent, you probably learn to keep your skin scrupulously clean as a way of preventing clogged pores and acne. It’s also important to keep your skin clean as an adult, but your technique, as well as your cleansers, may need to change.
Harsh cleansers can dry your skin, causing it to appear dry and irritated. Tugging or pulling at your skin while cleansing can also cause damage, including fine lines and sagging.
What you need is a creamy, moisturizing cleanser that dissolves makeup and is easy to rinse off. An effective cleanser means that you don’t have to irritate your skin by scrubbing it or risk potential damage because you have to tug at the delicate eyelid and under-eye skin while trying to get that last bit of eyeliner off.
2. Protect Your Skin Against Sun Damage
Dermatologists agree that ultraviolet light is your skin’s worst enemy. Many doctors believe that the best defense against the sun is to simply stay out of it: Stay indoors between 10 and 2 PM when the sun is at its peak, and use hats, sunglasses, and coverups to physically block the sun if you must be outside.
Sunscreens, along with moisturizers and cosmetics that contain sunblock, are also a must. Mineral foundations, for example, can act as an effective, natural sunblock that doesn’t clog pores or irritate the skin.
3. Choose Effective and Gentle Treatment Products
Not so long ago, you might have to see a doctor or visit an exclusive spot to have access to truly effective skin treatment products. This is no longer the case, and our buyers have curated best-in-class skin treatment products, such as masks and serums, for you to choose from.
Many of these products act as supplements for the skin by providing necessary nutrients, such as vitamin C. Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant that protects your skin against free radical damage.
4. Choose Good Hygiene and Health Habits
Skin damage caused by lack of sleep, tobacco and alcohol use and a poor diet is often cumulative. This means that your current lifestyle choices have an impact on how your skin will look ten years from now. If you are having difficulty with getting a good night’s sleep, choosing the right foods, or quitting smoking, talk to your doctor.
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