How to Keep Your Skin Looking Young And Vibrante at Every Age
Posted on: 26 August 2016 by Jim Raychrudhury
Have you ever looked at a woman after learning her age and thought to yourself “How does she manage to look so young?” or “I hope I look as good as she does when I’m her age”?
Have you ever looked at a woman after learning her age and thought to yourself “How does she manage to look so young?” or “I hope I look as good as she does when I’m her age”? The foundation of a youthful appearance starts with great skin, and the secret to having great skin at any age is to nurture your body as a whole. Since your skin is the largest organ in your body, it makes perfect sense that poor health habits can impact its appearance. So what can you do to maintain a healthy, glowing visage as you age?
Steer Clear of Harmful Rays
Keep your skin looking radiant by avoiding excess exposure to the sun. Accessorize with a wide-brim hat to keep UV rays at bay when the sun is at its highest (typically between the hours of 10 AM and 4 PM) and remember that damage to your skin is still possible on an overcast day. Take proper precautions by using a lotion with an SPF of 15 or higher whenever you spend time outdoors.
Kick the Habit
If you are a smoker, the first step to improving your skin is nixing the nicotine for good. Research done at the Mayo Clinic has revealed that smoking significantly increases the appearance of wrinkles by depriving the skin of oxygen and nutrients that are essential to collagen production. The bad news? These wrinkles are largely irreversible; the good news, however, is that by quitting smoking ASAP, you can keep the wrinkles from getting worse.
Get Your Beauty Sleep
According to Web MD, women who get between 7-9 hours of sleep each night have fewer wrinkles and brighter skin around their eyes. But the amount of sleep you get each night isn’t the only thing to think about; you must also make sure you’re getting good quality sleep. Consider using aromatherapy or implementing a calming yoga routine to your nightly ritual to help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. Your skin will thank you for it.
Super-Foods Lead to Super Skin
You know that super-foods are good for your body but did you know that they are also good for your skin? When you consider the fact that the skin is the largest organ in the human body, it’s easy to see how eating a healthy diet can improve its quality. Check out this list of 5 complexion-improving foods that you should incorporate into your diet today.
Get on the Go for a Healthy Glow
According to the New York Times, a recent study at McMaster University proved once and for all that exercise is an important factor in maintaining great skin. Even if you haven't exercised in awhile, incorporating just 30 minutes a day can make a huge difference in the appearance of your skin; you may even see results in as little as 2 weeks. Keep in mind that exercising outdoors without a fitness T-shirt can lead to sun damage, so to reap the full benefits of your daily jog or bike ride, be sure to smooth on some sunscreen before venturing outside.
For both men and women, shaving is a necessary evil. If done without care, it can leave your skin feeling raw and irritated and may leave unsightly razor burn in its wake. To improve the quality of your shave and keep your skin looking great, be sure to change your blade frequently, lather on plenty of shaving cream or gel, and follow up with a skin-nourishing moisturizer.