There’s nothing that can be done about getting older – it happens to every man, woman, and child on the earth. However, just because you are adding years to your life does not mean that you should’t put some effort into making sure your skin stays as young and vibrant as possible. Sure, there are surgical procedures today that are designed to take away some of the tell-tale signs that you’re getting older, but there are also easier ways that, when combined with a healthy lifestyle, can reduce those aging signs.
Some of the most obvious signs of aging include wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, and sagging skin. While these things occur naturally over time, they can be exacerbated by the use of tobacco and alcohol. The most obvious way to help combat signs of aging is to lead a healthy lifestyle, including eating foods high in healthy fats and drinking plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated.
If you’re already leading that type of healthy lifestyle, you can further help your skin stay young and supple by applying broad spectrum sunscreen any time you go outdoors. Wearing a daily moisturizer containing sunscreen underneath makeup is a wonderful foundation to a healthier look, and wearing a higher SPF sunscreen when you go outdoors for extended periods of time is, of course, highly recommended.
A final way you can reduce signs of aging lies in the skin care aisle of most drug stores and department stores. Purchase a high-quality moisturizer to apply twice a day – once in the morning and once at night. Use a gentle cleanser in the morning and in the evening to keep your face and neck clear of dirt and grime that clogs pores and contributes to problematic skin conditions. Finally, exfoliate regularly to remove dead skin and leftover makeup and products.
Regular appointments with a licensed and certified dermatologist can also go a long way toward helping you maintain healthy skin for a lifetime. A good dermatologist can also help keep an eye out for moles and other marks that can be early warning signs of more serious conditions, including skin cancer. By employing these simple tips, you can truly help yourself avoid some of the most obvious signs of aging.
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