Stay Youthful with these Skin Strategies

old woman perfect skin tips

By: Dr. Masoud Esfahani

Who doesn’t want perfect skin as we age? Who’s willing to put in a bit of work to actually acquire it? It’s never too late to start and maintain a healthy skin routine, however the sooner you start, the better your outcome over the years. Here are some pointers to help, complete with beauty regimens as well as products to heighten impact:

  1. Begin and End Your Day Right

This is crucial. Use the right facial cleanser for your skin type, whether it may be dry, oily, or “mixed.” Remember, cleansers should never be too harsh so as to not strip natural oils from your skin, no matter your skin type. For instance, if you have oily skin, even when you think harsh cleansers “dry up” your problem areas, they actually instead exacerbate the issue and cause more breakouts at the site. Cleansers with vitamins, collagen, and especially Aloe Vera, are a great way to start.

  1. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate! Inside and Out

Aside from drinking lots of water as opposed to other fluids like sugary juices and soda, it is also vital to use two kinds of moisturizers. That’s right, two. It is imperative to use both daily moisturizers with SPF to protect you against the sun’s harmful rays all the while hydrating your skin. It is also vital to utilize night creams before bed because they aid in regenerating skin cells so that you wake up refreshed and your skin is improved.

  1. Sunscreen is a Must, Even for Dark Tones

If you are worried you won’t get tan enough with sunscreen on, plese know that there are tanning oils and lotions which contain at least an SPF of 15, which is the bare minimum you need to apply about every two hours if you plan on being in the sun for a long time. The sun’s UVB and UVA rays don’t only cause skin cancer, they also lead to quicker wrinkling and sagging of your skin. If you want to look tan and youthful, why not sunscreen with tanning creams with SPF and get the look you desire now as well as later?

  1. Prevent Around the Eye Wrinkles

Everyone deals with wrinkles and under eye darkness over time. Yes, they are troublesome and unsightly, but there are so many products on the market to combat them or at least slow their progression for you. Again, skin products for around the eye that also contain Aloe Vera, keep the skin young and refreshed feeling and appearing. Eye creams with caffeine also promote blood circulation to the site, reducing under eye circles and darkness. Remember also, to only dab eye cream, not smear it, so as to prevent further wrinkling.

  1. Promote Circulation, Massage Often

Now, please don’t start vigorously massaging your face the wrong way! A gentle approach will still get the job done. Make sure you apply pressure in the direction you want your skin to go, so away from gravity and upwards around areas susceptible to getting wrinkles. However, for just your neck, apply hand moves both upwards and downwards, because this region’s skin needs to remain flexible through the years. It also helps combat double chin to an extent, so why not kill two birds with one stone with this  trick?

A Few Final Notes:

  1. Never Sleep With Makeup On, Wash it Off Always
  2. Quit Smoking for Better Skin, no Matter How Hard it May Be
  3. Work Out, Get Your Whole Body’s Circulation Going
  4. Give Your Face Days Off From Makeup, Too

10. Lastly, Learn to Disconnect from Stress and be More Carefree for Optimal Skin Complexion

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