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- Follow a Good Skin Care RegimenIrrespective of your age; you need to follow a good skin care regimen for healthy skin. When your skin is healthy, it will not show early signs of aging;
– Cleanse your face daily with a gentle cleanser, both in the morning and at night. This will keep your skin clean, soft and free of pore-clogging debris. When buying a cleanser, avoid those with high alcohol content and other drying agents.
– Apply a good quality moisturizer over your entire face, neck, hands and legs twice daily. This will help prevent dry and aging skin.
– Exfoliate your skin once a week with a gentle facial scrub. This will encourage skin cell renewal, making your skin look younger. It will also help get rid of dead skin cells and keep your skin smooth, healthy, bright and fresh.
- Choose Skin Care Products Wisely
Many people make the mistake of using the wrong type of skin care products. This can cause tingling, itching, dryness and irritation. It’s easy to rectify or avoid this mistake.
Determine your skin type by analyzing your ‘T-zone’ area and then choose suitable products to keep it healthy and young. Also, avoid using too many cosmetic products at the same time.
3. Wear Sunscreen Everyday
Sunscreen is the ultimate anti-aging tool recommended by beauty therapists. Too much exposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage your skin, particularly its elastin, and cause loss of collagen. This in turn can lead to sun spots, wrinkles, an uneven skin tone, dryness, rough skin and sunburn.
Apply an SPF 15 (or higher) sunscreen every day. For maximum anti-aging benefits, make sure to apply sunscreen on your ears, neck, legs, hands and also your face.
4. Get Your Beauty Sleep Daily
To stay looking young for years, get 7 to 8 hours of beauty sleep daily without fail. In fact, sleep is considered the most powerful rejuvenating treatment to maintain youthfulness.
When you sleep, adrenaline and corticosteroid levels drop and the body starts to produce growth hormones. During this time, the repair and growth process of cells occurs. If you don’t get enough sleep, this function is impaired and leads to inflammation that causes many signs of aging like wrinkles, dull complexion and ‘fine lines’.
To improve your sleep pattern, maintain a regular bedtime; avoid caffeinated beverages before bedtime, take a warm bath with a few drops of aromatherapy oil in the evening, and sleep on the right mattress and pillows.
5. Exercise Daily
Exercise is good for your body and mind. Regular exercise improves blood flow and keeps your skin healthy and vibrant. It also regulates your hormones and helps you sleep better.
According to recent studies published in some health journals, exercise has anti-inflammatory potential as it decreases the risk of developing inflammatory diseases like heart disease and obesity.
Exercise also combats the loss of stamina, muscle strength, balance and bone density that increases with age.
Do some sort of physical activity for 20 to 30 minutes daily. Activities that can help slow down the aging process are running, walking, dancing, cycling, gardening and even housework. Aerobic exercises and Yoga also help a lot.
Tracy Amaka Obi is a professional Skin Therapist and Make-up Artiste. Her keen interest in flawless and glowing skin has led to her relentless provision of skin care services since 2012. She loves the science of her job as it is continuously evolving with new methods of offering people healthy looking skin.
Her specialty is in natural products which is a result of several years of training in Organic Skin Care. Tracys’ greatest accomplishments are positive comments from her diverse clientele confirming their achievements of their various beauty needs from the use of her products and personal consultation. A self acclaimed fanatic of healthy living, during her spare time; you will find her researching natural methods on achieving healthy skin and sharing those tips via her various social media handles.