Did you know that around 59% of Americans are not comfortable in their own skin? If you are looking to improve your self-confidence when it comes to your own skin, we are here to help you out. We have put together this guide to share our tips about how to keep your skin looking youthful and wrinkle-free.
Continue reading to learn how you can level up your confidence.
Protect Your Skin From the Sun
It doesn’t matter if you are running errands or heading to the beach or the park; you need to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun. You can use a broad-spectrum SPF 30 that is water-resistant to ensure it stays on longer. Make sure that you apply sunscreen to any skin that isn’t covered by your clothing.
You can also use other things such as sunglasses, a long-sleeved shirt, wide-brimmed hats, and clothing that offers UV protection.
If you really want a tan because you feel too pale or if it’s summer, apply a self-tanner instead of laying out in the sun to tan. Tanning will prematurely age your skin whether you do it with the sun or in a tanning bed.
If you are noticing that your crow’s feet are starting to really show, then it might be time to turn to Botox. This can help revitalize your skin and the expression lines around the outside of your eyes. A pro about opting for Botox is that the side effects are very minimal, so you can quickly do a session during your lunch break if need be.
You want to clean your skin gently rather than always scrubbing it. Scrubbing it every day will irritate your skin which will accelerate your skin aging. Instead, you want to wash gently to remove makeup and pollution, so that you don’t irritate it.
We also recommend washing your face twice per day and always washing after sweating heavily. When you sweat, it will irritate your skin, which is why you want to wash it as soon as possible after you sweat. After you cleanse apply a moisturizer to help trap the water in your skin and make your skin more youthful.
If you ever notice that one of your skin care products is burning or stinging your skin – stop using it immediately. Burning and stinging means that your skin is irritated, and this will make you look older.
You need to drink plenty of water in order to flush your skin with any harmful toxins. Make it a habit to sip water every few minutes throughout the entire day. If drinking water is difficult for you, put reminders on your phone for your water drinking schedule.
Staying hydrated will keep your skin moist and it will also give you a nice natural glow.
For those that have the nasty habit of smoking, now is the time to stop if you want to have more youthful skin. Smoking releases plenty of free radicals which will speed up the aging of the skin. Smoking will also cause a sallow complexion and plenty of wrinkles around the mouth area.
You also want to do moderate exercise most days of the week. Adding this to your routine will help boost your immune system and it will also improve your circulation. This will end up giving your skin a more youthful appearance.
What you eat will affect your skin, so it is a good idea to eat a healthy and well-balanced diet. Eating plenty of fruits and veggies will help prevent damage that will lead to premature skin aging.
If you eat too much sugar, this can lead to aging faster than those that don’t have much sugar in their diet. The reason is that sugar breaks down the elastin and collagen in the skin which in turn will keep your cells from repairing themselves.
Ready to Make Your Skin Look Fab?
Now it is time to apply our tips above to help keep your skin looking youthful. We hope you can gain the confidence of loving your skin and stepping out of your home looking and feeling your best. It is never too late to start taking care of your skin, but the sooner you start the better it will be to prevent further damage.
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