5 Anti-Aging Skin Care Tips
As we all know, aging isn't always the most fun. Especially when it comes to your body and how much it becomes increasingly easier to get injured. To help aging become a little less painful, here are 5 anti-aging skin care tips so that you can at least look great.
1. Exfoliating For Glowing Skin
As the skin has its own natural life cycle, it is important to stay on top of its needs. Exfoliating once a week is an easy way to make sure that all the dead layers of skin are actually being stripped off. Often, dead skin layers will not shed and will keep your skin from breathing. As long as you exfoliate you’re naturally removing those dead layers of skin.
If you don’t have enough time to book a facial and get a pro to take care of it for you, make sure you are exfoliating with round particles so that you don’t scratch up your face. It is also very important to not over exfoliate which is why we recommend only doing it once a week. The more you exfoliate the more likely you are to shed layers that you still need and your face will become itchy and dry - so try to keep it to a minimum.
2. Using Gentle Face Wash
Washing your face is something that you should ideally be doing at least once a day, tops twice a day depending on your skin type. Splashing your face with water does not count, and it’s definitely not ideal to use the same bar of soap that you use to wash your hands on your face.
Your face is one of the most sensitive areas of skin that you have and needs a little extra care and attention. Look into buying face washes that have healthy fatty acids or are infused with natural fruits that have anti-aging properties like coconut or payapaya. Once you’ve got the right face wash selected, remember to rub your skin gently in circular motions to really reach those pores.
3. Applying Sunscreen
As mentioned in some of our other blogs, sunscreen is extremely important. So
important that it warrants being a reminder each and every time when it comes to skin care. As a refresher, sunscreen prevents aging spots and skin discoloration. As a general rule of thumb, you should aim for a sunscreen that has SPF 30 or higher. Anything less than 30 does work but not as well.
The beauty of sunscreen is that not only does it help protect your skin from the sun but is also often found in different facial products like moisturizers. Buying a moisturizer that includes SPF protection is a bonus as not only are you are also nourishing your skin and creating a different type of protective layer onto it. You can also find different sunscreens with antioxidants to help prevent wrinkles and lines at the same time.
4. Moisturizing Daily
Moisturizing should be a part of your daily routine. It is an essential step in keeping your skin young and healthy, as well as clean and smooth. Moisturizing your skin helps reduce dryness and oiliness. The right moisturizer for your skin will help either balance out the production of oil that your face creates or nourish your dry skin.
On a day-to-day basis it serves as a layer of protection for your face from the sun, the wind, and any dirt or debris that may land onto it. It will also help soothe your skin and reduce itchiness and last but not least, in regards to anti-aging it’ll help reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
5. Eating Healthy
As we know, having a great diet is key to living a long life. It is also a major key in having healthy skin. The right vitamins and foods will help repair your skin cells and keep it glowing over time. Here are four foods that you should definitely be included in your meals.
Having become a popular food over the last couple of years makes this one an
easy to find or easy to add to your meals pretty much anywhere you go. Avocados are rich in vitamins K,C,E,A, and B.
Vitamin K will help with stretch marks and different skin conditions as its primary function is to aid the body’s process of blood clotting.
Vitamin C helps with collagen production, this means it helps your body repair damaged skin cells.
Vitamin E helps reduce UV damage that is existing in your skin while nourishing the skin.
Vitamin A helps stimulate production of new skin cells and keeps the skin from becoming overly dry.
Vitamin B treat rosacea, acne, eczema, dermatitis, hyper pigmentation, sun-damaged skin, dry skin and helps the body produce healthy skin cells.
Strawberries are great to snack on and pair greatly as a dessert or with desserts. They are also rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants. Antioxidants are great for the skin as they help protect the skin by reducing and fighting free radical production. Free radicals are something that we want to avoid as they damage healthy skin cells and create oxidative stress. Antioxidants will also help reduce pigmentation and fine lines and wrinkles as already mentioned.
Broccoli being a great vegetable to help your bones and your gut also includes anti-aging properties for your skin. Just like strawberries it comes rich with antioxidants to help skin stay young. It also has Vitamin C, calcium, and fibre. So not only is it helping your skin but it is doing wonders for your body.
This lovely fruit which can be used for face masks as a form to combat ageing
skin is also great when digested. This is due to the fact that it has an anti aging factor called papain. Papaya is often used to help treat wounds, which helps with facial scarring and acne. It is also rich in vitamin A,E, and C as well as antioxidants.
Make these 5 tips a part of your routine and you’ll be on your way to younger skin in no time!