How to Have Healthy Skin at Every Age?
Monday, 6 May 2013
A dull complexion, enlarged pores, reduced elasticity in the skin – these are all common complaints people have with their skin. As we age, we need to be sure to take targeted, good care of our skin or else we will likely have more visible signs of aging than those who do take good care of their skin. A lost of tone and firmness in the skin, the lack of that youthful, healthy glow, these are all things that make us look older.
There are a number of different things we can do to help ensure that we have healthy, youthful-looking skin, no matter how old we are.
One of the biggest “no-nos” we commit against our skin (and body in general) is not getting enough water. It is an incredibly common problem. Drinking a lot of water helps to keep your skin hydrated and this reduces the noticeable signs of aging. It has also been shone to help improve tone, complexion, and skin elasticity as well.
Moisturize Your Skin
In addition to hydrating the body for skin health, it is important to keep your skin directly hydrated as well. Dry skin is one of the most common reasons that people are unhappy with the look and feel of their skin. Cleansing, exposure to wind and other elements, all work to dry out the skin. Daily moisturizing is a great way to keep your skin hydrated and looking youthful. Look for a grease-free formula and you can get hydrating benefits without the oily build up.
Have a Daily Skin Care Regimen
With everything our skin is exposed to on a daily basis, it is not a wonder that a good daily skin care routine is part and parcel of good skin health. We are literally bombarded with tons of different chemicals and pollutants on a daily basis. Regular gentle cleansing, detox, moisturizing, and efforts to improve circulation are highly important to those who wait to retain youthful skin regardless of age.
Being physically active, like getting enough water, is something that many of us just do not do theses day. The benefits of being active are too many to recount in one short article. What may, however, surprise a few people is that being active is also a great way to help improve the tone and look of your skin. Exercise helps keep circulation flowing and also aids in the tightening of loose skin which can make us look older and flabby.
Get Some Sun (but not too much)
Vitamin D is an incredibly important vitamin for skin, hair, and overall health. It does not take much time in the sun to get our daily allotment. However, it is important that we get a bit of sun for the sake of our skin and health. As always, when in the sun, one should use proper sun protection so as to avoid exposure to UV rays.
When it comes to anti-aging skin care, a lot of what we can do to help reduce the signs of aging and keep our skin looking as healthy and young as possible, are actually lifestyle changes. These changes will work to provide benefits far beyond bright, glowing, youthful-looking skin. These lifestyle changes will likely improve your overall health, leading you to feel and look better, which is a wonderful combination.
Regardless of age, it is possible to keep one's skin looking as firm and toned as possible. One of the biggest impediments to the youthful-looking skin is that it is not hydrated enough. This is two-fold, it often means that you do not get enough water internally and that your face doesn't get the additional moisturizer it needs to maintain elasticity. One of the best things we can do for our skin is to make sure that we drink enough water. In addition, we also need to ensure that we are regularly moisturizing our skin. Dryness is one of the most common reasons that skin appears dull and aging.
It is important that you have a regular skin care routine. Build up of dirt, oil, and pollutants can lead to dull skin. Enlarged pores, and a reduction in the elasticity of the skin. A regular routine should include daily cleansing and moisturizing. It should also include regular skin detox treatments and the occasional massage using essential oils.
Being active and physically healthy also shows in the skin. Maintaining a proper level of physical activity is a great way to not only improve the tone and quality of your skin and it's appearance, but it is also imperative for overall health and wellness. It may be surprising to some that getting some sun is recommended, but the sun is the most important source of vitamin D we have. It should be caveatted that we really do not need that much sun to get our dose of vitamin D and that one should always wear sun screen or other protection to ensure safety from dangerous UV rays.