Age is just a number… and we hope so!
But if we know how to take care of our skin, we can defy aging and look younger than our years.
If you want to keep your youthful glow, looking after your skin from the inside is fundamental. You will want to know the right foods to eat and the vitamins and minerals that support skin health. Inner health will show. And if you’re not eating the right food it’ll also show. Our skincare regime also counts a lot when it comes to defying aging. Many of us take this for granted. But our skin needs utmost care and love to look beautiful at all times.
Here are some simple tricks that you can apply to stop wrinkles from popping up soon:
1. Choose the right product for your skin type
It is important that you know whether you have normal, sensitive, oily, dry, or combination. Make sure that you buy skincare products that are formulated specially for your skin type. To know which skin type you fall under, just pay attention to your T-zone, or the area that covers your forehead and nose.
Normal - This type is neither oily nor dry. It has the right quality and supple to touch.
Oily - People with oily skin usually have big pores and when they wipe their face with a tissue it leaves an oily mark. They also are usually acne-prone.
Dry - This skin type feels tight especially after washing your face. Dry skin is also prone to flaking and irritation; thus people that fall under this type should moisturize regularly.
Combination - This is the most common skin type. It’s characterized by an oily T-zone but other areas are normal.
Sensitive - This skin type is quite reactive even to normal skincare products. Your face is prone to rashes and allergies.
2. Protect your skin from the sun
Use sun-protection if you plan to go out during the day. But be careful in choosing your sunscreen. Make sure to use safe and natural alternatives such as herbal oils. Otherwise, avoid staying out in the sun between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm. Wear a hat or any other form of sun protection when you’re out and about.
3. Rethink makeup
Give your skin a break. Give it time to breathe by slowing down on the foundation or even BB cream. These products can clog up your pores and cause blemishes when not removed properly. Make sure that your face is clean and makeup free before going to bed.
4. Hydrate and Moisturize
Hydrate from within and moisturize on the outside. Drink lots of healthy fluid like natural juices, protein smoothies for boosting your keratin production, and fresh water to hydrate your cells. Healthy skin cells means glowing skin on the outside. So be sure to up your water intake everyday.
After bathing, make sure to seal up your skin’s natural moisture. Whether it be a natural essential oil or a regular moisturizer, moisturizing the skin is crucial to prevent dryness and wrinkles.
5. Add vitamins to your skincare regimen
We simply don’t get enough vitamins and minerals from the food that we eat. By taking quality multivitamins, we can supplement our regular diet and get the right level of nutrients to stay healthy and young. The most crucial skin vitamins include antioxidants like vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E; B vitamins, omega acids, and protein.
There you have it. Defying aging isn’t really hard. By taking the above steps you’ll surely look much younger that your years. Start your beautiful skin journey today!