How to Keep Your Skin Young and Healthy
Keeping your skin healthy and happy isn’t always simple, and it becomes even more difficult as you age. As you grow older your face can naturally develop signs of aging, like wrinkles and dry skin. While this is totally natural, it can lower confidence in some women or your skin may age prematurely, making you look older than you actually are.
There are many products out there that claim to reverse signs of aging or reduce wrinkles, but sometimes it’s hard to know what to buy or what will be best for your skin. The truth is, you don’t have to change your routine that much as you grow older. However, choosing products that will help make your skin look its best as you age can help you feel and be your best self.
Just like your skin, your lips can show signs of aging. You may see changes in your lips as you grow older such as dryness or smile lines. Choosing the right lip balm for your aging skin can make all the difference. Choosing a lip product that is targeted for anti-aging is a great place to start, but even opting for an ultra-moisturizing product will help reduce the appearance of aging lips. Look for a product that is designed to plump lips and smooth fine lines.
In addition, making sure you’re properly hydrated will reduce chapped or dry lips. If you’re looking for a more permanent option, you can also get lip fillers, which injects hyaluronic acid into your lips to give them a more plump and younger appearance. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally through the body and attracts water, and injections can smooth fine lines and add volume to your lips.
Using the right cleanser is important for anyone, but is especially important for aging women. Find a gentle, simple face wash to start off your skincare routine. Steer clear of harsh ingredients like sodium lauryl sulfate or cleansers with a high pH balance. The wrong cleanser can leave your skin irritated and may even cause infections. In addition to avoiding harsh irritants, make sure to wash your face gently, as being too harsh on your skin may damage it too. Use a warm washcloth or your hands and rub in small circles.
Cleansers are important to protect your skin barrier and protect it from damage and dehydration. Your skin barrier is also responsible for your skin’s softness and firmness, which is especially important with aging skin. Be wary of any products that claim to do anything other than cleanse, though. Due to the fact cleansers stay on your face for such a short period of time, no effective ingredient for anti-aging can work that quickly.
There are a plethora of serums to choose from and many of them claim to reduce signs of aging. Serums aren’t an essential part of your skincare routine, but the right one can help your skin look younger. Serums are popular because they contain higher concentrations of the active ingredients that help your skin than a lotion or moisturizer does.
The kind of serum you choose will be personal to what changes you want to see in your skin. There are serums with hyaluronic acid, which will help hydrate and plump your skin. Hyaluronic acid has a lot of benefits for your skin as well as your lips. It can also help to temporarily reduce the appearance of fine lines and smooth out your skin. Finding a serum with vitamin E can help to moisturize the skin and restore lipids, which are the skin’s natural fats. Aging can reduce lipids, which leads to the appearance of aging skin.
Another popular ingredient in serums is retinol. Retinol is a derivative of vitamin A and can help aging skin as well as acne-prone skin. Retinol works to reactivate the skin’s renewal process and can improve skin elasticity. However, sensitive skin can be irritated by retinol, so be sure to test it before using and stop if you experience any irritation.
Moisturizing does wonders for anti-aging. A direct cause of fine lines is a lack of hydration to your skin, so making sure you moisturize twice a day is imperative.
Your body naturally produces a substance called sebum from your sebaceous glands which moisturizes and protects your skin. As you age, you produce less sebum. Therefore, moisturizing becomes even more important as you age.
In addition, try to find a moisturizer that contains SPF to put on in the morning to protect your skin from damaging UV rays and prevent skin cancer.
Aging is a part of life that no one can avoid, but you can avoid the appearance of aging on your skin by following the right skincare routine. Make sure you’re using the right products as you age to keep your skin looking healthy and young.
How do you keep your skin young and healthy? Let us know in the comments at the bottom of this page!
Paisley Hansen is a freelance writer and expert in health, fitness, beauty, and fashion. As well, when she isn’t writing she can usually be found reading a good book or hitting the gym.
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