People spend thousands of dollars to try to reverse the signs of aging. While the popular saying that you are only as old as you feel may be true on a mental level, it does not help when your skin broadcasts your age to everyone you meet. If every time when you look at the mirror, you see someone who looks older than you feel, you need to take a long hard look at your beauty and wellness habits.
If you do not take good care of your skin, you will end up looking much older than you are. You can lose weight, tone or build muscle, but none of these will make you look younger as if you have the skin of someone 15 years older. While the search for the fountain of youth continues, you can do several things to make your skin look and feel younger and beautiful.
Drinking plenty of water
By now, everyone should know the importance of drinking water. Water helps to keep your skin hydrated, which gives it the smooth youthful look that is desirable. Drinking at least eight glasses of water every day is vital for the health of the skin and it helps it to maintain its elasticity. This will prevent the skin from looking dry and rough which encourages formation of wrinkles.
Eating a healthy diet
Eating a healthy diet is very important for the skin. Doctors have for a long time maintained that you can tell about one’s health by looking at the skin. Everything you put into your mouth will end up affecting your skin. A nutritious and well balanced diet that consists of plenty of fruits and vegetables will help your skin to glow and look smooth. Sugar, salt and fatty foods might taste good but they are bad for the skin.
Protection from the sun
Sun exposure is one of the main reasons why the skin exhibits signs of aging. Those who are exposed to the sun on a regular basis get wrinkles, liver spots, skin thinning and even skin cancer. It is important to wear sunscreen every time you are outdoors. The sun block you use should have an SPF of at least 15. You should, avoid spending too much time outdoors during the hot midday hours as much as possible.
Regular facial massage
Treating your face to regular massages will help to rejuvenate it while aiding the circulation. Make sure you remove your makeup and clean your face every evening.
Massaging your face for five minutes will leave your skin feeling clean and fresh. You can use fresh natural products like lime juice, or you can buy products that are right for your skin type. Make sure you cleanse, tone and moisturize your face every day. The occasional spa treatment will also help to enhance the quality of your skin.
Choose the right products
When shopping for facial products or cosmetics, you should make sure that you buy the right products for your face. Do not buy cosmetics because they are popular or the magazine ads look good. Make sure that you know your skin type and read the labels to find out the ingredients used in the products. Buying the wrong products can cause your face to break out or dry out and it will end up looking much older.
Exercise is good not just for the body but for the skin as well. Having a regular exercise routine will enhance blood circulation, which helps the skin remain healthy. Sweating also helps to remove toxins from your body. You increase your energy which helps to keep your body relaxed and in good shape. When you feel good and energized, it will show on your face.
Get enough sleep
Rest is very important for the entire body, which includes the skin. When you get enough rest, your skin is able to rejuvenate itself and maintain its healthy look. Those who do not get enough sleep, tend to get wrinkles much earlier. A tired skin is overworked and has a higher chance of getting skin conditions. You should also avoid stress because this will also cause the skin to age and it will not look its best.
Smoking is one of the main causes of premature skin aging. Those who smoke develop wrinkles and the skin looks dry and unhealthy.