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Skin Care Tips For Mature Skin
We all know what we want Ė good looking skin. To achieve that, one cannot afford to be lazy! Many factors contribute to healthy skin. We shall ignore the good genes for now, and look at what we can do instead. One will soon find out, itís not just the skin care that matters, the diet and other lifestyle habits have a role to play too.
The key priority is to protect and revitalize the mature skin. As much as possible, avoid irritation to the skin. Choosing a mild cleanser over deodorant soaps is a good way to start. Avoid alcohol-based toners as well.
The one most important step in a skin care regimen is to MOISTURIZE. I canít emphasis the importance of moisturizing any more. Applying moisturizer helps to maintain the balance of moisture of the skin (as dry skin tends to mature faster than other skin types). Moisturizing the skin diminishes the appearances of lines and pores, hence giving the skin a supple look.
Moisturizing is not just for the face. It is equally important at the delicate eye area too. Adequate hydration of the eye area helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
If one is heading outdoors, the SUNCREEN is a must. It protects again the harmful ultra-violet (UV) rays of the sun, which can be extremely damaging to the skin. Exposure to UV rays without protection is the main cause of the fine lines, wrinkles and pre-mature aging. Make an effort to apply sunscreen 15 minutes before sun exposure. Choose broad spectrum sunscreen for protection against UVA and UVB rays. Lastly, a SPF factor of at least 30 is suitable for outdoor purposes.
There are many remedies for aging skin, including serums, creams and even medical procedures like collagen injection, skin resurfacing and laser. If one is afraid of going under the needle, the creams are a much safer (and cheaper) option. Choose one according to your needs and budget.
You are what you eat.
Good skin can also be a result of a proper diet. Include a serving of vegetables for every meal, especially the green leafy ones. If the vegetables are not enough, add on a serving of fruits as well. When the skin gets its nutrition, it aids the process of cellular repair, minimizing the damage from the sun or other environmental factors.
Drink plenty of water; at least 8 glasses of water a day. The water helps to keep the body (and skin) hydrated, as well as reducing the amount of toxins that stays in the body.
Relax! Avoid stress and tension as they may increase fine lines and wrinkles. Exercising can be a great way to relax, and improve blood circulation.
For the smoking ladies, this may be a good reason to quit! Smoking has been shown to speed up the aging of the skin. If you want good skin, think twice before you light up!
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