If you’ve started to see newly-formed wrinkles or crows feet you swear weren’t there last week, you aren’t alone. Many people in their 20s, 30s, and 40s see varying manifestations of aging skin and can be desperate for solutions to unlocking the secret to long-lasting youthful skin.
Your skin can be one of the first parts of your body to show evident signs of aging,
kin is the most visible part of your body and is the first part to show evident signs of aging.
Keeping The Effects of Aging at Bay
With each passing year, your entire body (along with your skin) will slowly yet gradually show varying signs of aging. While there are certain factors that contribute to the severity or quickness of these effects, your genes are a big element as well.
Unfortunately, nothing will completely put a stop to the aging process, but there are certainly things you can do to slow it down and help you to enjoy youthful skin for a much more extended period of time.
Here are some easy and best secrets to relish glowing and youthful skin:
1. Hydration is Key
You’re probably rolling your eyes because this tip is in every skin care article – but it’s because hydration THAT important. You will notice an improvement in so many areas of your life if you maintain a healthy hydration level every day – not only can your skin show more immediate signs of improvement, but the long-lasting effects will be very noticeable.
Lack of water can cause the skin to lose much-needed hydration that contributes to collagen production and brightness of the skin tone. Drinking water is undoubtedly the cheapest and quickest method of ensuring youthful, bright skin.
It is recommended to drink between 8-12 glasses of water per day to keep your skin healthy. If you struggle with drinking water, adding foods like cucumbers, lemon or strawberries can make it more enjoyable to drink. Similarly, you can get a large thermos or jug to hold exactly how much water you need to drink per day for motivation.
2. Fully Remove Makeup & Dirt Daily
For most skin types, it is recommended to cleanse your skin religiously every morning and every evening. If you have sensitive skin, or overly oily/dry skin, you may prefer to only cleanse once a day. However, thoroughly removing any makeup is extremely necessary for healthy and fresh skin. Even if you are not wearing any makeup, your skin will have excess oil, lots of dirt, and sebum build-up, which is vital to be removed before hitting the hay to avoid clogged pores.
By leaving these impurities on your skin, your pores will remain clogged which causes pimples and breakouts. More severe acne can cause long-lasting facial scarring which causes your skin to look more aged. By being diligent in cleansing your face every day, you are investing in good skin for the future.
3. Don’t Settle for Cheap Skin Products
When trying out new skincare products, you should be very careful (and picky) about what you put on your face. For most products, it’s recommended to do a patch test on another delicate area of skin (like the inside of your wrist) to determine whether your skin will react poorly to it. No matter what your skin care regimen consists of, choose the best cleanser, facewash, oxygenating fizzofoilant, serum, masks, and creams that you can afford.
A good buy goes a long way and the results achieved are worth it. There are specific products, like oxygenating fizzofoliant, that particularly target anti-aging properties to achieve your youthful skin goals.
4. Seek Professional Help If Necessary
Do not be afraid to make an appointment with a dermatologist or an esthetician to discuss your skin issues and questions. Even if it seems your problem is minor, you want to make sure you have a professional opinion on the best way to treat it to ensure no long-lasting effects will occur with mistreatment.
Investing in your skin’s health early on can pay off in spades down the line – a dermatologist can also help spot any signs of skin cancer so you can get the (very effective!) early treatment.
5. The Anti-Aging Gem: Retinol
Dermatologists recommend using retinol-based products at least twice or three times a week as one of the best ways to combat aging. This recommendation is backed by a lot of research from the dermatological community and is very effective for many skin types. Retinols help to boost cell regeneration and exfoliate the skin to make it glowing and radiant; it also increases collagen production. Increased collagen is the key to staving off wrinkles or crows feet.
However, retinol does have a side effect of drying the skin. It is important to pair retinol products with a moisturizer, or utilize a product that adds moisturizer as well.
6. Healthy Diet = Healthy Skin
Diet plays a significant role in the way your skin looks. If your meals are health-forward, it will be visible from your skin; your skin will appear smooth, fresh, glowing, healthy, and young. On the contrary, if you eat poorly, it will be quite evident from your skin; your skin will appear dull, dry, weak, and saggy or bloated.
Munch on a lot of fruits, vegetables (particularly the greens), and nuts to fill your body with all the nutrients and minerals that will keep your body and skin in great shape.
7. Quality Skin Demands Quality Sleep
Yes, you are allowed to hit that snooze button one more time.
Sleeping enough is not just enough; you need to have an extensive amount of sleep to relax your mind and body to rejuvenate and recuperate it. A solid eight hours of sleep is necessary for an adult to have a good functioning body, but a little more wouldn’t hurt either.
8. Exercise Your Way To Youthful Skin
Keeping your body active really matters in the long run. Pairing an active workout routine with your daily skincare regimen can pay off with youthful skin now and in years to come. You need to keep yourself active and exercise regularly to achieve a healthy body, which includes your skin. Exercising promotes blood flow to all areas of the body which can help increase even skin tone and added collagen production
9. Achieve Long-Lasting, Youthful Skin for Years to Come
Youthful skin is very achievable and can be maintained for years if proper care and attention are given to the body and skin. Just taking care of the skin alone is not enough to acquire a youthful, glowing skin; maintaining a good, healthy, and active routine is highly important to keep your body and skin fit. Follow these secrets, and you will certainly not be disappointed with the results.