Preparing Our Skin for Old Age

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Laughing until tears are coming out of your eyes is an excellent way to look younger. Happy people look younger and fresher. There is more glow to their skin. But laughing will also show laugh lines and wrinkles, which are the result of neglect when you were in your 30s. So unless we finally find the fountain of youth, we should depend on a time-tested skin-care regimen to keep up looking young even when we hit our 60s.

As a general rule, start developing a skin-care routine as soon as you hit puberty. However, don’t worry about starting late, too, because there’s always Botox specials to save the day. There are a lot of ways you can start taking care of your skin. You should choose the routine that you can commit your 100% effort to. And not only that, you have to believe that this is the best skin-care regimen for you. How can you do that? By researching as much as you can about the routine you choose.

Remove Your Makeup

Just in case you haven’t learned from all the zits that appeared on your face after sleeping with makeup on, it’s worth reiterating this little gold nugget of advice: never wear your make up to sleep. Aestheticians are clear about this rule. Cosmetic products can clog your pores. Your face will look dirty and puffy the morning after. Wearing make up for a prolonged period can wear your skin out. It can also lead to significant skin irritation.

Skin-care Products Don’t Need to Be Expensive

Expensive skin-care products are not guaranteed to work all the time. Once you’re in your 30s, you will realize that your skin is aging a lot. One look to the row of anti-aging products in the cosmetic store will tell one thing: anti-aging products are expensive. You don’t have to suffer through paying your credit card because you splurged on cosmetic products. You can use affordable ones and still expect good results.

Some people use a combination of essential oils, jojoba oil, coconut oil, and even olive oil to plaster on their skin. You can go all natural with the skin-care products you choose to use on your skin. Using expensive creams and toners will end up ruining your routine because there might be a time you cannot afford them. Switching to a new routine will disrupt the progress you have made.

Use Sunscreen

Yes, the sun nourishes you with vitamin D, but it can also cause skin cancer if your exposure is too much. Dermatologists said that 90% of the dark spots, wrinkles, and sagging areas of your skin are because of too much exposure to the sun. Don’t forget to slather on sunscreen before going out. Even when you’re going outdoors at night, you should still use sunblock on your skin.

Moisturizing your skin will also make it smoother and more elastic. This will protect your skin against wrinkles and scarring. That’s the same soft-to-touch feeling you get when touching a baby’s skin.

Watch Your Diet

Pay attention to what you eat. A huge part of how you look is affected by what you consume. Your appearance, mood, and health will vastly improve if you follow a diet of vegetables and fruits. That does not mean you can’t enjoy an ice cream cone occasionally. But staying away from sugary drinks and food will decelerate aging.

Avoid Vices

A report by the Mayo Clinic said that smoking and drinking alcoholic drinks accelerate the aging process. The nicotine in cigarettes, in particular, makes your skin look older. It can damage skin fiber and reduce skin elasticity. If you’re smoking and regularly drinking right now, start cutting on these vices. They won’t do your health any good, and they’re harmful to your skin, too.

Exercise

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It’s time to create a healthy workout routine. Whether it’s working out twice or thrice a week, the important thing is to get your body moving and your blood pumping. Exercise can improve the circulation of your blood significantly. It will also help boost your immune system. As a result, this healthy glow will give your skin a more youthful feeling. You will notice this immediately after sweating for an hour. Take a shower, slather on lotion, and feel your skin’s suppleness.

When you don’t know where to start, visit your dermatologist. The dermatologist will determine your skin type and the right skin-care products for you. As long as you follow the regimen religiously, you shouldn’t have to worry about the rapid aging process you could be experiencing. Your 60-year-old self will thank you in the future.

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