Your skin is the first in all of your body to show obvious signs of aging. As you age, it begins to lose its elasticity and firmness, causing the much-dreaded wrinkles. We all desire to have great skin for the rest of our lives, but you need proper skin care to maintain that glowing skin.
Live a healthy lifestyle – A diet rich in antioxidants such as vitamin C and E, as well as beta-carotene, slows down the aging process of your body, most evidently on your skin. This should also be complemented with proper exercise, taking vitamin supplements, and even drinking one or two cups of green tea a day.
Use sunscreen – The dominant culprit of skin aging is exposure to the sun. Wear sunscreen with SPF rating of 15 or higher everyday, applying it more often during the summer months.
Wear sunglasses with UV lenses – Your skin around the eyes is most susceptible to wrinkling, but applying sunscreen directly on it may harm your eyes. Instead, wear sunglasses with UV lenses when you are outdoors, especially during summer months.
Avoid sun bathing – If you crave for a summer tan, you can still achieve it even while wearing sunscreen or while enjoying the sun under the cool shade of a parasol.
Take anti-aging supplements – When shopping for vitamin supplements, make sure that you it has enough daily amounts of vitamin A, C, D, and E. Other nutrients to consider include Bioflavonoids, vitamin B-50, folic acid, selenium, and flax seed oil.
Exfoliate your skin – Scrub off the dead skin cells once a week to bring out young and healthy skin every time.
Avoid smoking – This habit has negative effects on your skin since it restricts the skin from receiving much-needed oxygen. It also make you look older than your age.
Use a good wrinkle-reduction face cream – When buying for an anti-wrinkle cream, you need to do your research. Avoid creams that are overpriced (and overhyped), and instead choose a cream that is backed by scientific research, verifiable customer testimonials, money-back satisfaction guarantee, and SPF 15 or higher. Make sure that the ingredients is listed either on the label or on its website, and that the company can easily be reached by phone.