Anti-Aging Skin Care Tips
Anti-Aging Skin Care Tips
After many years of people caring about their looks, the beauty industry has boomed and produced all kinds of anti-aging skin care treatments. However, not everyone can afford expensive procedures or products so here are a few tips about how to take care of your skin without spending a lot of money.
Sun exposure damages our skin on a cellular level and causes dark spots, wrinkles, sagging skin, and more. It is more important than ever to wear sunscreen since more people are diagnosed with skin cancer every year. Apply it daily as directed by the instructions on the bottle.
Don’t pick or pop zits!
This might seem like common sense but those who do this have an increased risk for severe scars as well as infection from the bacteria in the dirt and oil found on your fingers after picking your skin.
Don’t fall asleep with makeup on!
This is a great way to clog pores and cause pimples to form. If you need to leave mascara or something similar on, use Vaseline or another product that, will break up the pigment and then wipe it off before going to sleep.
To keep your immune system strong so that it can fight off infections, eat lots of fruits and vegetables instead of candy bars or other junk food.
Drink eight glasses of water every day!
Water flushes toxins from our organs and keeps everything running smoothly. It does not have any calories either, which makes it a much better option than soda or even coffee since it does not dehydrate you.
Keep your hands off your face!
This might seem like an odd tip, but you should avoid touching your face with your hands at all costs. These are dirtier than just about any other part of the body because they meet so many things every day that have the potential to cause infection or irritation.
Also, try to avoid sharing towels or personal care items since this can lead to transferring bacteria between you and someone else.
Use a moisturizer daily!
Your skin produces less oil as you get older which means that it becomes dryer and more prone to flaking, fine lines, and wrinkles. Using a moisturizer can prevent these issues from developing by hydrating the skin and keeping it flexible.
Don’t squeeze blackheads!
Instead, use a warm compress with salicylic acid on area two to three times per day for at least 10 minutes. This will open up your pores so that you can gently push out your blackheads without having to cause yourself any pain.
Exfoliate once per week!
Take care of your skin by scrubbing off all of the dead cells that have built up on top of it, leaving behind brighter, newer-looking cells that will help keep fine lines away.
Use sunscreen on your eyes too!
Just like everywhere else on your face, exposure to the sun speeds up the aging process in this part of our body is more sensitive than other areas. Using an SPF on your eyelids can prevent wrinkles from forming.
Keep your lips moist!
To avoid the chapping that leads to fine lines around your mouth, use sunscreen or petroleum jelly on them every day before you leave the house.
Visit your dermatologist every 6 months!
Your skin is the largest organ in your body and it needs to be checked regularly for cancerous or pre-cancerous cells. Most people only visit dermatologists when they have a problem but you should try to schedule an appointment at least once per year.
Try not to sweat too much!
This might seem like common sense, but excessive sweating can cause pores to be clogged which leads to acne breakouts or even just irritation. If this happens, use salicylic acid pads that you can find at any drugstore as well as witch hazel as a toner before applying some night cream on top of it all. Using these products often will help keep your pores clear so that this does not happen again.
Don’t pick scabs!
When you have a cut or scrape, let it heal naturally so that you do not risk scarring. Popping your scabs is another great way to get scars since this can introduce bacteria under the surface of your skin, which can lead to infections.
Deep clean twice per week!
Clogged pores are the number one cause for breakouts and blackheads, which means that if you keep them unclogged, you will never have problems with acne in this area, again. Using an exfoliating cleanser like salicylic acid daily will keep your pores clear and help prevent acne from forming in the future.
Moisturize right after shaving!
If you want to avoid any bumps or irritation that shaving can cause, using a moisturizer right afterward will help soothe your skin and keep moisture from escaping.
Avoid tanning at all costs! Tanning does not just damage your skin by causing fine lines and wrinkles but it also increases your risk of cancer later on in life. There is absolutely no reason for you to ever want to do it so tell anyone who asks why they should stop too!
Consider Botox injections!
These injections have been shown to effectively hide crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and fine lines around the mouth as well as prevent them from forming in the future. However, because this isn’t a natural way to achieve these results, most dermatologists only recommend doing it once every
If you have acne, go see a dermatologist!
This is especially important if you have deep cysts, chronic breakouts, or other issues that are preventing you from having clear skin. These conditions need to be treated by professionals who know how to handle them and will not make things worse.