With today’s medical breakthroughs and scientific discoveries you now have the ability to look great no matter what age category you are in and defy the signs of aging. Here listed are several techniques to help you whether you are preventing the appearance of wrinkles, correcting the damages due to the years of exposure to the sun, there will be something for everyone to help them in order for them to promote skin that is much younger and healthier as well as to repair and protect it.
Use products that have vitamins and minerals
A moisturizer that has been enriched with vitamins and antioxidants should be used before you go to bed. This is because recent studies have shown that our skinâ€™s ability to absorb the active ingredients from skin care products is the greatest during the night time. So take your time before you head off to bed to apply the vitamins and antioxidants onto your skin. Not only moisturizers but it is also best recommended that you use cosmetics that have vitamins and antioxidants in them. This is because it has been shown that these ingredients have therapeutic benefits for your skin as well as in the promotion of healthier skin.
Nourish your body from within and you will see the effects on the outside as well
Not only do you have to place importance on the outside appearance of your skin but you if you are serious about this then taking care of what is inside also count. This means that you should drink at least 8 glasses of water per day and no this is not some promotional hype by the water company so that they can profit. Keeping your body hydrated from within will also help your outer appearance as well. Vitamins and essential minerals are also important such as Vitamins A, B, C and E which will help promote a healthier looking skin, foods such as green tea and soy should also be consumed more. One of the major things that you should avoid is smoking because not only will smoking cause a whole list of negative side effects but it will also age the appearance of the skin as well as cause premature wrinkles on your skin. When you smoke you are inhaling the chemicals from thee cigarette smoke which will cause the tiny blood vessels in the skin to constrict and this in result will cause the reduction of the supply of nutrient and oxygen to the delicate facial tissue. This will probably last an hour which is long enough for the effects to run its course which means that the damage has already been dealt.
The Sun: Sometimes you can live with it and sometimes you can’t
Recent scientific studies have shown that 90% of the skin change will start in the age ranging from the 30â€™s to the 40â€™s due to the cumulative effect of the exposure to the sun’s UV radiation. This basically means that if you want to keep your skin so that it looks healthy and great, you should avoid direct sunlight. Not to mention that the prolong exposure to the sun may increase the chances of you contracting skin cancer. It is best recommended that you avoid the sun between the times of 10am and 3pm where the sun’s UV rays are at the strongest. Also no matter what time of day you are going out make sure to apply sunscreen lotion with SPF 30 or above to the area that will be exposed to the sun 20 minutes before you leave the house. UV rays can penetrate the clouds and harm unprotected skin, so it is vital that you take the necessary steps to prevent unwanted incidents from happening. When you think about it you are hitting two birds with one stone, not only are you protecting yourselves from the harmful UV rays of the sun but you are also keeping your skins looking great.
Doing your homework is the first step in getting that great looking skin
The next time you go out shopping for skin care products, don’t just go grabbing the shiny bottle that looks nice or are easily persuaded by the sales person whose only job is to sell their particular brand of product. It is important that you do your research before you go shopping; this is not to say that there are no products out there that will assist you in your crusade of preventing wrinkles. The matter of fact is there are many products that are in the market out there that truly works but you as a consumer needs to do your homework. Take your time and research well the products as you can only receive the full benefits of today’s products if you only know what goes into them. For example did you know that products that claim to have collagen will not work because the molecule of the collagen is simply too big to penetrate the skin or that the vitamin C that are contained in the product is useless if the concentration is less than 5%. These are the type of facts that will make you a smart consumer as well as one with great looking skin.
As with many things in life, overdoing something that is good for you may have a reverse effect and this includes exfoliating. Exfoliation can help the skin renew itself as it helps to shed the top layer of the dead skin cells, make the skin more receptive to moisturizers, unclog pores and improve the feel and look of the skin. However if you do over exfoliate you will find that your skin can become more vulnerable to the damages of the sun, dry, irritated, and red. It is best recommended that you exfoliate not more than twice a week.