Maintaining healthier, younger-looking skin doesn’t have to be a complicated mission. In order to prevent premature skin damage and take better care of your complexion, you just need to adjust your beautification ritual a bit. The changes that you make should help you counterbalance the action of daily stressors, such as sunrays, harsh chemicals, toxins present in your environment, which inevitably age your skin and rob it of its enviable glow and tonus. If you want to keep these threats at bay, here are a few easy steps that you can take to avoid skin damage at an early age.
Rely on Gentle Cleansers
To begin with, remember that it is extremely important to cleanse your skin twice a day: in the morning, as soon as you wake up, and at night, before going to bed. For this task choose to use a gentle cleanser. Many women who have always been dealing with an oily complexion have been using harsh, drying alternatives for too long. The problem with these products is that they stimulate the users’ skin to deliver even more oil. In other words, these aggressive skin care products could force you to cope with a vicious cycle revolving around excessive oiliness and dryness- two extremes that you may want to avoid.
Use Sunscreen Daily
Sunscreen is not suitable only for those who spend more than a few hours at the beach on a daily basis. As a skin care specialist, I can tell you that most individuals who wish to combat premature signs of aging choose to wear sunscreen year round. The American Academy of Dermatology advises people to use sunscreen on a daily basis and opt for a product with a SPF (sun protection factor) of 15 or more. “Broad spectrum” options that ensure an optimal protection against both UVA and UVB represent the best pick. You don’t have to cover your face with a thick layer of suntan lotion to prevent skin damage.
These days, you can find a wide range of foundations and makeup that contain sunscreen. Use your favorite products listed in this category on a daily basis and make sure you apply them evenly and thickly enough on your complexion. Also, you may want to invest in protective clothing and stay indoors between 11 AM and 4 PM; during this timeframe the sunrays can burn your skin in no time. Don’t forget that extensive sun exposure can cause a lot of problems, including a faster bad cell replication, damages to elastic tissues and a higher incidence of cases of skin cancer. Last but not least, do keep in mind that some medication that you may be taking, such as antidepressants, diabetes drugs and antibiotics can make your complexion more susceptible to sun damage.
Use a Quality Anti-Aging Product before Going to Bed
At night, you should count on a product that helps you accomplish your rejuvenation goals while you enjoy your eight hours of sleep. When it comes to choosing the best creams and serums, it is advisable to go for advanced formulas based on natural ingredients, as well as innovative compounds designed to increase cell turnover rates and encourage the development of new, healthy cells.
As a skin care expert, I can give you the best tips that you may require to preserve the youthful appearance of your skin for many more years in a row. Come meet me in my office and let’s have a nice chat about the tactics that you can employ to be able to flaunt gorgeous skin at any age without going under the knife.