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How To Take Care Of Aging Skin

Introduction

Aging skin is always inveitable. As time moves on, one may notice wrinkles, sagging skin and liver spots on once youthful skin. This can be disheartening as it seems it happens over night. Instead of being upset, take some proactive steps to correct the situation. Aging skin can be cared for and damage can often be reversed over time with the proper care. However, one must be extra dilligent in following a routine. Being consistent is key to turning aging skin around again. 

Step 1

The most common cause of aging skin is overexposure to the sun. Although the sun's rays may feel good on one's skin, it always leads to skin damage and aging skin. A lifetime of sun exposure is never a good thing when it comes to skin. There are a few steps that you can take to turn it around. Always apply sun screen before heading out in the sun. Make sure that the sunscreen has an SPF of 15. Apply the sun screen to the face as well as to the rest of the body. Apply it in a circular motion until it has fully absorbed into the sun. Make sure to wear a hat and clothing that covers most body parts. Stay away from sun tanning. One can use artificial tanners to get that sun-bathed look. 

 

 

Step 2

Refrain from smoking. Smoking does a lot of damage to one's general healthy, but it can also damage ones skin, causing aging skin. Smoking narrows blood vessels, whicha are needed to transport nutrients to the skin. It also constricts oxygen flow. Over time, it also compromises the collagen and elastin in the skin, which are the fibers that gives skin that dewy, young look. Quitting won't be easy. One can get help with nicotine patches or gum. These can be purchased at most drug stores.  Get the help of a support group and ask your family members to help you control yourself from the detox that will happen when you quit smoking.

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3

Grooming your skin can reverse aging skin. There are some tips that you can implement in your daily program. Limit bath time. Don't wash for more than 15 minutes. Howt water and long bath times can strip skin of oils. These oils are what makes skin young looking and dewy. Instead, use warm or tepid water instead of hot water for baths. After washing, pat your skin dry with a large cotton towel. Don't run the skin as this can also strip skin of much needed oils.  Use a moistuizing lotion after washing to seal in the moisture. You can even use a moisturizer that has SPF protection. If you are one that likes to shave, always use a moisturizine shaving cream. Use a clean and sharp razor and shave in the direction that hair grows. This will cut down on damage to the skin. 

Step 4

Eat a healthy diet. Aging skin can be caused by a poor diet as well. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables. Refrain from eating junk food, which will dry out your skin and fail to nourish it of the nutrients that it needs. Instead, eat fresh fruits rich in vitamin c. Vitamin c is an antioxidant that is good for skin. Take supplements such as vitamin e and vitamin a, which are also good for the skin. Stay away from soda, sugary drinks and deserts. Oily foods are also not good for the skin, so refrain from those as well. 

Step 5

Your emotional well-being can also cause aging skin. Take time out of your day to relax and melt stress away. Watch a movie, go to the park or just take a nap. If you are stressed, find ways to release the stress as it can cause further damage to your skin. Remember that play is important just as work is. 

Tips

Try using organic and natural skin care products to relieve aging skin. Chemicals and additives promote aging skin

Sources and Citations

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/skin-care/SN00003/NSECTIONGROUP=2

By Lisa Smith, published at 02/28/2012
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