LOOK & FEEL 10 YRS YOUNGER WITH 5 SIMPLE HABITS
The natural process of aging typically motivates people to try and take great care of their skin so they can restore their youth and confidence—but sometimes it’s surprisingly simple things that you commit to doing on a regular basis that can really have the biggest impact.
If you’re committed to improving your skin and achieving that youthful, radiant glow there are simple tips you should follow to slow down skin aging and look younger in the process.
Consider switching to a gentle, balanced cleanser and never skip washing your face morning and evening.
Find a gentle creamy or foaming cleanser that is gentle enough to clean, but won’t strip. According to aestheticians, a good indication if your cleanser is too strong is when your skin feels “squeaky-clean” and you immediately need moisturizer. You skin is telling you it doesn’t like that particular cleanser.
2- X off Exfoliation
Exfoliation is important, especially as we age, because our skin does need assistance with removing the surface layer of dead skin cell build-up.
The problem is most people tend to over-exfoliate, and just like your cleanser, that causes stripping away of both oil and moisture.
It is recommended to exfoliate twice a week and use a gentle enzyme-based exfoliant, like a fruit enzyme to slough off the dead skin cells.
3-Splurge on Serums
You do need a serum and must think about your serum like a worker bee. The goal of your serum is to get it into the skin and target the skin’s specific concerns.
Some serum ingredients to look for include Vitamin C for hyperpigmentation and evening out the skin tone; Peptides, which are amino acids that provide the skin with the proteins it needs to stay healthy and aid our skin in healing and repair; Vitamin A which aids in cell production and growth and is ideal for anti-aging (Vitamin A is also known as Retinoids or Tretinoins).
4- SPF, Sleep and Sip
>>>SPF is key to preventing the skin from aging. SPF protects the skin from the damaging UV rays.
>>>Insufficient sleep can take a serious toll on the skin, can reduce collagen production and can make a person look years older. The rule of thumb is to get at least 8 to 9 hours of shut-eye every night.
>>>Enough water is key to making your skin look much, much younger and healthier.
5- Trust the GUTS
The skin is an organ, which means that if we are putting inflammatory foods in our body, it IS affecting our skin. Foods such as gluten, dairy, sugar, corn, and soy all create inflammation in the gut and can lead to health problems or weight gain.
If your skin is showing signs of inflammation, such as acne, rosacea, eczema or even melasma, it’s time to rethink about the foods you are eating.
Eating proteins and vegetables and minimizing the amount of carbohydrates you’re consuming will lead to a healthy gut and over time show the results in your skin.