Don’t have time for intensive skin care? You can still pamper yourself by acing the basics. Good skin care and healthy lifestyle choices can help delay natural aging and prevent various skin problems. Get started with these six no-nonsense tips.
1. Protect yourself from the sun…
One of the most impartant ways to take care of your skin is to protect it from the sun. A lifetime of sun exposure can cause wrinkless, age spots and other skin problems as well as increase the risk of skin canser.
For the most complete sun protection:
Use sunscreen. Use a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. Apply sunscreen generously, and reapply every two hours or more often if you are swimming or perspiring.
Seek shade. Avoid the sun between 10a.m and 4 p.m, when the sun’s rays are strongest.
Wear protective clothing. Cover your skin with tightly woven long sleeved shirts, long pants and wide-brimmed hats. Also consider laundry additives, which give clothing an additional layer of ultraviolet protection for a certain number of washings, or special sun-protective clothing which is specifically designed to block ultraviolet rays.
2. Don’t smoke…
Smoking makes your skin look older and contributes to wrinkless. Smoking narrows the tiny blood vessels in the outermost layers of skin, which decreases blood flow and makes skin paler. This also depletes the skin of oxygen and nutrients that are important to skin health.
Smoking also damages collagen and elastin the fibers that give your skin strength and elasticity. In addition, the repetitive facial expressions you make when smoking such as pursing your lips when inhaling and squinting your eyes to keep out smoke can contrubute to wrinkles.
In addition, smoking increase your risk of squamous cell skin cancer. If you smoke, the best way to protect your skin is to quit. Ask your doctor for tips or treatments to help you stop smoking…
3. Treat your skin gently…
Daily cleansing and shaving can take a toll on your skin. To keep it gentle:
Limit bath time. Hot water and long showers or baths remove oils from your skin. Limit your bath or shower time, and use warm rather than hot water.
Avoid strong soaps. Strong soaps and detergents can strip oil from your skin. Instead, choose mild cleaners.
Shave carefully.. To protect and lubricate your skin, apply shaving cream, lotion or gel before shaving. For the closest shave, use a clean, sharp razor. Shave in the direction the hair grows, not against it.
Pat dry. After washing or bathing, gently pat or blot your skin dry with a towel so that some moisture remains on your skin.
Moisturize dry skin. If your skin is dry, use a moisturizer that fits your skin type. For daily use, consider a moisturizer that contains SPF.
4. Eat a healthy diet. A healthy diet can help you look and feel your best. Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins. The association between diet and acne isn’t clear but some research suggests that a diet rich in fish oil or fish oil supplements and low in unhealthy fats and processed or refined carbohydrates might promote younger looking skin. Drinking plenty of water helps keep your skin hydrated.
5. Manage stress.. Uncontrolled stress can make your skin more sensitive and trigger acne breakouts and other skin problems. To encourage healthy and a healthy state of mind, take steps to manage your stress. Get enough sleep, set reasonable limits, scale back your to do list and make time to do things you enjoy. The results might be more dramatic than you expect.
Do you know that being happy makes your skin to look young?
Try it, whenever you have a smile on your face, for sure your skin looks younger and younger….
The only best way to take care of your skin is by avoiding armful things and settling your minds. Be free and feel free in whatever you do…let stress alone…
Eventhough you apply the whole lotions in the world but when your stressed, your skin will remain old and older to oldest..be stress free .that is it.