Skincare for Mature Skin
In general, your skin gets better looking with age in many ways. The teenage breakouts are years behind you and even the ups and downs of a regular cycle start to fade away. So now you can sit back and relax without worrying about your skin, right? Wrong. Good skincare is never over. While there are many products on the shelf that promise to get rid of wrinkles and other age-related skin problems, the real value of good skin health isn’t about that. It is about keeping your skin smooth and supple.
Skincare the Easy Way
A healthy lifestyle will go a long way to creating healthy, glowing skin. Drink lots of water to keep your body hydrated and your skin looking fresh. Drinking water instead of other liquids during the day will help you in many ways, but the most important reason for drinking water when thinking about your skin is the increase in blood flow that brings nutrients to the surface.
Get plenty of sleep and eat right. Sleep gives your body a chance to refuel and regenerate. The first organ to show the effects of a lack of sleep is your skin. The right foods also play an important part in good skincare. Avoid greasy, fatty foods just like you would for healthier diets.
When it comes to surface care, avoid harsh cleaning products. Skin creams, wrinkle reducers and other products that coat the skin also clog pores and create additional problems. If you feel the need for extra skincare products, look for those that do not coat the skin with a heavy layer of cream. Using harsh cleansing products can hurt your skin too. Products with alpha hydroxy acid, beta hydroxy acid or granular scrubbing particles are harsh and can irritate or dry the skin excessively. Loofahs or rough cloths also irritate the skin and increase the chances of breakouts, wrinkles or dryness.
Exercise regularly for healthy skin. I bet you thought exercise was just for dieting or better muscles. Exercise helps your skin flush out toxins and improves blood flow to the surface.
Take a few minutes each day to relax. Stress constricts blood vessels and reduces the blood flow to the skin. Take up yoga or get some quiet time at the end of each day to unwind. When you go out during the day, wear sunscreen to avoid the harsh rays of the sun and wear protective clothing including hats that help shield your face from sunlight. A little prevention and extra skincare efforts during the day will keep your skin healthy.