Â The anti-aging skin care market is now a multi-billion dollar business. Wrinkle creams, eye serums, facial masks, and other products aimed at beautifying your skin are now available everywhere. Gone are the days when these items were found only in high-end beauty parlors catering to the rich and famous. Everyoneâs being encouraged to adopt their own anti-aging skin care plan.
If youâd like to get in on the action, then this article about creating your anti-aging skin care plan is a must. In honor of National Healthy Skin month, we want you to be aware of how essential taking care of your skin is. Before talking about anti-aging skin care products, youâll first need to develop some healthy skin care habits.
Why should you take the time to adopt an anti-aging skin care regimen? Some of the benefits youâll receive include:
â Preventing blemishes in the form of pimples and blackheads
â Preventing discoloration in the skin
â Helping to reduce puffiness and looseness of the skin
â Getting rid of wrinkles and lines
â Helping your skin to âglowâ by improving skin tone
â Avoiding dry and rough skin
By receiving all these benefits, you should find the extra time and effort it takes to care for your skin will be more than worth it. Nowâtime for the 10 anti-aging skin care tips that can keep your complexion looking youthful and healthy:
1. Make sure you protect your skin from the sunâs ultraviolet radiation. Use sunblock whenever thereâs a risk for sunburn. Besides being dangerousâUV rays are the main culprit behind skin cancerâthe sun can dry out your skin, causing it to age more quickly, which is why sunscreen is essential to your anti-aging skin care plan.
2. Wear sun-protective clothing. If youâre not fond of slathering on layers of sunblock every day, wear sun-protective clothing. There are SPF-rated shirts and pants now available to the consumer. Donât forget to wear a wide-brimmed hat too. Long sleeves and pants, while not always practical in hot weather, can protect the skin on your arms and legs. Wearing a pair of sunglasses could help to reduce the number of fine lines around your eyes.
3. Donât use tanning beds. Tanning beds emit concentrated UV rays. This sort of exposure will undoubtedly speed up the aging process and may even be responsible for triggering skin cancer in some users.
4. Add a moisturizer to your anti-aging skin care planâbut make sure itâs not too oily. Moisturizer does just what you would expect it to doâit helps trap water inside your skin so that it doesnât dry out.
5. Wash your face twice a dayâbut not with soap. Soap can dry out your skin. Instead, try using a specially-formulated cleanser that wonât alter the natural pH balance of your skin.
6. Stay away from cigarette smoke. That means no smoking and avoiding second hand smoke as well. Tobacco smoke is full of harsh chemicals and toxins. Smoke has definitely been proven to accelerate signs of aging in skin such as wrinkles, lines, and a leathery appearance.
7. Eating a nutritionally-balanced diet is vital for your anti-aging skin care regimen. Too much sugar, salt and saturated fats can have an adverse effect on the health of your skin. Instead, include veggies, fruit, healthy unsaturated fats, whole grains and lean (or vegetable) protein in your daily meals.
8. Wake up well-rested and refreshed. Your skin needs proper sleep. Enough shut-eye every night will give your skin cells time to regenerate.
9. Stay away from âproblemâ foods. Some people find their skin breaks out into blemishes when they eat certain foods. It could be that dairy causes your skin to erupt. Or maybe youâll notice pimples appear when you eat chocolate or buy fast food. Whatever your trigger foods are, stay away from them if you can and substitute another healthy food.
10. Drink alcohol in moderation.
In honor of National Healthy Skin month, try to incorporate as many of these ten anti-aging skin care tips as you can into your daily life.
âNovember is National Healthy Skin Month,â The American Academy of Dermatology web site; http://www.aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/health-and-beauty, last accessed Nov. 21, 2013.
âWhat Dermatologists Tell Their Patients,â The American Academy of Dermatology web site; http://www.aad.org/skin-conditions/skin-health-tips/what-dermatologists-tell-their-patients, last accessed Nov. 21, 2013.