Aging is an inevitable part of life. Unfortunately, poor habits and hygiene can cause the skin to age maturely. Premature aging typically begins with fine lines and wrinkles in the facial area. For this reason, adopting an ongoing skin maintenance plan can not only help maintain and minimize visible signs of aging, but provide long term healthy skin. Here are a few tips on how to encourage healthy, youthful skin:
Protect Your Skin
Excessive exposure to sunlight plays a major role in premature aging of the skin. When the sun’s harmful UV rays penetrate through the skin, this causes the formation of fine lines and wrinkles over time. Unfortunately, UV rays break down collagen in the skin, which impacts the skin’s elasticity and ability to snap back after stretching. Studies have shown that applying sunscreen to the skin, even on days that may not necessarily be sunny, protects the skin from the sun’s UV rays, which ultimately helps minimize premature aging.
Furthermore, it is necessary to wear protective clothing to help protect the skin. Keep in mind that the skin around the eyes is more delicate and very sensitive compared to other areas, which makes it easier to develop fine lines and wrinkles over time. Wearing protective clothing such as sunglasses and hats can shield the skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays.
Use Lukewarm Water
Equally important, studies suggest that using lukewarm water is the best for the skin. Hot water has been shown to dry the skin, which strips it of its natural oils and nutrients. Unfortunately, dry skin impacts the skin’s appearance and also leads to premature aging of the skin. Using lukewarm water when you wash your face protects the skin and helps preserve the natural oils needed for healthy, youthful skin.
Always Use a Hydrating Moisturizer
Skin needs to be moisturized at all times. When your skin is not moisturized, it can contribute to dryness, which impacts your skin’s overall appearance. Studies indicate that dryness may even stimulate the skin to produce excess oils, which leads to inflammation. Ultimately, inflammation contributes to acne, breakouts, and blemishes on the facial area. Altogether, this leads to premature aging, so it’s critical to keep the skin hydrated to prevent dryness and unwanted blemishes.
Lastly, studies have shown that applying moisturizer onto damp skin is the most effective method of optimizing moisture. This allows the nutrients and vitamins found in the moisturizer to deeply penetrate the skin to help maximize nourishment, and limit premature aging.
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