Tips to keep your skin young

Protect Yourself From the Sun Wear sunscreen every day - a low SPF (sun proof factor) like 15 or 20 is fine. Be sure to apply 20 minutes before going outside so that the cream has time to bind to your skin.

Protect Yourself From the Sun

Wear sunscreen every day - a low SPF (sun proof factor) like 15 or 20 is fine. Be sure to apply 20 minutes before going outside so that the cream has time to bind to your skin.

Don't Smoke!

Smoking narrows the tiny blood vessels in the outermost layers of skin, which decreases blood flow.

This depletes the oxygen and nutrients that are important to skin health. Smoking also damages collagen and elastin — the fibers that give your skin its strength and elasticity.

Treat Your Skin Gently

Constant cleansing, shaving, and waxing can take a toll on your skin. Be gentle with your skin: when showering, use warm water instead of steaming hot that will strip essential oils away. Likewise, avoid strong soaps and stick with mild cleansers.

Always use a lotion, gel, or cream when shaving, and shave with the grain, not against! This will minimize bumps. Pat dry, don't scrub or rub! You need to lock in the moisture, not wipe it away. And of course, a light daily moisturizer is best.

A Healthy Diet

What a surprise - eating well will boost your skin glow! Stick with plenty of fruits and veggies (6-11 servings a day), lean proteins, and whole grains. Drink at least a liter of water a day; not only does this clear your skin, but it's essential in weight loss! Stay away from high fat food and carbohydrates, which age skin.

Manage Stress

Uncontrolled stress causes sensitive skin that results in breakouts and other skin problems. Take the necessary steps to manage your stress: set reasonable limits, eat healthy, exercise, do something small every day that makes you feel good.

 

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