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10 Anti Aging Tips for a Youthful Looking Skin

Updated on August 10, 2011

Skin is the most visible organ of your body. Therefore, it is a clear indicator of your overall health and well-being. A clean, clear, glowing and radiant skin makes a woman feel confident and beautiful.

Therefore, our skin represents us crucially every day. The appearance of the skin on more visible areas has a huge impact on her perceived age. Normally if a woman's skin is dull, shine-less or dry may make a person look older than it really is. And those with smooth, radiant skin seems to be so much younger.

However, our skin have more sensitive areas than others. Those sensitive areas are more easily inclined to show ageing. For instance, the damage cause by sunlight or the difference between our face's skin and our body's skin can increase the ageing looking.

So, now it's time to focus not only in our face but also in our body, seeing it as a whole. What can be done daily to improve our skin's aspect and make it look slightly younger?

1. KEEP SKIN MOISTURIZED


It is crucial to keep the skin hydrated. An hydrated skin is healthier and prettier. It not only looks great, glowing, healthy, and even-toned, but it’s stronger.

Moisturizers increase the skin's water content and makes the skin appear more smooth.

Especialists say that the best time to apply a moisturizer is right after leaving the shower. When you applied immediately after bathing, the product absorve some of the water still on your body and use it to hydrate your skin.

I recomend you to use a body wash that contains hydrating ingredients, such as jojoba butter or an in shower body lotion.


2. CALM YOUR SKIN

Some of us have more sensitive skin than others. Our skin can get irritated for a variety of reasons. If you have sensitive skin it is important to use products that do not harm your skin any further. If you use products that irritate your skin, this can become inflamed, turn red and become uncomfortable.

You should use fragrance-free lotions with niacinamide that helps strengthening and protecting your skin with derivative of vitamin B3. You can also choose a gentle liquid cleanser instead of a harsh bar soap. Finally, as I stated, Keep skin moisturized, because dry skin is more prone to irritation.


3. YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT

We all know that our diet affects our whole body. Diet influences not only our weight but also our hair and skin.

Therefore, it is important to be careful and pay attention to what we eat every day. For example, we must avoid alcohol since it causes dehydration and Caffeine because it can contribute to dark circles under the eyes.

We can and we must choose the healthier options. For example:

  • Green tea’s that could prevent skin cancer;
  • Wild salmon rich in omega-3 fatty acids
  • Sweet potatoes are chock-full of antioxidant beta-carotene
  • Blueberries filled with antioxidant content
  • and spinach’s antioxidant lutein helps preserve your vision.


4. ENJOY THE BEAUTY SLEEP

While you're sleeping, your body is constantly working, releasing hormones that boost cell turnover. Take advantage of this nightly skin-renewal and apply before going to bed, anti-aging creams such as beta hydroxy acid and retinoids.

Another option, that might seem a bit weird, it's to use satin sheets that help us getting a sag-free skin over time. Satin can soothe dry or irritated skin because it feels cool and glides right over the skin.


5. EXFOLIATE

Everyone knows how important it is to exfoliate our skin. Our cells are constantly renowing and it is crucial to eliminate the dead ones.

As we age the process of cell turnover slows down. Cells start to pile up unevenly on the skin's surface, giving it a dry, rough, dull appearance. Exfoliation is beneficial because it removes those cells that are clinging on, revealing the fresher, younger skin cells below.

Many women exfoliate their faces but forget about other body parts. As the weather heats up and you get bikini-ready, you should exfoliate all over. Exfoliation is also important before applying tanning products or when rejuvenating winter-weary skin.


6. FIRM UP

A number of extrinsic, or external, factors often act together with the normal aging process to prematurely age our skin. Most premature aging is caused by sun exposure.
Therefore, age and sun damage can cause skin to lose elasticity over time. However, It is possible to revert this!

Several studies support that a moisturized epidermis will help prevent the breakdown of the skin’s collagen and elastin infrastructure. We can choose creams that contain barrier-strengthening palmitoyl peptides and niacinamide, as well as caffeine, which accelerates the hydration and circulation.


7. BANISH WRINKLES

Wrinkles begin to appear the moment the body experiences drastic drop in the amount of collagen bundles beneath the dermal layers. Many factors contribute to this decline. The natural aging is foremost of them all. We cannot stop time. We can though, minimize or even prevent the signs of aging from developing along our dermal system.

The best way to prevent wrinkles even before they begin is to develop good habits. We must avoid sunbathing and cigarettes, that damage DNA in cells. We must also apply retinol or niacinamide creams from head to toe will help thicken skin and boost collagen synthesis.

It’s also important to keep the skin always hydrated with hyaluronic acid (rich moisturizers) because if the skin is dry, fine lines will be more visible.


8. GET EVEN

Usually, we care about getting an even face and we often forget our body.

You shouldn't forget the skin below the neck. The appearance of brown spots on the chest or on the hands are very important signs of aging just as much as when they appear on the face.

Fade them away with products containing melanin-reducing niacinamide, glucosamine, and vitamin C.


9. LET IT GLOW

Our skin can become dull due to, among others factors, sunlight or city pollution. All of these blend and grab the glow of skin. We all wish for a shinnier and glowing skin that can make us feel sexier and look a few pounds thinner, but be careful! try to avoid harmful rays.

Avoid the sun and opt for selftanners add sun-free radiance. Use a daily lotion with a low dose of DHA for a gradual, subtle glow, or try a body wash or lotion with shimmer.


10. THINK AHEAD

Finally, the last tip is to think of the future! Future's just around the corner and we must protect our skin, preventing ourselves. Every single day and even in the colder months, protection against sunlight must not be forgetten. One of the main reasons that lead to dehydration, spots and ageing is the ultraviolet light. And not forget skin cancer.

For that very reason, use UVA and UVB sun protection and do not spare it. The more, The better - It's okay. Make sunscreen the first step in your regimen; applying it to bare skin binds it to cells, boosting its efficacy.


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      Foyjur Razzak 5 years ago from Dhaka

      Nutritious foods that supply body system with appropriate minerals and vitamins will be the factor to aging gracefully. Replacing unhealthy food with healthy alternatives remains to be a good idea when you feel healthier.

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      Grace Marguerite Williams 6 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

      I loved this hub. I exfoliate as much as possible to keep my skin looking young. Also, there is mental youth. My advice is to keep alert and always searching for new experiences. Try different belief paradigms and systems and to try different foods. Go someplace that you have not gone before. Life is always full of new places and experiences. Live life to the fullest. Thank you again, great hub.

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      AngelaPereira 6 years ago

      Thanks edwards101 :D

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      edwards101 6 years ago from Panama City, FL

      Good Job!

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