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Beautiful skin at any age with a good skin care routine
Causes of Damaged Skin
Skin damage can be caused by many things. Here is a list of the things that can cause damage to your skin:
Excessive drinking and drug use
Poor lifestyle choices
Smoking cigars or cigarettes
Extreme temperature changes
Because so many things can contribute to damaged skin, it is imperative to incorporate a good skin care routine into your day.
A great skin care routine
Wrinkles are generally caused from sun exposure, lack of skin care, aging and some of it is inherited. To decrease your chance of getting wrinkles, you need to start a good skin care routine early. Staying out of the sun can help decrease your chance of getting wrinkles in the first place.
If you have been a sunbather most of your life and want to have beautiful skin, you still have a chance of achieving your goal. Beautiful skin can be achieved at any age, but you must put some work into it, especially if you have abused you skin up to this point.
So, what can you do now to get rid of wrinkles, age spots and generally bad looking skin? Here is an action plan you can use to get beautiful skin and keep it:
Great skin begins with drinking plenty of water. I'm sure you've heard this many times, but unless you actually do it, this information doesn't matter. Some women will read how to get beautiful skin, but never put what they read into action.
So, here's an action plan on how to start a great skin care routine that will keep your wrinkles away for life:
Drink plenty of water:
Yes, the experts know what they are talking about. You need to drink plenty of water, starting in your 20s and practice this every day from then on. Water makes your facial skin "plump up", causing wrinkles you do have to disappear. Water also keeps wrinkles away.
There are many anti-wrinkle creams on the market today. Which one should you use? I have found that the prescription cream Retin-A works the best. I have used this cream religiously from the age of 20. I am now 44 and am told all the time how beautiful my skin is. People guess my age as mid 30s.
Retin-A helps your skin renew by sloughing off the old skin and revealing new skin beneath. Retin-A also makes your skin look young and healthy by getting rid of age spots and dull, old skin. But, you have to be careful as Retin-A can cause skin redness and irritation.
If Retin-A does cause you redness and irritation, you need to decrease how much you use it. Instead of using Retin-A every night, try for every other night or even every third night. Retin-A is the most powerful anti-wrinkle cream on the market today. That's why every good wrinkle cream has Retin-A in it, because it works!
Even though you use an anti-wrinkle cream, you still need to use a moisturizer. It is important to keep your skin moisturized to prevent wrinkles and dull looking skin. I use Oil of Olay daily moisturizer with sunscreen. This moisturizer makes my skin feel silky and baby soft.
The sun can do great damage to your skin. Sun exposure creates wrinkles, sun spots and sun damage to your skin. Wear a moisturizer with sunscreen with a SPF of 30 just to be safe. I use Oil of Olay moisturizer with SPF 30. Not only is this moisturizer great for dry skin, it protects your skin from the sun to prevent further damage.
Wash your face every night to get the dirt, bacteria and makeup that accumulates during the day off. Use a mild soap like Dove to cleanse well and prevent skin irritation that harsh soaps can cause. I have used Dove every night since I was 25 and I love the feel of my face after using it.
Night time is a great time to take care of your skin. Start by washing off the make-up and dirt that has accumulated during the day. Then, after drying your face, use your anti-wrinkle cream. Allow your anti-wrinkle cream to soak into your skin really well then apply a moisturizer.
This will allow your creams to work all night to get rid of and prevent wrinkles.
In the morning, rinse your face with cold water and pat dry. Apply your moisturizer with sunscreen to keep your face soft and protected from the sun.
This routine has helped my skin stay young and soft, and should do the same for yours. You can start this routine at any age to prevent and get rid of dull skin and wrinkles.
Although I use Retin-A, Dove soap and Oil of Olay, you may want to use different products. These products have worked great for my skin, but might not work for yours.
A good skin routine and using sunscreen daily will protect you skin from wrinkles and leave it soft and silky. Be meticulous about your skin care routine and never skip it to get the best results.