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Skin Care: Younger Looking Skin

Updated on February 18, 2013


Our daily habits can have a major impact on whether we have younger looking skin. Sun exposure, smoking, excessive drinking, and diets low in antioxidants can increase our chances of having skin that shows signs of premature aging. To begin a workable skin care solution for younger looking skin, we must begin with addressing environmental factors and lifestyle choices. If you spend a lot of time outdoors, wear a good sunscreen. If you smoke, stop! If you drink excessively, stop! It's been said that we are what we eat, and when it comes to skin, this certainly holds true. Free radicals can cause cellular damage, as well as cancer. Which is why it is so important to have a diet high in cancer-fighting antioxidants. Antioxidants help put free radicals in line.

Foods rich in antioxidants include:

  • Beans
  • Berries
  • Artichoke hearts
  • Apples
  • Plums
  • Russet potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Dark Chocolate



Hydrate Your Skin

If we don't stay hydrated, our skin becomes dry. Dry skin just invites wrinkles. Eat a healthy amount of 'good' fats to help keep skin supple, as well as drink plenty of water. If you are eating copious amounts of fruit and vegetables, chances are you may be getting a healthy amount of water from food, but it might not be enough. Avoid drinking excessive amounts of coffee, or other caffeinated beverages -they work as diuretics.

Use a skin cream that works well for you for day and evening to keep skin from becoming too dry.

Develop a healthy exercise routine to get your blood pumping. The best way to have younger looking skin is to have a healthy body.

Choose a Good Face Wash

Face washes with a 2% salicylic acid are very good for removing dead skin cells. A fresh clean face is a great start to younger looking skin. Always follow the instructions on the bottle to make sure you are using it correctly.

Protect Your Skin

Protect your skin from the elements with an ant-aging foundation. Many foundations on the market are available with SPF protection and moisturizers. They can help keep your skin soft and supple, diminish the appearance of fine lines, and protect against harmful ultra violet rays from the sun.


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    • C_MarieWeber profile image

      C_MarieWeber 5 years ago from Wichita

      lol. Me too. Thank you, btw! Just a little bit of dark chocolate, though. :) Moderation is key.

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      Hunor Barab├ís 5 years ago from Romania

      I'm so happy to know that chocolate is actually good for my skin :) Nice hub, voted up and helpful!