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Best Anti-Aging Skin Care Tips for Maturing Skin

Updated on March 18, 2020
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Cristale Adams is an online author and publisher. Her articles vary in topics and focus on real life. She always enjoys learning new things.

Maturing Skin

Just as the body and mind ages and changes with time, so does the skin. Skin is smooth, soft, and silky when everyone is born, however, the skin does not remain that way. Facial and body skin will become older and more mature, and the effects of aging will start to show an increase as more time passes. The changes that the skin will endure over the course of a lifetime is unavoidable and is a completely natural part of the aging process. There are noticeable signs that the skin is changing, like a difference in texture, appearance, and type. Certain factors and choices can make skin change and age faster over time.

Some of the main elements that can increase signs of aging include:

  • External environmental factors such as sun exposure, poor diet, and smoking.
  • Natural hormone levels can change the skin, including stress.
  • Pregnancy changes skin due to the change in hormones inside of the body.
  • Genetics can alter skin based on past generations.

How Skin Matures

The changes that occur to the skin as it ages and matures are often noticeable and are generally not very favorable to anyone's appearance. Skin changes in many different ways, including texture, appearance, and type of skin. Some of the main changes that occur to the skin are:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Decreased elasticity.
  • The tightness and/or flakiness.
  • The appearance of age spots or discolorations.
  • It becomes oily, dry, or a combination.

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The Best Anti-Aging Skin Care Tips for Maturing Skin

Many people may feel like their skin is out of control and are not sure what their skin is doing as they get older. The best way to manage the changes that occur with skin is with product usage, but also by healthy lifestyle choices. Managing the health of the skin is a great way of keeping skin's changes only to a minimum, and possibly reversing some of the changes that are occurring. Taking care of your skin and making healthy choices early in life can also help to keep skin from dramatically changing in the future.

There are certain tips for everyone to follow to help with the aging process that skin may be encountering. Consistently caring for skin will help to reduce and minimize changes from occurring and also help the skin to look and feel healthy. Maturing skin is a natural part of life, but it shouldn't be damaging or a confidence buster to a person's appearance. Managing and reducing the changes to the skin can be made possible by following certain methods and precautions. Through healthy habits, products, and care, skin can look and feel young again.

1. Drink Your Way to Supple Skin.

This is the most common skin care fact that is rarely utilized daily. Drinking plenty of water throughout the day is the most important and the most effective skin care technique to reduce changes in the skin. When the body has a sufficient water amount, there is a great impact on the look, feel, and texture of the skin. Water hydrates the body and also the skin. Proper hydration increases the suppleness and adds a glow to the skin. Water also reduces dryness and stops flakes from appearing. Eight 8 ounce glasses of water are the standard amount required, however consuming more water is best when active.

2. Everyday Eat Your Way to Healthy Skin.

Certain foods are healthier for the skin than others. A healthy diet shows on the outside by reducing the effects of changes that are occurring in the skin. Eating a healthy breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner, and dessert is a great way to improve skin. Certain foods that are high in protein contain beneficial vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that increase the natural health of the skin. Common food that is skin healthy include:

  • Almonds
  • Fish like salmon, tuna, halibut
  • Fruits with the skin left on
  • Whole grains and wheat

3. Always Wear Anti-Aging Sunscreen.

This is the best and most effective way to keep skin looking and feeling youthful. This is also the best way to reduce changes from occurring to the skin. The sun's harmful rays can create fine lines and wrinkles, but also can create skin cancer. The skin will have a texture that is dry, harsh, and leathery from neglect of protection. Applying two coats of sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher is adequate protection for outdoor wear. Always apply sunscreen before going outside, even if it seems cloudy.

4. Apply Food to Your Face?

YES!! Certain face masks contain all-natural food ingredients that cleanse, restore, and treat skin better than regular cleansers and creams. Natural face masks tend to get deep down into pores, which can reduce breakouts and decrease the size of pores. Many face masks can also help to diminish fine lines and wrinkles while giving the skin a smoother and tightened appearance. Certain face masks contain all-natural ingredients that are soothing and calming to the skin, which can reduce inflammation and redness. Using a face mask weekly is also a great way to reduce stress. Some of the best recipes for natural face masks are:

  • Yogurt, honey, cocoa powder.
  • Oatmeal, egg, lemon juice.
  • Lemon, sugar, olive oil.

5. Wash and Moisturize Every Morning and Every Night.

Sleeping with makeup on is very damaging to the facial skin. While sleeping, the skin is rejuvenating itself and repairing the damage that is done throughout the day. Sleeping with makeup on hinders the rejuvenation and repairing process. Makeup left on while dreaming also clogs and enlarges pores, which causes noticeable damage to the facial skin. Wash face every night before bed not just to remove makeup, but other impurities that may have a reverse effect on healthy looking skin. Use a gentle cleanser and always follow with a light moisturizer to increase the appearance and texture of the skin.

Common Mistakes

6. Never Touch the Face.

Touching the face is a great way to clog pores, breakout, and even gain new wrinkles. Always avoid pulling or tugging at any areas of the face, especially the eye area. Facial skin is delicate to contaminants and toxins. This can interact with the facial skin's health and overall look in a negative way. Touching the face is another way of spreading germs and also obtaining sickness.

© 2012 Cristale Adams

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    • Cristale profile imageAUTHOR

      Cristale Adams 

      8 years ago from Florida

      Thanks for reading and I am glad to help inform you, as well as many others, about your changing skin!

    • Rodric29 profile image

      Rodric Anthony 

      8 years ago from Surprise, Arizona

      I had no idea that my skin was affected by my diet. After I read it here, it makes sense though. We are what we eat. My skin is getting very dry and even turned dark around my ankles. I figured it had to do with other health issues I have and it might. I learned what to do to help my dry skin here. As with your other articles, this one is great. I am sharing this with my network. Voted up.

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