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Skin Care Tips for Changing Skin

Updated on December 31, 2013

Everyone's Skin Changes With Time

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 and 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 over time. There are many different reasons why and how the skin changes.

Why Skin Changes

Everyone's skin will change as a natural process of aging. Every person gets older and becomes more mature, including their body, mind, and skin. Aging and maturing are a huge part of why a person's skin changes, but there are also other factors that are part of it. Some of the main elements that can make skin change 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.

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How Skin Changes

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

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

How to Deal With Changing Skin

The best thing to do when your skin is changing, no matter what the reason for the change may be, is to take care of your skin by providing it with the extra attention and consistent care that it desperately needs. When skin is cared for attentively, consistently, and properly, the changing effects may be decreased, slowed, and even possibly reversed. Since the changes that occur with skin can not be avoided because it is natural, certain things may be done to minimize the changes.

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 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.

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Skin Care Tips for Changing Skin

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

1. Drink Plenty of Water.

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 skin. Water hydrates the body and also the skin. Proper hydration increases the suppleness and adds a glow to skin. Water also reduces dryness and stops flakes from appearing. Eight 8 ounce glasses of water is the standard amount required, however consuming more water is best when active.

2. Always Wear 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.

3. Eat Healthy Foods.

Certain foods are healthier for the skin than others. A healthy diet shows on the outside by reducing the effects from changes that are occurring in 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 skin. Common food that are skin healthy include:

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

4. Apply a Face Mask Weekly.

Face masks contain ingredients that cleanse, restore, and treat skin better than regular cleansers and creams. 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.

5. Do Not Sleep With Makeup On.

Sleeping with makeup on is very damaging to the facial skin. While sleeping, the skin is rejuvenating itself and repairing 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 skin.

6. Use Natural Makeup.

Makeup that contains natural products, like mineral makeup, is less harsh and less damaging to the facial skin. This special type of makeup is lighter, less oily, and also more expensive but worth it. Makeup with all natural ingredients won't clog pores, which enables the face to breathe. It is also easier to clean off and many may contain sunscreen blended right into the product.

7. Choose Products Carefully.

Many skin care products contain alcohol, which can dry out skin. Some skin care products can contain oils which is beneficial to skin's texture. Products to be used should be natural and contain sunscreen for adequate results. Skin care products can be combined with other products for a more enhanced result than when applied alone. Using products should be consistent for weeks at a time before results are noticed, so always use products consistently.

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      Cristale 4 years ago from Florida

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

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      Rodric Johnson 4 years ago from Phoenix, 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.