Learn the five surprising yet simple steps that can make a big difference in the quest for clearer, healthy skin.
1. Protect Your Skin With Sunblock
Rain or shine, wear sunblock 365 days of the year. Regardless if you have dark skin or an ivory white skin complexion, your skin is always at risk of getting sun damage. Wearing an SPF 30 every day will not only protect against skin cancer, but it will help to avoid the appearance of large pores, wrinkles, uneven tone, and fine lines. Additionally, it’s important to reapply the sunblock every couple of hours, especially if you’re outdoors during that time. Even if you apply an SPF 100 in the morning and don’t reapply it throughout the day, it will not be effective at sundown.
2. Exfoliate Your Skin Regularly
Using a light exfoliating agent regularly will shed the dull top layers, minimizing acne, dry spots, and wrinkles to reveal new, glowing and healthy skin. Exfoliating is one of the best ways to achieve and maintain a beautiful complexion even if you’re using quality moisturizers and top of the line anti-aging creams.
Keep in mind though, that if you have an acne-prone complexion or sensitive skin, it’s best not to use a harsh scrub too often. Instead, to prevent skin irritation, use cleansers two or three times a week that contains smooth microbeads or a textured cleansing pad to very gently scrub the skin.
3. Take Your Vitamins
You already know that our body requires vitamins, but don’t forget that your skin does also. A good skin care regimen should include Vitamin A and a Vitamin C product. Vitamin A or retinal helps to stimulate cellular turnover and normalize skin function, while Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and it also helps brighten the complexion. Both vitamins are important to include in your anti-aging regimen regardless of your age.
4. Exercise Regularly
As you already know, regularly exercising is not only good for your overall health; it also tones your physique. But, did you know that exercising tightens the skin on your entire body? So, the next time you’re working up a sweat at the gym, think about how that strength training and cardio is not only improving muscle tone and circulation, but your hard work will result in younger-looking, toned skin.
5. Store Your Eye Cream In The Refrigerator
Some of your skin care products deserve their own lime light in a cool climate right on the top shelf in your refrigerator. You can extend the life of your eye cream by simply storing it in the refrigerator. Had a long night out or a trying day at work? Well, try your nicely chilled eye cream which will immediately reduce puffiness.
What To Do Next
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