No matter your age, most will say getting older is one of the greatest privileges in life. On the skin’s surface, signs ideally appear softly over time. Fine lines become more pronounced, and the skin loses elasticity. Discoloration may show up on the face, and hormones can trigger adult breakouts. But none of these occurrences mean you have to look like you’re getting older.
Modern skin care and advanced skin rejuvenation products can do wonders, depending on how you want to address the look of your skin. As life marches on, we have the power to make choices that can influence the appearance of our skin. Here are a few simple tips to boost the look of your skin’s radiance and to remember as part of your overall skin care plans.
Embrace a Healthy Lifestyle
From eating fruits and vegetables every day to hiking with friends and stretching out on the yoga mat, your daily habits can affect the look of your skin more than you might realize. Foods rich in vitamins, antioxidants, fiber, and omega-3s contribute to healthy-looking skin overall. When you pair quality food choices with healthy physical activities, you’ll likely experience even more tangible results. Working up a sweat is like a mini facial to clear out your pores; just don’t forget to cleanse your face afterward. A healthy diet and exercise go hand in hand in encouraging a healthy-looking complexion. Don’t forget to drink plenty of water!
Ask a Dermatologist
If you aren’t sure what might work best for you, visit a specialist to get a dermatologist recommended skin care regimen. You may only need a few high-quality, clinically-tested products. The best should work well on all skin types and address the appearance of any perceived imperfections. A high-quality, well-formulated cream, serum, and exfoliating mask can help correct the visible signs of aging and damage. A dermatologist will know what works best based on your concerns and needs.
Adopt Helpful Habits
We all have things we forget to do or could stand to get better at doing, like drinking plenty of water. If you haven’t been washing your face before bed, for instance, you aren’t removing the buildup of dirt, oil, and pollution from the day (even if you can’t see it). A gentle cleanser can keep your complexion clean and hydrated, so you’ll be less likely to get a pimple. During the day, don’t forget to wear sunscreen that blocks UVA and UVB rays to protect your skin from premature signs of aging.
Work Your Skin Care Routine Like a Boss
Follow a skin care routine that works for you and stick with it. An excellent barrier balance cream can help keep your skin’s natural barrier balanced and looking radiant. Pair your anti-aging cream with an equally effective anti-aging serum to increase the results, such as smoother-looking skin with a reduced appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, pores, and skin discolorations. From topical creams, such as neck tightening cream and eye cream, to serums, weekly exfoliating masks, and sleeping on a silk pillowcase—find what works best for your skin and stick with it.