Anti Aging

One may typically ask when the right age or time is to initiate the antiaging process. I would simply say the time is NOW!! You are never too young or too old to take care of your skin. Surprisingly, it is worth noting that the skin could show signs of ageing while one may be in their mid- 20’s. You could have been using your favourite products for a long period of time, but these may cease to work for you after a period. There are lot of things that tend to play a role, and these include but are not limited to diet, lifestyle among other factors. It may be worth it to see a dermatologist and find out ways to get and maintain a healthier, smoother, and softer skin at different stages of your life.

  1. Keep your face and skin well moisturized.

It is particularly important to keep your skin, particularly the face well moisturized to prevent cracking. This is because moisturizers tend to protect and improve the skin; and even if you have oily skin, you still need to moisturize however with oil free creams. For dry skin, it is essential to moisturize the skin more than once daily. It is best to apply the cream while the skin is still damp to seal in the moisture.

2. Exfoliate for a total outlook

Exfoliation of the skin helps it to glow; the dead skin can be removed by the simple use of washcloths, spinning brush or scrubs. If you have dry skin, it is advised the skin is exfoliated at least once a week. For people with acne or sensitive skin, it is advisable that a doctor is consulted as exfoliation could cause irritation to the skin.

  • Work hard to reveal a fresh layer

The skin goes through a life cycle and at some point, in time, there may be dead cells which need to be rid of to have a fresh radiant look. These can be achieved using acne medicines and anti-aging products which for example may have salicylic acid or retinoids. One can also get microdermabrasion or a chemical peel to slough off dead cells; all these are not out of reach and can either be found at the pharmacy shops or done using home-based formulas.

  • Skin Nutrition- what can we find on the menu?

 Just like the entire body and their needs, the skin craves good nutrition and there have been studies suggest that nutrients can improve and protect your skin. Creams and serums that include vitamins C or E may protect the skin against harsh weather conditions such as dryness and excessive heat exposure. Of course, you still need to get vitamins from foods. One important nutrient for the skin however is water so it is essential to drink lots as it flushes toxins from the body system and gives that fresh feel of skin rebirth.

  • The use of Organic Products

Yes, there are great benefits to be derived through the use of organic and all natural cosmetics and skin care products. What however needs to be considered is that not all products are safe and suitable for all skin types, essentially because different skin types react differently to different products. In some cases, they may irritate it, especially if yours is sensitive, “natural” ingredients like plant extracts may cause rashes or allergic reactions in some people. Test them first on a less noticeable area of your body first before applying to the entire body and keep on looking out for different reactions.

  • Are facials really a necessity?

You may not need a salon facial for good skin care, but it could make your skin look smoother for a while; an important benefit however is that it can be a relaxing treat. A salon facial could include cleansing and exfoliating, however facials may cause allergic reactions or irritation in some people, so you should avoid them if you tend to have redness or a rash afterward.

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