In this guest post, author Jo Harris shares her five favorite skin care tips that should help to keep your skin looking great!
Top Skin Care Tips For Younger Looking Skin
- Wear sunscreen daily
Extended exposure to the sun causes a host or problems, not the least of which is premature aging. Sun-damaged skin often looks leathery, wrinkly, spotted and otherwise unattractive. Daily use of a cream or lotion with at least SPF 30 will help ward off the sun’s harmful UV (ultraviolet) rays and keep your skin looking healthy and young.
- Use moisturizer daily
Moisturizers hydrate your skin and keep it smooth and supple, minimizing the appearance of wrinkles. Opt for one that performs multiple tasks for maximum benefit. A moisturizer with Alpha-Hydroxy Acids will keep your pores clean and eliminate dead cells. Moisturizers rich in antioxidant Vitamins C and E provide excellent protection from free radicals while improving skin texture and firmness.
- Eat a healthy diet
Eating a healthy diet containing foods rich in antioxidants and zinc is a powerful way to boost healthy skin naturally, from the inside out. Blueberries, for example, are potent antioxidants that fight free radicals. Not only can they prevent aging, they can reverse it! Foods high in zinc, a vital trace mineral, help repair tissues and cleanse the body to keep skin free from impurities. Drinking water is also essential, as it flushes out toxins, clarifying skin in the process.
Physical activity increases blood flow, so that nutrient and oxygen-rich blood reaches cells and nourishes skin. The increased blood flow also helps carry waste, including harmful free radicals, away from skin’s cells. Sweating helps toxins exit the body, keeping skin clean and giving it a healthy glow. Exercise also helps the body produce more of its natural oils that moisturize your skin, keeping it soft and supple.
- Get enough sleep
Sleep’s importance is often underestimated, but getting enough of it, 7 to 8 hours per night, is essential. Sleep restores and repairs our bodies and our skin. It accelerates the production of collagen, a fibrous protein consisting of elastin that makes up most of our skin and keeps it strong and firm. Enough sleep also prevents puffiness and unattractive bags under the eyes. So, go ahead, sleep your way to beautiful!
About the Author
Jo Harris is a writer and the Outreach Director for the Morgan Law Firm, a firm that represents clients going through a divorce in Austin divorce firm. See additional articles on the firm’s Austin Divorce Blog.
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