7 Ways to Maintain a Youthful Complexion
When we are young, it is easy to take our natural beauty for granted. We are used to having a complexion consisting of smooth and clean skin. Unfortunately, as we get older, our skin starts to wrinkle and develop fine lines in various places on our face.
This is due to the lack of elastin and collagen production in the skin. These, of course, are the natural proteins in our body’s connective tissues which give our skin the elasticity and structure it needs to stay healthy and young.
Once the body can no longer produce enough of these proteins on its own, it causes the youthful complexion of the face to fade away slowly. Fortunately, there are a variety of natural and manmade treatments available to counteract these symptoms which affect your complexion.
There is no fountain of youth treatment that turns back the clock, but there are treatments which can slow the aging process and help you retain a more youthful complexion for a longer time period.
Below are 7 ways you can do this.
Wrinkles and fine lines are not the only skin problems that you may experience with age. You may also experience skin laxity, acne scarring, brown spots, crow’s feet, rosacea, dermatitis, and spider veins. For these types of skin issues, you may need to go with a more technological approach to your treatment.
One of the most popular cosmetic procedures used today is laser treatment. By having this treatment you can avoid the riskier invasive surgical procedures which produce less than satisfactory results. Laser treatments are safe, cheaper, and much more effective for clearing the skin of its flaws.
Limit Sun Exposure
The sun is a natural source of Vitamin D for the skin. However, excessive amounts of sun exposure can seriously damage your skin and accelerate the signs of aging.
You need to wear SPF 30 or higher sunscreen on your skin if you’re going to stay out under the sun for longer than 15 minutes. And whatever you do, never use a tanning bed because that is even worse than the sun in aging your skin.
Skin health is often a reflection of our diets. If you eat junk foods with lots of sugar, salt, or fat, then you could develop acne and any number of other skin issues.
Good nutrition is vital for so many reasons, including skin health. You need to consume fruits and vegetables every day to receive the proper vitamins, essential fatty acids, and minerals which naturally keep the skin clear and firm. Some great foods for skin health include blueberries, flax seeds, fish, carrots, avocados, and broccoli.
You may live in an environment where your skin dries out faster. If you have dry or sensitive skin, then you cannot rely on your body to provide all the necessary moisture for your skin. Instead, you will need to add a topical moisturiser cream or lotion to your skin each day.
This should be an oil-free moisturizer which is made for sensitive skin. Once you apply it to your face, your complexion will be vibrant, bright, and smooth. It will also help your skin stay moisturized.
Toxins and bacteria tend to build in the pores of our skin throughout the day. Nature wants us to exercise and sweat in order to shed these toxins and keep our skin healthy.
If we don’t sweat enough, then the toxins can build up more and cause the skin to look dull and unclear. But if you exercise regularly, all that sweating will help your body get rid of those toxins and keep nutrients and oxygen circulating to the skin.
Your skin is the biggest organ of your body. It must stay properly hydrated to continue looking good. It is recommended that you drink 1.5 litres or more of water daily. You’ll want to avoid dehydration at all costs or else your body will suffer for it.
Lack of moisture in your skin with develop loose, saggy skin which is dull and flaky. These skin issues are harder to treat once you have them. That is why it is better to hydrate yourself as early as possible and stay consistent with it.
Smoking is not only bad for your lungs, but it is bad for your skin too. It causes premature aging due to the damage inflicted upon the elastic fibres of the skin.
This leaves your facial skin looking dull and uneven. So, quit smoking as early as possible to save your health and beauty in more ways than one.
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