Thursday, June 22, 2017

Guest Post:: Rules For Keeping Your Skin Healthy When You're Over 40

After I turned 25 a few years a go it was like an automatic warning light went off in my head and all of the sudden I became very interested in skin health, more specifically, facial skin health. I’ve found that as I get older I consume much less alcohol than I used to, consume a whole lot more water, rarely eat fast food {maybe once or twice a year}, and find myself much more interested in fruits, veggies, and exercise. One of my goals in life has become to age gracefully and make all the preventive measures to be at peek health and peek looks during each stage in life. I am almost ashamed to say it, but I have even stated using anti-aging hair shampoo… Caviar shampoo is pretty amazing!! I’m a ways away from being 40 but I was very interested to see what Diana had to share when she sent me her guest post, and all of her advice is so on point for anyone at any stage in life.  

Sometimes, getting older is a good thing – you get comfortable in your own body, you know what you like and dislike, and you have more time to focus on your hobbies as well as your family. On the other hand, as young as we might feel on the inside, our bodies don’t comply: our hair becomes gray, we get tired more easily, and our skin loses its youthful glow and firmness. While some things cannot be changed, there is still something we can do to keep our skin healthy, as we get older.
Exfoliate and cleanse gently
You might think that because your skin gets older, you should start using more aggressive products, but that’s not the case. If you don’t have time to cleanse in the morning, you should never pass on evening cleansing. Use a gentle product to help you remove dirt, grime, and makeup from your skin at the end of the day. Your skin becomes drier with age so aggressive products will make things worse. Stick to mild products that aren’t acid-based: Aveeno Ultra-Calming Foaming Cleanser, and Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Night Moisturizer.
Moisturize every day
One of the most important things you can do for younger-looking skin is to apply sunscreen every day. Even though SPF won’t be able to reverse the damage the sun has done to your skin so far, it will be able to prevent any further damage: fine lines, age spots, and discoloration. One of the best ways to ensure you get your daily protection from the sun is to use moisturizer with SPF. At the same time you’ll speed up your morning routine (a great thing if you’re likely to be almost-late to work every day). The best moisturizers are the ones that offer broad-spectrum protection: both UVA and UVB filters and have SPF of at least 30 like StriVectin Multi-Action Restorative Cream.
Treat yourself with face masks
You don’t have to spend a fortune on expensive products, creams, and serums all the time. Sometimes, you only have to go to your kitchen and find all the ingredients for a wonderful face mask your skin will love. You can easily make an edible face mask which will exfoliate and moisturize your face at the same time! All you need is a ripe banana, a tablespoon of honey, and two tablespoons of unsweetened plain yogurt. Mix all the ingredients and apply the mask to your face with your fingers. Leave it on for fifteen minutes and rinse with cool water. Completely natural, edible, and great for your skin, easy homemade masks will make the skin of your face feel fresh and soft.
Use products with retinol
Retinol is one of those miracle products you don’t actually need until your skin starts ageing. It’s one of the most popular and effective anti-aging ingredients available on the market, and it can improve the crow’s feet and make the skin around the eyes smoother and softer. You can use potent serums which will make your skin plumper and significantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Combine UltraCeuticals Ultra A Skin Perfecting Serum and Serum Mild to get the best results.
No matter what you do, the time is unforgiving and your skin will keep ageing. On the other hand, that doesn’t mean that you can’t put off the effects of time a bit (or a lot), and you’d be surprised to find out just how much you can achieve with a bit of effort. Do not expect miracles, but look for small and subtle changes which come slowly; these are the best because they will last the longest. But most importantly – try to feel comfortable in your own skin.

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