Your skin, like anything in your body is aging, and when it ages, it is never going to be as good as it once was. That’s why it’s important to take care of it while you have it’s youthfulness to it, and even if you’re only just starting this in your thirties, there are still ways to help combat the signs of aging and to help your skin find it’s youthful glow again. Here are some tips to keep your skin healthier as you get older.
Protect Your Skin From The Sun
Your skin is vulnerable, and we often forget that as we go about our daily lives. We can push ourselves to the limits, and it’s not until we cause ourselves injury that we realize that we’re not invincible. It’s important that you try and look after it at all times, and most importantly when the sun is shining. UV rays can be very harmful on the skin, and it’s essential that you’re protecting it with the right amount of sunscreen over the course of the day. If you’re not applying enough of it, then you’ll certainly find that your skin will go that red lobster color, and you’ll feel the pain of it regardless of how red you go. It’s really helpful to make sure you’re covering yourself with the right SPF levels and that you take care of it, even when you feel like the sun is partially or fully covered by clouds. The sun might look as if it’s gone, but UV rays can penetrate through those clouds, and your skin is still suffering from the same exposure. So be wary at all times and try to keep yourself covered.
Cut Out Bad Habits
Bad habits are certainly hard to get rid of when you’ve had them for a while. They can become like an addiction, which makes it a hard one to kick. Bad habits like smoking, for example, can be one that really affects your skin. It can do a lot of permanent damage if you’re not careful and can age you a lot quicker. Try to be more conscious of how much you’re smoking and whether or not you can cut it down or out completely. Things like biting your nails are also a bad habit, and if you do it for so long, you’ll end up scaring the skin or deforming your nail shape. Every bad habit can have an impact on your body if it’s done for over a long period of time, so try to cut them out where and when you can to avoid minimal damage.
The food we put into our bodies can affect the way our skin performs and looks on a daily basis. A greasy take-out could end up making our skin more oily and possibly gives you that dullness in your skin that you don’t want. You want your skin to be healthy and glowing as much as possible, so try to have food that is rich in nutrients and vitamins that helps make your skin glow. A few suggestions would be plenty of fruit and vegetables like avocado, and sweet potatoes are great suggestions. Certain nuts like walnuts are also meant to be good for skin, and fatty fish can also be good to help boost the health of your skin. The better you eat, the healthier your skin will appear, and that’s important as you get older to be consistent with your diet. Making healthy choices in your food is important.
Try To Cut Down On Alcohol
Alcohol is a big contribution to dull-looking skin, and that’s because it can dehydrate you. The more you drink, the more water content you’re losing, and that’s why you end up having a headache and a dry mouth the next morning when you wake up. Try to cut down on the alcohol intake you have over the course of a week. It’s good to treat yourself, and if you enjoy a glass of wine or beer in the evening after work, then that’s fine. Just try to have more focus on moderation and making sure that you don’t let it become something that controls you. Balance is important, and you want to make sure that you have this balance throughout your life because your retention for alcohol will get weaker as you get older. You might not be able to handle those hangovers as well as you used to!
Implement A Skincare Routine That Works
A skincare routine is something that you want to start doing from a young age because the more you can do to prevent those aging qualities like wrinkles and fine lines, the longer you put them off for. Make sure you do your research on what skincare products are out there and the ingredients behind them. From non-nano zinc oxide to hyaluronic acids, it’s important to know what they do and how they perform on your skin. You can end up spending thousands on products that you think will work and then actually don’t make much difference at all. It’s important to tailor and find those products that are going to be effective. That way, when you’ve found them, you have a good skincare routine that’s going to provide everything you need for your skin. Not only that, but you want to have the basics of a routine so that you can work on switching it up every so often as your skin changes, which it will.
Drink Lots Of Water
Keeping yourself hydrated is important because, without it, you’ll definitely see a difference in your skin. Without water, you’ll find your skin is lacking that plumpness, and that can be important as you age. We lose collagen in our bodies, and that’s what we need in order to stay youthful and healthy. With water, that can be a somewhat reasonable replacement. It can help hydrate your skin and give you that glow that you have likely been missing. What you are putting into your body does matter, so try to keep yourself hydrated at all times and especially as you get older. Give yourself a challenge to drink so much each day and try to up that every so often. It all makes a difference in how you feel and look.
Sleep For Longer
The amount of sleep you get throughout your life is important, and although it’s good to live your life to the full, you need your sleep to live it properly. A good seven to nine hours of sleep to be exact in order for your body to continue performing at its best. When your skin isn’t radiating or looking its best, an extra few hours sleep here and there can do your skin good. That’s because sleep helps your body repair itself, and when your skin is going through it, sleep can be the solution. Try to sleep in where you can and embrace a good night’s sleep because it’s certainly more beneficial for your day to day life to get the right amount of sleep that your body needs.
Keeping your skin healthy throughout the years is important, and what we do to help our skin along the way is essential. Try to drink more water, cut out the alcohol and bad habits that are going to impact your skin’s health. Try to sleep for longer, eat healthier, and look after your skin in the form of a good skincare routine and with SPF.
What do you do to keep your skin looking healthier as you get older? Let me know in the comments below!