Want A Youthful Complexion When You're Older? 4 Steps To Take Right Now


If you want to have gorgeous, wrinkle-free skin when you're older, the time to begin caring for your skin is now. Don't wait until you see the first wrinkle to start fighting them. Instead, start creating the building the foundation for younger-looking skin while you are young. Here are four steps you should implement now to have healthy, wrinkle-free skin in your golden years.

Wash Your Face Before Bed

If you're not taking the time to wash your face before bed, you're setting yourself up for skin problems. Dirt, oils, and even makeup can build up in your pores, leaving you susceptible to skin problems. Your skin needs to breathe at night so it can rejuvenate its cell production. No matter how tired you are, give your face a good cleansing before you head to bed. Follow it up with a nighttime moisturizer. For maximum benefit, wash your face in the morning and follow up with a good daytime moisturizer.

Protect Your Skin from Sun Damage

If you spend a lot of time out in the sun, your skin could pay the price later in life. First, sun exposure can leave you at risk for developing skin cancer. Second, repeated — unprotected — sun exposure increases your chances of developing wrinkles as you reach midlife. Protect your skin from sun damage by applying sun protection before you head outside. The best way to do that is with a moisturizer that has built-in UV protection. You should also wear a hat whenever you're going to be exposed to the sun for prolonged periods of time.

Avoid Tobacco Use

If you smoke, you're setting yourself up for health and skin problems later.  Cigarette smoking causes serious health problems, but it also damages your skin. First, it leaves a dull, yellowish residue on your skin, which clogs your pores. Second, prolonged cigarette use causes wrinkles as you age. Protect your health and your skin by starting a smoking cessation program now.

Reduce Your Caffeine Intake

If you're an avid caffeine-drinker, now's a good time to cut back. Your skin needs plenty of hydration to keep it looking young and fresh. Unfortunately, that caffeine you're drinking — coffee or soda — causes dehydration. While you're enjoying your beverage, your skin is being deprived of the hydration it needs to stay looking young and healthy.

If you want your skin to look young and beautiful when you're older, use the tips provided here to protect your skin while you're young. It's also important that you visit a dermatologist near you. They can help you develop a regimen or even go through skin rejuvenation treatments.


28 February 2017

Never Ignore an Unusual Skin Change

When I was a teenager, I loved sunbathing to keep a golden tan. My family had no history of skin cancer, so I thought my skin was "invincible" to sun damage. Years later, as an adult, I noticed an unusual patch of skin on my arm. I had no idea what it was, but thankfully, I made an appointment with my GP to get it checked out. She referred me to a dermatologist who diagnosed me with very early stage skin cancer that could be treatable with a simple cream. I was very lucky that the cream worked, but if I had waited to visit the dermatologist until my skin cancer was more advanced, I would have had to have surgery to remove it. I decided to start a blog to share my story and post tips about skin health. Please come back often and learn more about skin!