One, Two, Three to Healthy Glowing Skin November 01 2015, 0 Comments
What Causes Wrinkles
The thought of turning back the clock is appealing when we think of preserving a youthful appearance. If only we could keep our healthy skin, hair and body shape while we carry forward the wisdom we have discovered through the years. Well, with today’s anti-aging consciousness, laboratory studies and the right products we can design a skin care routine that will not only prevent or stall our skin from aging, but will also repair and restore damage already done.
Wrinkles are caused by a few factors. Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN cites four main factors to aging skin. As we age, the natural oils that keep our skin looking healthy and young begin to decrease. The absence of these natural oils makes the skin appear drier while the fat in deeper layers of the skin begins to diminish leaving the look of sagging skin and pronounced lines. Repeated exposure to ultraviolet rays also breaks down the collagen which gives our skin its elasticity making it less strong and flexible. This loss of collagen causes repeated facial expressions to leave their mark as smile lines, frown lines and squinting begin to form deep grooves beneath the skin. Without its youthful bounce, the skin above forms to the grooves and creates wrinkles. And finally, the most avoidable cause of aging skin is smoking which robs the skin of oxygen and accelerates the aging process far sooner in those who smoke than those who do not.
Rejuvenate Your Skin With Exfoliation
Despite the above factors that are unavoidable, there are a few things we can incorporate into our weekly or daily routines to help prevent wrinkles.
Wash your face daily. Exfoliate twice weekly. Our skin sheds 30,000 to 40,000 cells every minute. This is incomprehensible, but most of the dust in your house is dead skin cells. Without exfoliation these dead skin cells clog our pores rapidly leaving our skin dull, dry looking and unable to breath. Exfoliate twice weekly and you will see the glow return with a more youthful appearance.
While there are many products to purchase or formulas you can make at home to assist in exfoliation, problematic skin should avoid products with oils. Those who suffer from acne can benefit from keeping the skin extra clean but most acne sufferers have oily skin and adding to it can prevent the acne from healing. If you follow this regular routine you will see less pronounced wrinkles, a brighter complexion and your pores minimized.
Toner: It's For Beautiful Skin
Using toner is an essential step in keeping your skin cleansed but it also helps to exfoliate. Toner does a deep cleaning of the pores on the skin which helps prevent break outs and restores a healthy glow to your face. Dermatologists suggest the use of toner as a way to shrink pores. For those with oily skin toner is especially helpful in removing dirt and grime and should be used twice daily.
Because our skin is acidic using soap on your face alone actually disturbs the PH balance. But by using toner right after you quickly restore it to a healthy balance.
Now that your skin is clean keep it moisturized inside and out. Drink plenty of water to rid your body of toxins and keep your skin plump while you use a good moisturizer during the day with sun protection to prevent exposure to ultra violet rays.
Don't Go To Bed Without It
Although it is tempting to just skip your night time routine of cleansing and moisturizing, it is crucial. New skin production occurs between 10pm and 2am every single night. Night cream is specially formulated with anti oxidants to protect and nourish your skin during this process.
With the vast selection of products on the market there are a few standards to maintain when it comes to choosing the right ones for your skin. Be a label reader. Anti oxidants, or vitamin enriched skin care products, are key ingredients to look for when choosing the best skin, body and hair care products. Anti-oxidants protect against free radicals which break down your skin structure. Treat your skin to organic products with the most natural ingredients.
For the healthiest looking skin become religious about these routines. Choose moisturizers and products that are suited to your skin type. Daily, first cleanse, use toner, and moisturize with eye cream, face cream, night cream and then, exfoliate twice weekly. Be good to your skin. Give yourself the treatment your skin deserves!