The Importance of Anti-Aging Skincare
As we continue through life, our skin ages with us. How your skin ages, however, depends on a variety of factors such as genetics, the environment or sun, gravity, your habits, and more.
All of these factors and more can affect the amount of wrinkles, liver spots, discoloration, sun damage, and whatever else your skin might have to deal with later on in life.
Thankfully, there are some skincare treatments you can do to fight the aging process and protect your skin overall.
Always Use Sunblock
Sunlight is nice, however, its ultraviolet (UV) rays over time can damage your skin’s elasticity. Causing it to start stretching and sagging as you grow older.
And if you’ve been exposed too long under the sun, the damage to your skin can grow even more severe. When you are older, you could get bruises and tears more easily, as well as raise the risk of skin cancer.
So wherever you go, no matter the weather, always make sure to have some sunblock on you. It can help protect your skin from UV rays, keeping your skin smooth and healthy.
When Dry, Moisturize
Although everyone can get dry skin from time to time, it’s actually more common among older adults. When you’re older, your skin cells start to reproduce slower, producing less oil, and causing your skin to be more dry than other people with younger skin.
Dry skin of course can be very itchy, causing a lot of people to pick or scratch at themselves. Increasing the chances of getting skin infections or worse. Even if people don’t pick or scratch, their dry skin can still become cracked, which can be very painful to deal with.
By moisturizing, you’re helping your skin retain moisture. Where younger cells rise to the surface and repair your skin, protecting it from any possible damage or problems like blemishes or acne that may appear on your skin.
Besides moisturizing, It’s also important to remember to drink plenty of water as another way to hydrate your skin.
Vitamin C & E
We all know it’s important to take our vitamins in general, but did you know that vitamin c & e can help with aging skin?
As we grow older, our skin can start to stretch and sag due to losing its elasticity. Now the two vitamins can’t completely reverse your aging, but they can at least help slow down the process.
Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant, protecting and strengthening your skin from free radicals. It especially works hard to fight against free radical damage caused by environmental aggressors, while also making sure to protect your skin from possible sun damage.
Not only does vitamin C act like a superhero to protect your skin, but it also works to reduce the number of fine lines and wrinkles you get when your older, as well as brighten and minimize discoloration for your skin overall.
Vitamin E also acts as an antioxidant, working hard to protect your skin from harmful free radicals. However, it also can help prevent dehydration and reduce the redness and puffiness of your face.
Tanning under the sun can be all well and good, but doing so can give you excess melanin that can give you dark or discolored patches of skin when you’re old, also known as liver or age spots. Thankfully, vitamin E, along with a bit of vitamin C and other beneficial compounds, can help boost your collagen production. Which will help your skin cells replace old cells much faster, lightening the age spots as well as making your skin more firm overall.
Take the time to help your skin now with anti-aging skincare. Your skin will thank you later.