Let’s be honest about it. For us ladies, aging skin is one of our biggest fears. The idea of waking up one day, looking in the mirror and no longer recognizing ourselves is a frightening prospect. Of course, we know that we can’t keep our skin looking young indefinitely. However, with the right skin care, we can slow down the aging process.

The problem is that with so much differing advice for younger looking skin, it can be hard to know what is fact and what is fiction. Does exfoliation really help to keep skin looking young? Or is moisturizer the key to wrinkle-free skin?

It can be tricky to decipher fact from fiction when it comes to anti-aging skincare, that’s why I thought I would put together this guide. Filled with all the best tips for young, beautiful skin, hopefully, this guide will come in handy.

Rain or shine, always wear sun protection

Yes, that’s right, the sun’s UV rays aren’t just harmful on warm, sunny days, they can damage your skin whatever the weather. Many of us make the mistake of only wearing sun protection when the sun is out. If, however, you want to keep your skin looking younger for longer, you need to wear SPF protection day in, day out.

The sun’s rays not only lead to dangerous skin conditions but also can speed up the aging process. The number one cause of premature aging is sun damage. So when it comes to keeping your skin looking young, sun protection is a must. There are some fantastic moisturizers and makeup products on the market that contain SPF protection. One of the best, however, is Clinique Superdefense Triple Action Moisturizer SPF 25.

Eat lots of antioxidants and drink lots of water

Technically, this isn’t a beauty tip, but when it comes to your skin, your diet is important. Fill your diet with lots of healthy, antioxidant-rich foods, and you’ll notice a difference in your skin. To look younger for longer, eat lots of leafy greens, like kale and spinach, as well as lots of berries.

As well as eating lots of healthy fruits and veggies, it’s also important to drink at least two liters of water each day. Hydrated skin is healthy skin, if you don’t drink enough water, your skin will suffer. You might think that moisturizer is all you need for hydrated skin, but that’s not the case.

Remove dead and dry skin cells.

As our skin ages – from 25 years onwards, skin regeneration slows down. This means that it takes longer for our skin to shed dry, dead cells, and grow new ones. These old cells can make our skin look unhealthy, which is why removing them is so important.

One way of removing dead and dry skin cells at home is via exfoliation. This is an excellent way to keep skin healthy as, if you choose the right product, it can be gentle enough to use every day. Regular exfoliation will help to keep your skin looking and feeling good, as long as you use the right product, that is. Opt for an exfoliator that free of chemicals and as natural as possible. A homemade scrub, like honey and oats, can work incredibly well.

Another fantastic way to remove old skin cells is microdermabrasion. This is the process of using small, rough grains to buff away the top layer of the skin. This might seem similar to exfoliation, but according to skin experts, is better for your skin. While treatments are often performed in salons, that doesn’t have to be the case. You can buy a home microdermabrasion machine to use yourself if you prefer. To find out about more, check out all the best microdermabrasion machines for home use reviewed on Beyondtalk.net

Choose the perfect moisturizer

When it comes to keeping your skin looking young, regular moisturizing is essential. While any face cream – even those cheap hotel creams, will do something to help your skin. For skin that stays looking younger for longer, you need to be picky about what you use.

As we age, our skin stops producing collagen and elastin, the two things needed to keep our skin looking young. While our bodies no longer make these substances, many face creams contain them. To keep your skin looking young, opt for a face cream that is specially formulated for aging skin.

To ensure that your skin stays looking young for longer, all you need to do is follow the useful tips, above. What are your stay young tips?


This is an excerpt from the article How to Keep Your Skin Looking Younger which originally appeared on Erika is Little.