Would you like to see a photograph from your future? What if you could see how your would look at 40, 50, or even 60 years old? Where would the wrinkles lie? Where would the brown spots settle in?
It's kind of a scary thought when you’re in your twenties. Yet the reality is your skin changes as you age.
But that doesn’t mean you have to settle. You don’t have to accept what’s going to happen without a fight. Because there are ways to give your skin every advantage possible. With just a few skin treatment secrets, you can give your skin the best chance to stay healthy and young-looking for decades to come.
Let's face it; we don’t want to look like we’re 20 when we hit 50. We’ve earned our wrinkles. Yet we don’t want to lose that youthful glow too early either. There’s a fine balance in how to achieve that.
Develop a skincare regimen early
Washing your face with soap and water won’t cut it. Rinsing off in the shower won’t protect you from the elements you come in contact with every day because our skin goes through a whirlwind of situations over time. Bitter cold in the winter, hot sun in the summer, sweat during a workout, dryness, even acne affect our appearance. A healthy skin regimen provides the best protection for all of this and more. And the sooner you take the reigns, the better your skin will look now and for decades to come.
Natural is better
Purchase a large order of greasy french fries, and you probably know that they aren’t the most nutritional option on the menu. You realize a selection of fruits and vegetables is better for you and will give you a more healthy supply of energy to keep running all day.
The same applies to your skin treatment. Do you really need chemicals slathered all over your face? Wouldn’t your skin react to a more natural ingredient list instead?
Always avoid dry skin
Dry skin is a problem, especially later in life. As we age, we develop a “winter itch” that stems from being in overheated indoor air. Our oil glands tend to produce less oil every year, which compounds the problem of feeling like our skin is dry and scratchy.
While this may happen gradually with age, adding to the problem by using too much soap will only worsen the situation. A good moisturizer can stop the dryness and add protection for potential problems that arise as you age.
Change your skin’s pH
A major factor in the speed of wrinkle development is your skin’s pH balance. Women whose outer layer of skin is higher in alkaline levels show more advanced signs of aging than those whose skin is more acidic. While it’s important to determine your level of pH, it’s also important to remember that soap on the face can make the skin more alkaline. A high-quality facial cleanser as part of your skin treatment ritual makes all the difference.
Take cover from the sun
Sun exposure causes irreparable damage, especially if you are prone to burn. If you haven’t been slathering on the sunscreen from an early age, there’s no better time to start than the present. The rays you stop today will prevent damage from occurring and escalating throughout your life.
Each time your unprotected skin is exposed to the sun’s UV rays, changes take place in the structure of your skin cells. The longer the exposure, the more sun damage can occur. And in some instances, damage can lead to skin cancer as well. Protection means choosing a good sunscreen to wear every day, as well as adding additional vitamins and antioxidants to your skin morning and night.
Understand your products
Have you looked at the ingredients listed on the bottle of moisturizer you are using right now? Do you understand what’s in it, and what the chemicals will do to your skin? As a part of your new skin regimen, don’t rely on marketing to influence your decision on what products to buy. Instead, spend some time reading what your facial products are made from and deciding for yourself what to use. Look for natural ingredients, things that come from nature and are good for your health. If it doesn’t make sense, question why you would ever use it on your skin for the long term.
Look for longevity
Have you ever used a product and had it disappear from the shelves a year or two later? Why does it disappear? What happened?
Yes, every market is influenced by the ups and downs of demand. But if a product is a good one, word gets out, and the demand increases. If a product is high quality and does as it was intended, people continue to use it. And recommend it. If a product stays on the market, year after year, decades at a time, you can have better assurance it will work for you.
Keep it simple
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to get a truly great product.
You don’t have to shuffle around between products every few years to keep up with your skin’s demands. If it’s a high quality product with only the best ingredients, it will work for you regardless of your age.
You don’t have to believe the latest gimmicks or be wow’d by the latest promotions. New things are always developing, but that doesn’t make them the best quality.
In most cases, simplicity wins. If you start with a great base, add the best ingredients, and stick with high standards, you’ll consistently have a great product.
Be happy with who you are
Skin changes as we age. There’s no turning back and wishing for something in the past. But, if you start with a good skin regimen from the beginning, you’re setting yourself up for the best skin possible throughout your life.
Your skin treatment doesn’t have to be difficult. You don’t have to have several bottles for every issue you experience. And you don’t have to change over time. Select the best at the beginning for a lifetime of good skin.