How to Take Care of Your Skin as You Get Older

By on August 13, 2018

By Lucy Parks—

As you get older, you will notice that your skin will begin to change. This is something many people often fear, but growing old gracefully is easy and beautiful if you know how to take care of your skin properly. With a combination of knowing the causes of what can put your skin into a bad condition and also by knowing what products and remedies you can use to make it glow, you will find that you can start the journey of aging with class for years to come. In this little, handy guide, you will learn some of the essential basics of getting your skin into tip-top condition, so you can start seeing results sooner rather than later.

Everyday Helps

The first thing you can do for your skin is to work out leisurely. By enforcing such everyday habits, you can start forming to help gradually aid the health and look of your skin. To find simple ways you can aid your skin, you should start by knowing the causes. For example, taking extra precautions to protect your skin from the sun. This is because the UV rays from the sun, no matter how short a time you are exposed, will contribute to the premature aging of the skin and can often make the skin look leathery. The simple way of combatting this particular problem is to always carry sunscreen with you so you can keep topped up against the UV rays. 

Another cause of premature aging is letting sweat build up. During the summer months or directly after exercise, your face will sweat and, when this happens, your pores will be open to dirt. It is thus really important to always properly cleanse your face after excessive sweating.

Homemade Goodness

You should aim to clean your face twice a day, once in the morning and once just before bed. One indispensable part of your routine is exfoliation, however, you need to be careful not to be too harsh on your skin, as some product can have ingredients which are too coarse and can actually cause serious irritation over time. An easy way to avoid this is to find recipes for facial exfoliators you can make yourself so that you can have total control over how much you exfoliate your skin and find ingredients that work well for you. For example, if you are acne-prone, you could add in some tea tree oil.

Fresh Faced

One thing you can’t make yourself is a moisturizer, and for this part of your skin care routine, you need to choose something really good as it is the moisturizer that keeps water in the skin, allowing it to remain elastic and young. One great option is to choose an oil free moisturizer as this has added benefits. Oil is a big contributor to things like breakouts and blackheads and doesn’t have a huge effect on keeping skin supple, so by going oil-free your skin will become clearer and cleaner.

Having great skin at any age is easy if you get a great routine together.

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How to Take Care of Your Skin as You Get Older