How to Keep Youthful and Have Healthy Skin
Your skin is one of the main things that can give your age away. Wrinkles, age spots and sun damage can all be obvious signs of age, and skin that has not been cared for or protected. Good skin care is vital, even as a child. All it takes is one major sunburn as a child to greatly increase your risk for skin cancer. Not only is skin cancer disfiguring, it can also easily spread to other areas and organs and quickly become deadly.
Sunscreen is the first beauty product that females must use. From infancy and up until old age, sunscreen is a key ingredient to keep your skin looking its best. This means that sunscreen should be used on a daily basis if you live in sunny climates. You should also use greater strengths of sunscreen protection when you are at places like the beach or in the pool since the water will reflect the rays to a greater extent.
Many people object to using sunscreen because they feel it is oily or will clog their pores. But many sunscreens are now based without skin clogging oils and can be easily spayed on your body with a fine mist. There are also many sunscreens that are available that are waterproof and do not have to be applied so frequently. One unique sunscreen comes in a blue color so that you can ensure that all areas of the body are covered and then the sunscreen turns clear without staining.
Possibly the most useful way to get your daily sunscreen application is in your makeup. Many makeup companies now see the value of adding sunscreen to their foundation and base products so that applying them is a breeze. They can even be applied to your decolletage which is an especially vulnerable area that is susceptible to sun damage. Too many overlook their decolletage until the damage is done. Then the contrast between the face at the face and decolletage creates a very disconcerting look.
Sunscreen just isn’t enough to keep you skin at it’s best. You should start moisturizing your skin at an early age to keep your skin hydrated and nourished. This will prevent wrinkles and leave your skin feeling baby soft. Don’t forget to moisturize areas that may not bee seen such as the soles of your feet and your upper thighs and lower back.
Exfoliating your skin on a regular basis is a great way to keep it looking baby fresh and smooth. Exfoliation will remove that dull layer of dead skin cells that builds up, and will allow your softer skin shine through. It will also make your skin feel incredibly smooth and touchable. Exfoliating areas such as your thighs, abdomen and buttocks will also help minimize the appearance of cellulite.
The key to having youthful skin for life is to begin with skin care as early as possible. By learning the right habits and incorporating them in your daily routine, you will have skin that will be a source pf great pride.