No matter how much you take care of your skin, it is likely to show some kind of sign of aging eventually. The point to developing an anti aging skin care regimen is to slow down the process of aging. This is because technically it is impossible to reverse aging except in a very superficial way.
In order to fight the effects of aging you need to be vigilant when it comes to managing the many factors that can contribute to a premature aging of the skin. These destructive factors include the effects of the sun, ultraviolet light in offices, wind, a lack of humidity, smoking, rapid weight loss, an unhealthy diet and neglecting to drink enough water every day.
There are quite a few anti aging skin care products on the market that can help keep your skin looking superficially better by plumping it up through hydration or polishing it through exfoliation. However true beauty comes from within which means that the best-looking skin comes from the person who is healthy both inside and out.
Developing beauty from within necessitates the development of a healthy lifestyle. A lifestyle that is healthy for the skin means drinking eight glasses of water a day, getting at least eight hours of sleep and using a quality moisturizer every day. These are three simple things you can make a part of your daily skin care regiment to bring back a healthy youthful glow to your skin.
If you skin feels dry, thin or weather beaten then you must start to take measures to protect your skin from the sun and the wind. If you must be exposed to direct sunlight be sure to wear a moisturizing sunscreen. Avoid sunscreens that contain alcohol, as applying alcohol to the skin will dry it out and age it more.
A good moisturizer can protect your skin from the wind as well as keep it hydrated. Make up can also dry out the skin and give it a thin creped appearance so always make sure that you hydrate it before you apply any type of make up. Never leave your make up on all night as that causes skin to itch, flake and dry out as well. Make removing all traces of make up at night an essential part of your anti aging skin care regimen.
If you are going to use an anti aging product choose ones that contain antioxidants such as grape seed, coenzyme Q and beta-carotene. These ingredients contain components that fight the free radicals that can cause the oxidization of skin cells and exaggerate the look of wrinkles. Antioxidants also help protect the collagen and skin and help it to remain firm and pliant.
Another tactic might be to make sure you are getting enough vitamins. Deficiency of even one of the major vitamins (A, C or any in the E group) can cause the skin to look dry and worn out. If you are not sure whether or not you are getting enough vitamins from natural sources like food, then make sure you take a vitamin-mineral supplement every day. Vitamins A, C, E and D; biotin, choline, inositol, calcium, copper, iodine, zinc, phosphorous are all essential to the look of healthy skin. You might also want to consider supplementing your diet lecithin, DNA, RNA, anti-oxidants, protein, fiber, essential fatty acids, food grade collagen and evening primrose oil. Making these all natural supplements part of your anti aging skin care regimen can help improve the look of your skin.
Stimulating the sweat glands and tiny blood vessels of the skin can also help reduce the signs of aging. Sweating toxins out in steam rooms and making sure to get at least three hours of aerobic exercise a week can go a long way towards revitalizing your skin’s appearance. The key is to stimulate the circulatory system so that your skin cells have a way of rapidly disposing of toxins and assimilating new nutrients. Steaming your skin also discourages the growth of bacteria that can contribute to other skin problems such as acne.
The overall thing to remember when it comes to anti aging skin care is that what you put into your body will show on the outside. You should eat a proper diet and healthy foods and make healthy hygienic habits (such as removing make up at night) part of your anti aging skin care regimen.