Posted by Michelle Douglas on 2/10/2014 to
As women age, it is common for the skin on their faces to begin to lose elasticity, which can result in fine lines, wrinkles, and even saggy-looking skin. While you may not feel your age, your face may tell a different tale if you haven’t taken good care of it over the years. Following these tips can help to replenish your skin and can sometimes even reverse some of the damage that you may have caused over your lifetime.
Medical professionals seem to keep repeating this one over and over, and for good reason. Protecting your skin from harmful UV rays can help reduce the aging that your skin may experience. The rays from the sun can increase your risk of skin cancer and even speed up the breakdown of elastin, causing you to wrinkle earlier. Commit to wearing sunscreen every day to maintain the appearance of your face.
When life gets busy, it can be easy to let some of the most basic hygiene practices slip. Washing your face every night before bed is an essential step towards keeping your skin looking its best. Removing the dirt and bacteria that builds up on your face throughout the day is important because it can help you maintain that healthy glow that everyone is after.
Get Enough Sleep
When you go to bed late and get up early, it’s not just your body that is tired. Not getting enough sleep each night can also make the skin on your face look tired, since you will likely have dark circles or bags under your eyes. A good night’s sleep can improve circulation, increasing the blood flow to your face. Here are some ways to ensure a full night of rest:
- Follow the same routine each night.
- Take a warm bath.
- Don't eat right before bed.
- Make sure your bedroom is dark, cool, and quiet.
Having healthy looking skin can be as simple as taking care of yourself, so be sure not to neglect the basics.