Thursday, November 25

Your Skin Can Still Look Great After 40

63/365: Anti-AgingImage by bloody marty mix via FlickrIs there a way that we can avoid wrinkles, lines, dry skin, and other problems from making our skin look as old as we are? Back in the good old days, we spent endless hours on the beach, tanning our skin to our heart's content, and feeling that our young and soft skin would never grow old.

Now, some of us over 40 are paying dearly with skin that's turning to leather before our very eyes. How can we keep our skin glowing and look younger despite the dreaded specter of middle age?

We need to know that there are two types of aging that affects our skin: intrinsic (genes) and extrinsic (external reasons, such as exposure to the sun's rays). While some deterioration of the skin goes along with the aging process, there are ways we can lessen its effects.

Try cutting down on facial expressions and grimaces. You could easily develop deep lines underneath your eyes and mouth by making repetitive facial expressions like frowns, smiles, or by raising your brows.

Choose the right sleeping position. It may be a habit for most of us to either sleep sideways with our cheek against the pillow or face-down pressed against the pillow. This could lead to sleep lines forming in your chin and cheeks. Sleeping on your back, on the other hand, would minimize the effects of sleep lines on your face.

If you smoke, then quit. We all know about smoking's health risks, but it can also be detrimental to your skin's youthful appearance, making it feel leathery and look yellowish. If you quit smoking you can kill two birds with one stone ? enjoy better overall health and say goodbye to the yellowish tint and wrinkles.

Wear sunscreen. Yes, you can use sunscreen on a regular basis, and in fact, use it every day. The best sunscreen to use should be at least 15 SPF, with a broad spectrum, or UVA/UVB protector.

There are several medical processes you can undergo to combat intrinsic aging, and these include botulinum (more popularly known as Botox), chemical peeling, injections, and dermabrasion.

No need to get a full and complete face lift. This is tampering with nature, and furthermore, radio frequency and other newer treatments are rising in popularity.

These are all tried and tested tips but this shouldn't stop you from seeking expert advice from a dermatologist. Depending on your type of skin, your dermatologist would be able to advice you of the best medication or medical procedure to go for.

Author bio:

Writer Gary Parks covers news in the insurance industry. It is imperative for property insurance carriers and contractors to become proficient with Xactimate. Get insurance adjuster training from certified trainers. Look for xactimate training that covers all aspects of the software. Whether you are a beginner or you simply need to improve your proficiency, insurance adjuster training will give you an edge in this market.
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