Thursday, May 17

Look Younger and Healthier Through Good Skin Hygiene, Balanced Nutrition, and Sufficient Fluids

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Most skin care experts will tell you that maintaining good habits in skin hygiene are vital anti-aging practices. These positive practices in overall skin hygiene covers all areas of your body from head to toe. They generally consist of the basics: deep cleansing, mild exfoliation, refining large pores, and intense moisturizing, which is the most important step. When you've been following an anti-aging regimen using nighttime creams and morning serums, you must remain consistent with the amounts of your topical treatments and observe the proper use of dermatological devices.

Whether or not you're indoors or outdoors, you should also apply generously and constantly a layer of strong sunblock lotion. This effective anti-aging skin care product must contain antioxidants like Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherols) and alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) like lactic acid or glycolic acid to help retain moisture in your skin. Additional ingredients, such as melatonin or Clairju, which prevents the absorption of melanin into the epidermis, supplement the anti-aging effect with skin whitening. In effect, your skin becomes softer and smoother in texture because moisturization retains epidermal collagen and the skin whitening process gets rid of unsightly blemishes, such as whiteheads and blackheads.


Moreover, your sunblock lotion must have a level of protection of SPF 30 or more to shield your skin from UV light absorption. The reason for lathering your skin with sunblock even indoors is because harmful UV rays sometimes penetrate porous materials used to make the roofs and flimsy walls of residential and commercial buildings. Sunlight tends to spread out in every direction once it reaches the Earth's surface. And so, some of the UV rays may pass through open windows and doors.

To delay the appearance of too many fine lines on your face, neck and chest areas in your early thirties up to mid-forties, you must also manage your water intake and your daily diet. Nutritionists and other health professionals recommend that individuals with an active lifestyle should drink about three liters of fluids each day to keep the body's cells hydrated. Apart from controlling the number of calories you eat, you must also plan your daily diet and make sure your body absorbs the right nutrients at the right amounts. More than the vitamins and minerals your body needs, your regular dietary requirements also include antioxidants (Vitamins C and A), amino acids (tyrosine and lysine), and essential fatty acids (Omega-3 and Omega-6).
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