If you are looking for an effective anti aging skin care guide that is easy to do everyday, the tips in this article will have you well on your way to the smooth healthy skin you desire. No need to slather sloppy potions or masks on your face to get dramatic results. These tips are simple things that you can do to help you get and maintain healthy younger looking skin for many years to come.
Tip #1 – Consume Healthy Fats
Healthy fats include oils from nuts and seeds, fish (such as mackerel, tuna and salmon), and avocadoes. Avoid low fat diets if possible because they can work against you by depriving you of the much needed healthy fats your body needs to prevent dry itchy skin, particularly during the winter. However, if you must limit your fat consumption, take a tablespoon of flaxseed oil daily, which can be found in some grocery stores in the health food aisle, and at health food stores. Instead of flaxseed you can take 1000mg to 2000mg of omega-3 and omega-6 EFAs (essential fatty acids) per day. In additon, vitamin B, or biotin, can relieve extremely dry skin. It normalizes your skin’s natural oils. Start at 1000mcg – 3000 mcg to start, and reduce to 100 to 500 mcg once your skin has normalized to maintain it.
Tip #2 – Keep Pillowcases and Towels Clean
Another thing people are often unaware of is the tremendous amount of dirt and oil buildup that accumulates from the skin and hair. Whatever comes in contact with your face should be fresh and clean.
Tip #3 – Don’t Leave Home Without Your Sunglasses and Sunscreen
You can prevent wrinkles and age spots by always making sure to use these two items. A big hat that shields your skin from the sun is a good idea also.
Tip #4 – A Colon Cleanse is in Order
It stands to reason that a clean intestinal track not only benefits your skin but your health in general. An all natural colon cleanse is vital. Also, you should eat plenty of fiber such as whole grain brown rice, quinoa, and wild rice. Round it off with fresh fruits, such as strawberries, blueberries, figs, etc., and raw fresh vegetables, nuts and beans. You will feel better much better and lighter, and your skin will feel and look great.
Tip #5 – Drink Plenty of Purified Water
You probably already know that drinking plenty of water, specifically, purified water is essential for optimum skin health. If you prefer, you can flavor your water with a sugar free additive. Make sure you drink a minimum of six glasses a day. Your skin will thank you for it.
Tip #6 – Wash Your Face But Don’t Overdo It
In order to maintain a natural balance in your skin, it’s imperative that you wash your face only twice a day. Why? Washing more than twice a day can dry your skin and can actually cause breakouts. What you are aiming for is a healthy oil and moisture balance in your skin. Don’t allow yourself to become dehydrated (see Tip 5). After you wash you face, follow with a good toner and moisturizer.
Tip #7 – Get Rid of Dead Skin Cells By Exfoliating
Exfoliate your facial skin once or twice a week or when needed. You can use a slightly damp microfiber skin cloth or a loofah sponge. Using your favorite facial cleanser, scrub your face gently. Doing so will unclog pores and remove any dirt and dead skin. Your skin will glow.
Tip #8 – Avoid Sugar Like the Plague
The human body has a difficult time digesting sugar, so cutting down significantly is a wise move. Sugar can cause acne and rashes, even in older adults, and will impede your efforts to attain smoother, clearer skin. Cut back on foods (except fresh fruits) that contain sugar, including soft drinks.
Tip #9 – Invest in a $25 Shower Filter
Investing in a good shower filter is extremely beneficial as part of your anti aging skin care treatment routine. Amongst the many pollutants that a shower filter can remove are dirt, pathogens, and copper. Did you know that that if you take a shower for ten minutes that it is the same as drinking 8 glasses of tap water? And since you don’t want to drink tap water, (see tip 5) a shower filter is essential. Why wash your hair and skin in toxic water that will only dry out your hair and age your skin?
Tip #10 – Hands Off (Your Face, That Is)
Although this is an obvious no no, many people are unaware of how much they actually touch their faces during the day with dirty hands. Doing so makes you face prone to rashes and acne when you touch or scratch your face. During the day, be aware of and avoid doing so. It really does make a difference.
So there you have it. These anti aging skin care guide tips will greatly benefit you in attaining and maintaining healthy beautiful skin. They are not difficult to implement, and will enhance your overall anti aging skin care treatment routine.