As you age, your skin undergoes many changes, such as wrinkling, sagging, and discoloration. While aging is a beautiful privilege, it is not wrong to be on a quest for younger and healthier-looking skin.
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Tips on How You Can Get Youthful, Radiant Skin
Here are some helpful tips on how you can get youthful and radiant skin.
Use gentle cleansers
Use a gentle, mild cleanser that will not strip your skin of its natural oils at least once a day. However, if you have acne and your skin is more prone to break out, look for a cleanser with specific ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid, Dr. Shereene Idriss, a New York City-based dermatologist, suggested in her YouTube video.
According to Rejuvenation Clinics of Australia, aging makes your skin less elastic due to the thinning and loosening of collagen and elastin fibers, which eventually results in wrinkles and sagging.
To slow down this process, you may exfoliate, as exfoliating your skin increases collagen and elastin production. Exfoliating can also help scrub off the dead cells, according to Healthline.
Use anti-aging serums
Include anti-aging serums in your daily skincare routine. When looking for a serum, search for these two ingredients:
- Vitamin C: This is an antioxidant that helps protect your cells against free radicals, which can lead to hyperpigmentation and skin roughness, according to the Mayo Clinic.
- Retinoids/Vitamin A: Retinoids smooth out fine lines and wrinkles by aiding your skin in producing more collagen.
Your skin dries out as you get older because it produces less sebum. To have younger-looking, healthier skin, you should incorporate a moisturizer into your routine because dehydrated skin is more prone to wrinkles.
Apply sunscreen every day
Many dermatologists will advise you to apply sunscreen on a regular basis, even on days when you are not going outside. Around 80% of the skin changes people typically associate with aging are caused by UV rays from the sun, Dr. Fayne Frey, a dermatologist and author of “The Skincare Hoax” book, told The New York Times.
For this reason, regardless of your skin care regimen, sunscreen should never leave your list.