Keeping Aging Skin Healthy – Part Two
Treat your Skin Gently: Daily cleansing and shaving can take a toll on your skin. To treat it gently:
- Limit bath time: Hot water and long showers or baths remove oils from your skin. Limit your bath or shower time and use warm, rather than hot, water.
- Avoid strong soaps: Strong soaps and detergents can strip oil from your skin. Instead, choose mild or all natural cleansers.
- Shave carefully: To protect and lubricate your skin apply shaving cream, lotion or gel before shaving. For the closest shave use a clean, sharp razor. Shave in the direction the hair grows, not against it.
- Pat dry: After washing or bathing, gently pat or blot your skin dry with a towel so that some moisture remains on your skin.
- Moisturize dry skin: If your skin is dry, use a moisturizer that fits your skin type. For daily use consider a moisturizer that contains SPF.
Eat a Healthy Diet: A healthy diet can help you look and feel your best. Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins. Some research suggests that a diet rich in vitamin C and low in unhealthy fats and processed or refined carbohydrates might promote younger looking skin.
Manage Stress: Uncontrolled stress can make your skin more sensitive and trigger acne breakouts and other skin problems. To encourage healthy skin — and a healthy state of mind — take steps to manage your stress. Set reasonable limits, scale back your to-do list and make time to do the things you enjoy. The results might be more dramatic than you expect.
Your skin may change with age but remember, there are things you can do to help. For more information on how to keep your aging skin healthy contact Inland Aesthetic Institute at 909-344-3672 or website.