You shouldn't take your youthful skin for granted because we're all going to face old age at some point. The more you take care of your skin now, the later the aging will arrive, and you'll feel younger, more beautiful, and most importantly - you will be healthier! It's never too late to start with skincare, so don't let that be your excuse. Now, let's find out what can you do to take care of your skin and make it younger. These next tips aren't time consuming, and you'll be able to fit them right into your busy daily schedule.
This is a serious problem most people take quite lightly. The Sun isn't a friend of your skin, no matter how much you like to get tanned. This story about global warming doesn't have a happy ending, and you shouldn't play with your life in such a manner. So, act like an adult, wear protective clothing, don't expose your skin to sunlight in 10am - 2pm period, and make sure you apply sunscreen before you go out. Your sunscreen should have an SPF that's above 15, but I'd recommend something stronger. Also, sunscreen isn't the only product that can help you stay healthy and look youthful - all the other products you apply to your skin, including makeup, can also have an SPF, so next time you're purchasing one, you should pay attention to it.
The way you look is actually a reflection of how healthy you are, so we can be free to conclude that beauty actually comes from the inside. In order to be healthy, you need to eat healthy. Most people simply say that cooking is too time consuming and that it isn't possible to fit that too into your busy day, but this isn't true. There are more and more books and TV shows that talk about recipes which are easy to make, so you won't need any cooking skills whatsoever. Also, I'm sure you'll be able to find something you like to eat, so you'll be happy and healthy at the same time!
Quit Bad Habits
Alcohol usage and smoking are your sworn enemy in this fight for youthful skin. Everyone with a bad habit usually tells the same story - that they know someone who's smoking for their whole life and that there's nothing wrong with the way they look. The chances of that happening to you too are practically non-existent, and you should know that those people are extremely lucky to be alive, let alone look nice. Find a way to quit your quiet killer - search for help, read some books, or find a good reason that will keep you going - and trust me, you'll be happier, healthier and more beautiful than ever!
The time to really take care of your skin is bath time. You should know that not all soaps are good for you, so try to avoid strong ones. When you find the one that makes you feel good - stick to it. Also, don't allow yourself to stay in the shower for a long time because hot water isn't that good for you - it removes natural oils from your skin. Try to find the time to let your skin dry naturally because towels tend to take too much moisture. Also, you should only subject yourself to treatments and procedures done by experienced professionals, and make sure you do your research thoroughly, so you know exactly what your skin needs.
Don't believe everything you hear
We all tend to adopt all sorts of beautifying tips and tricks from people around us, but that can turn out to be pretty unfortunate if you are not careful. For example, a lot of people believe that indoor tanning is safer than outdoor tanning because you're exposed to a controlled dose of UV rays. This is not true - tanning lamps contain a high dose of radiation, so those indoor tanners actually bring a higher risk of getting skin cancer. This myth is similarly ridiculous to the one that says you can't get sunburnt if it's cloudy outside - everyone who ever tried this knows better now! So, be very picky about the tips you end up using, and make sure to see if that new treatment is good for you.
The only problem here is getting started - once you do, you'll enjoy taking care of your skin! Find enough time to do something nice for your body every day, and be sure it will pay you back.