We all want to prevent aging. Women''s magazines and the Internet bombard us with how-to and DIY articles or ads and infomercials to brainwash us towards choosing their brand. It's difficult weighing all the facts and determining which can really make a difference. To help you swift all the information presented by the various sources, below are the top and most agreed on best tips for sensitive skincare to help prevent aging.
No wonder they say to "get your beauty sleep". If you shortcut or minimize the importance of sleep, your skin will look dull. When you're tired, blood doesn't flow efficiently. With enough rest sufficient human growth hormone is produced, which helps maintain healthy collagen levels to keep your skin healthy and luminous. Sleep gives your body time to renew itself. (Fitness Magazine)
Anti-oxidant Rich Foods
Eat foods rich in anti-oxidants. Free radicals are your skin's enemy. Anti-oxidants in food fight these bad free radicals that produce toxins which damage your skin. Many foods are rich in anti-oxidants, including fruits, vegetables and even wine and chocolate. Anti-oxidants rescue cells in distress. So eat up and store these good guys and get rid of thee villainous free radicals. (Women's Health Magazine)
Massage your moisturizer on your face, instead of dabbing it on. (Glamour magazine)
Use natural sunscreen and apply makeup with SPF 15 - 30. (National Institute of Health)
At Home Facials
Give yourself an at home facial with an exfoliating scrub and facial mask. Your skin and you will feel calm and happy. (Allure Magazine)
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Have a routine skincare that works for you.
- Wash your face twice a day with warm water and soap-free gentle cleanser for sensitive skin.
- Apply moisturizer daily.
- Stop smoking. (American Academy of Dermatology)
Keep hydrated by drinking enough water. Hydration not only helps prevent aging but also provides a vast number of additional health benefits that will leave you feeling energetic and healthier.
If your skin feels dull, use a sensitive skin exfoliant weekly.
Use alcohol-free toner nightly after cleansing. Adding this into your skin routine will keep your skin fresh and pores clear.
Feeling stressed? Find a variety of ways to relax, such as:
- Take a 5 minute warm water shower.
- Take a nature walk and think about all the things you should be thankful about.
- Watch a funny movie and laugh out loud.
- Volunteer your time to help someone you know or for a homeless shelter.
- Get circulation going through your body by either exercising, such as swimming.