Most of us know that our skincare regime should vary based on the season, but it is also important to know that the requirements of our skin change as we grow older. Just when we think we have finally got our skincare regime right, the requirements may change as we reach our late thirties and early forties. As we grow older, our skin changes and starts thinning and wrinkling. Older skin also takes longer to recover from stress or damage, so anti-aging smart tips are essential to care for your skin and ensure a glow:
Prevent damage and stress
Since your skin is less likely to bounce back easily from stress and damage, it is better to prevent it. So, keep your skin protected from chemicals in skincare products as well as pollution. It is best to avoid exposure to the midday sun, so protect yourself with clothing and sunscreen when venturing outdoors. It is good to rethink any plans for tanning as the sun will only serve to accelerate the aging process of the skin. Additionally, harsh skin products that your skin tolerated well earlier might start causing irritation and skin health issues, so choose your skincare products wisely. Avoid taking baths and showers that are too hot and too long as they tend to dry out the skin, and use plenty of moisturizer after a bath to lock in the skin’s moisture. If you use indoor heating, get a humidifier to help keep the indoor air from drying out your skin.
Adopt a healthy lifestyle
As we age, our bodies and skin become less forgiving of habits like smoking, eating unhealthy food, not drinking enough water, not sleeping enough or following a disruptive sleeping pattern, and leading sedentary lives. So, one of the most important smart tips for glowing skin care is to follow a healthy lifestyle and take care of your overall health as well.
Besides, the skin is a mirror for your overall health and any underlying health problems can also affect skin health and rob your skin of its glow, so get them treated.
Switch to appropriate skincare products
As we age, the skin tends to become drier and needs more moisturizing and care than it did earlier. If your regular skin products gradually seem to be inefficient, it is wise to start using products designed for more mature skin. Also, do not neglect your neck and upper chest area when applying any product. As older skin tends to be more sensitive, it pays to start with only one product at a time and test it on your inner forearm for a couple of days before using it. Also, do not expect quick results; be patient as anti-aging products take time to show results.
The eye area is the first to start showing fine lines, but a cream or serum formulated especially for the eye area should keep them at bay. Being gentle when applying and removing skin products is also a smart tip for glowing skin care.