Your unhealthy life pattern could be taking a heavy toll on your body and one of the more significant impacts takes place on your skin. The natural aging process gets perked up and even before you know it, you have got wrinkles appearing all over your skin. Proper basic care in time can help you to overcome this early aging of your skin even if you do not have time to go through the intensive skin care regime. Let us look at what simple steps can help you:
1. Shield Your Skin from the Sun
Most of the signs of pre-setting of aging like wrinkles, freckles, age spots, rough or dry skin can be hugely attributed to unlimited exposure to sunlight. If things get worse, you could even invite skin cancer for yourself. Hence it is important that you protect your skin well from the harmful rays of the sun – especially by avoiding sun rays from 10 in the morning to 4 in the evening. If you need to be out in the sun during these times you could use broad spectrum sunscreen lotions every two hours and even use protective clothing that can keep you cool inside.
2. Give skin its due gentle care
Using loads of soap will not help you clean your skin without damaging it. Hence it is essential to provide it a tender cleansing by limiting your bathing time and using warm water instead of hot water. Long showers could remove all essential oils off the skin. Also avoid using any kind of burly soaps and replace them with mild cleansing lotions. Once you have finished bathing, you need to pat off all excess water gently so that you have some moisture left on your skin. You can also provide it with some excess moisturization by using a good moisturizing lotion that suits its skin type. Finally if you need to shave, use a good shaving cream, lotion or gel to help you shave off excess hair without damaging your skin in any way. Also it would benefit to shave off in the direction the hair grows and not against it.
3. Keep the puffs away
Smoking could do a lot of damage to your skin like narrowing down of the blood vessels that carry oxygen and other nutrients including Vitamin A to the outermost layer of the skin that are important for it to stay healthy. Also it brings a considerable damage to the collagen and elastin fibers that provide skin with its elasticity and strength. Even the simple actions you repeat while smoking like squinting your eyes and pursing your lips will accelerate the appearance of wrinkles on your skin. The only way to get rid of this problem is to quit smoking and you can avail the help of a doctor to help you in this regard.
4. Eat healthy and stay fit
Finally, only a good and healthy food regime like lots of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and lean proteins can help you provide your skin with all essential nutrients to keep it shining bright. A diet rich in vitamin C and low in fats and carbohydrates can help you keep looking younger for long.