There is nothing a person can do to prevent or reverse the aging process entirely but certainly we can minimize the appearance of aging with an effective skin care regimen. Please follow our tips for daily skin care .
1) Start Taking care of your skin since youth.
2) Drink water. Lots of it.
3) Protect yourself from the sun.
A lifetime of sun exposure can cause wrinkles, age spots and other skin problems — as well as increase the risk of skin cancer.
Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30.When you’re outdoors, reapply sunscreen every two hours — or more often if you’re swimming or perspiring.
Use shade. Avoid the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., as the sun’s rays are strongest.
4) Treat your skin gently
Avoid long bath time. Hot water and long showers or baths remove natural oils from your skin. Limit your bath or shower time, and use warm rather than hot water.Wash your face at the sink, rather than in the shower, so you can use lukewarm or cold water.
Too much washing can age your skin. Do it no more than twice daily, though an extra wash pre- or post-workout is okay.
Avoid strong soaps. Strong soaps and detergents can strip oil from your skin. Instead, choose mild cleansers. Use cleansers with calming ingredients, like green tea, that will soothe sensitive skin. And if you have oily, acne-prone skin, use a face wash with salicylic acid.
Use of an exfoliator can enhance the texture and tone of your skin. “As we get older, our own enzymes that normally exfoliate our skin are no longer as effective so complexions can look rough and dull,” .Exfoliating at night is better, as the skin is in “renewal mode,” generating new skin cells during night hours. But remember that exfoliating more than twice a week can damage your skin.
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.
When applying facial moisturizer, be sure to circle pat upwards. Never pull down on your skin.When applying moisturizer, bring it down to your breasts. You have to cover your entire neck & parts of breasts that are outside of bra.
5) Skin care before sleeping can help to reduce wrinkles.
Go to sleep with a clean face. Wash your face with soap, apply toner and then go to bed. Don’t add night cream unless you absolutely need it. Your skin needs to breathe.
6) 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. A diet rich in vitamin C and low in unhealthy fats and processed or refined carbohydrates might promote younger looking skin.
7) Don’t smoke
Smoking makes your skin look older and contributes to wrinkles. It depletes the skin of oxygen and nutrients that are important to skin health. Smoking also damages collagen and elastin — the fibers that give your skin its strength and elasticity. In addition, the repetitive facial expressions you make when smoking such as pursing your lips when inhaling and squinting your eyes to keep out smoke can contribute to wrinkles. Stopping of Smoking will prevent further skin wrinkles & premature aging.
8) 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.
9)Skin Care at Every Age & for every season
Healthy skin and good skin care habits begin in childhood and can help in the development of self-confidence and positive self-esteem.
The commonest skin problem is acne.Severe cases can cause major physical and emotional scarring. Many treatment options now available to treat acne scarring.
11)Ages 20 to 29
The first few signs of aging can begin to appear in this decade. This is also the time to think about wrinkle prevention!
12)Ages 30 to 39
Damage due to sun exposure, a few bulges around the belly or thighs, some lines on the forehead or around the eyes and mouth. At this stage, however, a prompt response to any skin change will almost always lead to a successful outcome.
13)Ages 40 to 54
It is said that life begins at 40. Also,the signs of aging really begin at 40! Aggressive responses to sun-damaged skin and aesthetic blemishes can keep your face and body looking as healthy and young as you feel on the inside.
14)Ages 55 years onwards
Reaching age 55 usually means decades of good, healthy living ahead of you. Diet, exercise and annual check-ups can help take care of you on the inside, and your Plastic surgeon can help take care of you on the outside.