Think you need a lot of expensive creams and skin treatments to keep wrinkles at bay? Then think again. There is much you can do to combat wrinkles and keep your skin looking like a million bucks. And it doesn’t have to cost a fortune, either.
Here are some common-sense tips for beautiful skin:
1. Moisturizer with sunscreen
Every day, wear a moisturizer with sunscreen of at least 30 SPF. Repeat: every day, no matter what. Apply it again at midday, especially if you’re going out in the sun. Even if you think you’re indoors all day and not getting any sun exposure, you are. Especially if you do a lot of driving — you are picking up UV rays through your car windows.
2. Neck and chest as well as face
Apply the moisturizer/sunscreen on your neck and chest as well as your face. The delicate skin in these areas is more easily damaged than your facial skin.
3. Stay out of the sun
Stay out of the sun as much as possible. If you are in the sun, wear a hat and a stronger sunscreen, 45 SPF or above. And never go to a tanning salon.
4. Quit smoking
If you smoke, quit. Smoking sucks oxygen and nutrients out of your skin, making it sag and wrinkle prematurely. Once skin is damaged by smoking, it can’t be repaired.
5. Overall health impact face
What’s good for your overall health will be reflected in your face. Drink adequate amounts of water, since hydration plumps up the skin and smooths out wrinkles. Don’t drink to excess or use drugs. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, and get some exercise.
6. Ask dermatologist
Your dermatologist can recommend treatments, such as is intense pulsed light (IPL) photofacials, that can improve the appearance of fine lines, stimulate collagen production, and eliminate brown spots caused by sun damage.
7. Anti-aging lotions
Anti-aging lotions and creams don’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Since there are so many on the market, shop around until you find an inexpensive one that works well.
Follow these simple tips to combat wrinkles, and your skin will keep beauty longer.