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"I’m a big believer in that if you focus on good skin care, you really won’t need a lot of make-up – Demi Moore.
Not only is your skin the largest organ in your body, but it is also the first line of defence against the harsh rays of the summer sun, the cold winter weather, air-conditioned offices and shopping malls, as well as environmental toxins and pollution. The results of a study published in 2013 in the Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology Journal found that 80% of skin aging is as a result of the harmful effects of UV as well as exposure to the sun.
Therefore, the question that begs being asked is how do you take care of your skin to prevent premature aging and damage caused by the external factors mentioned above? Here are some of the best anti-aging skin care tips to help you look after your skin:
Here are some of the best anti-aging skin care tips to help you look after your skin:
Implement a daily skin care routine
To protect and nourish your skin it is vital to implement a daily skin care regimen. Because your skin works 24/7 to protect your body, it is essential to feed, cleanse, and hydrate it twice per day. There are many products available on the market for all different types of skin. Therefore, it is a good idea to purchase a range of skin care products that suits your skin type.
Drink lots of water
Your skin, like any other organ, is made up of cells which in turn are made up of water. Therefore, water is a crucial part of a cell's ability to function optimally. If you do not drink enough water, your skin will start dehydrating causing a tight, dry, and flaky skin which is prone to wrinkling.
Additionally, your skin is the last organ to receive the water that you drink; therefore, it is important to hydrate your skin externally. This will improve its hydration as well as help to prevent wrinkles.
Peter Jaret of WebMD.com notes that “regular exercise is one of the keys to a healthy skin.” Primarily, it improves your cardiovascular system which, in turn, can pump more blood to your skin; thereby, nourishing your skin cells. In essence, blood carries nutrients and oxygen to all of the working cells in your body, including your skin cells.
Furthermore, your blood helps carry away waste products from your skin to be neutralised by your liver. Therefore, exercise gets your heart pumping faster, which in turn sends nutrients and oxygen to your skin’s cells and removes toxins and waste products from your skin’s cells. Final words
Even though it is a challenge to take time out of your busy daily schedule, it is important to take care of your skin. Not only to prevent aging, but to also prevent damage caused by the environment and the modern world that you live in.
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