Did you know that your skin is actually your body’s largest organ? And yet most people don’t really know a lot about taking care of it.
But there are things you can do to help prevent wrinkles and maintain your youthful glow. Here are a few essential tips and tricks for skin care that will keep you looking radiant all year long:
1. Massage Yourself Young
If you like a back massage, you’ll LOVE what a face massage can do for you! It can help stimulate skin cells to release collagen, which helps restore the elasticity and firmness that we lose with age.
2. Wash Your Hands Before You Touch Your Face
Would you wash your face with a dirty cloth? Then why would you touch it with filthy hands? Your hands are the dirtiest part of your body, covered with billions of germs and bacteria.
Those germs are the biggest cause of skin breakouts, so don’t touch your face or apply moisturizer without washing your hands first.
3. Open Your Pores For Treatment
When you’re applying a moisturizers or serums, they don’t do much good if they can’t be absorbed into the skin. So open your pores first; use hot water to wet a face cloth, and then lay it over your face for a moment or two. Then moisturize as usual.
4. Exfoliate With A Dry Brush
Before showering in the morning, give your skin an exfoliating rub down with a dry brush. They can be purchased at most pharmacies and discount stores.
Get rid of dead skin cells helps your skin glow – plus, exfoliating will improve circulation and reduce puffiness.
5. Stay Hydrated And Moisturized!
Generally speaking, you can never moisturize too much, so reapply as much as you want. The best time is when skin is damp, so do your whole body after a shower, and apply hand lotion every time you wash your hands.
And don’t forget – the best hydration comes from inside, so make sure you’re drinking enough water.
6. Increase Your Calcium Intake
As our bodies get older, bone mass decreases – and that includes your facial bones.
Taking a calcium supplement is a great way to help maintain your facial structure. You’ll also be helping to delay osteoporosis by upping your calcium intake.
7. Take Your Vitamins!
We don’t always eat as well as we should, so a vitamin supplement is an important way to make sure that you’re getting all the nutrition necessary to keep your skin in tip-top shape.
Remember that antioxidants and Omega-3 fatty acids help keep your skin young and healthy.
8. More Than Just A Salad Ingredient…
While you may have that that putting cucumbers on puffy eyes was just an old wives’ tale, turns out that it really works!
Swollen and puffy eyes can be soothed by applying a slice of cold cucumber. In fact, check your expensive beauty products – you may find that they extracts of chemicals found in cucumbers! Save money on your face care regimen by using a couple of slices of cucumber instead.
9. Treat Your Face With Homemade Skin Care
There are many different skin care products that can be mixed up at home if you’d like to use more natural ingredients. You can use the Internet to find recipes that are appropriate for your skin.
For example, using a mask that contains avocado can help moisturize dry skin. For exfoliating, you can use sugar as a scrub, just be sure to rinse well.
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