Anti Aging and MeFriday, January 10, 2014
So Now I'm in my late 20's cough cough (can't believe I'm saying that!!!) I have decided I need to up my skincare routine. I'm not getting any younger and my skin is definitely changing. Them tell tale fine lines and crows feet are making themselves a nice little home on my face and seem to be settling in just fine. I'm trying to reassure myself its just because I'm a happy person and they are laughter lines.
I suffer from Dry skin too and this is terrible for premature aging so I am going to start taking a few extra steps to try and slow this process down.
(picture stole from google)
I have been doing a lot of reading up lately and alot of the websites I've read say aging starts in your Mid 20s so now is the time for me to try and take control of this nasty wrinkle monster trying to take me over.
My 1st change is to swap to using a Gentle Cleanser I will be choosing a creamy one for my dry skin, or if you have oily skin an oil-free, foaming one will probably be better. Wash with warm or cool water as hot water can strip away your skin's natural moisture. Also remember to pat your face dry rather than rubbing dry to avoid irritation.
Moisturiser is a very important part especially for my dry sensative skin as it protects and improves your skin. I pat it on while my skin is still damp to lock in a bit of moisture. Even if you have oily skin or breakouts, you can use a lightweight, oil-free moisturiser every day and this will benefit the ageing process.
A bit I always forget to do unless it is built into my moisturiser or Foundation is to wear a sunscreen SPF 30 or above is recommended and this is something I'm going to try and do. Winter sun can damage your skin as well as summer sun so don't skip this step in colder months.
Some other little steps Im going to do are Exercise as this will increase blood flow and also sweat impurities out of my skin and eat healthy balanced meals. As its true what they say you are what you eat.
Any one else getting to this stage of their lives where aging is now becoming a concern??
What steps are you taking to battle the wrinkle monster?