Women and men alike worry about aging skin. While there are many products that claim to get rid of wrinkles and take twenty years off of your face, your best bet is to prevent damage in the first place.
The most important aspect in keeping skin looking younger is to protect your skin from the sun. Sunscreen should be worn every day, even in the winter. Many people apply sunscreen only when going to the beach or spending the day outdoors in the summer. However, sun damage can also occur in the winter, and sunscreen should be worn — especially on the hands, neck, and face — each time you go outside. There are many good products on the market now that combine sunscreen and moisturizers and do not feel greasy.
Another step in keeping your skin looking younger is to wash it regularly and gently. Different people have different types of skin, and you need to find the facial cleanser that is right for you. If you have oily skin, you need a very different cleanser than someone with dry or sensitive skin. After washing your face, make sure you gently pat it dry instead of rubbing it. All makeup should be thoroughly removed before bed.
Moisturizing can also keep your skin looking younger. Even if you have oily skin, you can moisturize daily, as there are many good moisturizers that are not oil-based. Eating well provides essential nutrients to the body and the skin, slowing aging and keeping the skin well-balanced.
By increasing circulation, exercise helps keep skin looking younger. Exercise can also give skin a natural glow not obtained by makeup. Not smoking can help as well — smoking deprives the skin of nutrients and its proper blood supply. In addition, pursing your lips in order to smoke causes wrinkles around your mouth.
Beauty sleep is not just an old wives' tale — sleep can actually improve your skin's appearance. Getting enough sleep can help you avoid dark circles under your eyes, and reduce puffiness. These steps will not only keep your skin looking younger, but keep you in better health in general, making you feel better as well!