Your skin is the largest organ of your body, and as such, it makes sense that part of your dedication to a healthy mind and body is to take care of your skin.
People of a certain age will know that, as you get older, knees start to become slightly less sturdy, there is more of an interest in getting an early night than staying out dancing to all hours, and their skin shows a few more wrinkles, creases, and folds than it did before.
So, with that being said, continue reading to learn some important pointers on how to take care of your skin as you age.
Your Morning Skincare Routine
Mature skin, especially in more sensitive areas of the body, such as the face and neck, tends to lose some of the elasticity it once had, which is why developing and, more importantly, sticking to a morning skincare routine is essential.
Even if it means getting out of bed half an hour earlier in the morning, even a basic and simple routine can make such a huge difference to both the appearance and quality of the skin on your face.
Invest in a gentle and nourishing cleanser to clean your skin before patting your skin dry with a towel and applying a liquid toner, being careful around your eyes. The toner will restore the natural PH levels of your face, and after rubbing some vitamin A retinol cream into your cheeks and jawline, you are then ready to go.
It is incredibly important to remember that it does not have to be boiling hot outside for the sun to be doing damage, with its UV rays, to your skin and not just on your face but across your entire body.
One of the most serious illnesses that can be triggered by the harmful effects of the sun is skin cancer, and although there are various treatment options to remove the cancerous part of the skin, such as Xenograft services, skin cancer still results in fatalities for some.
Other harmful effects from the sun can include:
- Heatstroke – Dizziness, Muscle Cramps, Nausea & Loss of Consciousness
- Dehydration – Dry Mouth, Fainting, Heart Palpitations & Confusion
- Hives – Itching & Inflamed Large Welts
- Second-Degree Burns
- Long-Term Skin Damage
Watch What You Eat!
Finally and perhaps most obviously of all, it has to be said that one of the best ways to take good care of your skin, as indeed the rest of your body, is to drink plenty of water each and every day and watch what you eat.
Make sure you start to incorporate portions of oily and fatty fish, such as mackerel and salmon, into your diet, which is high in Omega-3 fatty acids that keep your skin supple, thick, and moisturized. Additionally, be sure to eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, both of which are brimming with essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients, and snack on sunflower seeds and walnuts.