You can have gorgeous skin after 40. There are some tried-and-tested methods of keeping skin looking young. But there are some lesser-known tips that will support your efforts to keep your skin glowing.
Avoid the Sun
The damaging UV rays of the sun are your worst enemies when it comes to keeping skin looking young and healthy. If you do nothing else, protecting yourself from the aging effects of the sun will go a long way to keeping your skin supple and wrinkle-free. First, try to limit your time in the sun. But if you must soak up the sun, make sure sunscreen and a hat are part of your ensemble.
The Air Inside
Your home is your castle, and it’s one place you can go to keep away from the sun. Thinking about the time spent at work and at home, most of us probably spend a lot of our time indoors. That means that you must pay as much attention to the air inside as you do to the sun outside. Proper ventilation will go a long way to keeping your indoor air clean and healthy. We spend so much time indoors, you can’t forget to make sure the air inside is supportive of your beauty routine.
Moisturize Every Day
Moisturized skin is healthy skin, and applying moisturizer is every day is essential, especially if you live in a dry climate. As you get older, this only becomes truer and truer. Older skin can lose elasticity, making you look tired. Use a quality moisturizer on your face and body regularly for a healthy glow. It will combat the drying and loosening of skin that happens as you age. And skin that is well-moisturized not only looks better but also feels better.
If you are what you eat, you definitely don’t want your skin to remind anyone of greasy junk food, excess sugar, or over-processed anything. Eating a balanced diet is good for the rest of your body, and your skin is no different. The difference is that your skin will show the world the signs of a bad — or good — diet. A diet rich in dark green vegetables and lean protein will keep your skin glowing.
Get Some Sleep
Sleep deprivation takes a toll on your mind and body, and also on your skin. Sure, sleepless nights can give you puffy eyes, but there’s more to it than that. While you’re sleeping, your body is actually doing the important work of balancing your body’s moisture levels and producing essential hormones. The disruption of that moisture balance is what causes your eyes to get puffy and droopy. The body also produces growth hormones during sleep that turn your body into a repair shop for damaged (and aging) cells.
Thankfully, the things you already do to stay healthy like eating right and getting your beauty rest go a long way to keep you fresh-faced. But paying attention to your moisturizing routine and the air inside will give your skin a boost.
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