Taking good care of your skin is an important step in preventing the signs of aging. When you are in your early to mid-20’s, it is easy to dismiss the signs of aging. But when you reach your late 30s and early 40s, you will suffer the effects of the harsh elements on your skin. Make sure you know how to prevent signs of skin aging even before they happen. It will be an easier and more effective way to protect your skin.
Below are important guidelines you need to keep in mind to enjoy beautiful, youthful skin for longer:
Always use sunblock. Sun and its UV rays is most damaging to your skin; hence, it pays to give your skin sufficient amount of protection. But did you know that the sun’s UV rays can still damage your skin even when you are staying indoors. Use a sunblock with an SPF level of 30 or above on your skin for protection.
Invest in products infused with vitamin A. Scientific research has shown that vitamin A is good for your skin. You should therefore be on the lookout for this ingredient when shopping for skin care products. One example of vitamin A-enriched ingredient used on most skin care products is retinol. According to research, it naturally reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It also combats the appearance of pigments on the skin that typically comes after over-exposure to the sun’s rays.
Prevent dry skin. Your skin acts as a protective barrier for your body from harmful elements. But your skin cannot give that protection when it is inflamed and dry. It is therefore imperative that you provide optimum protection on your skin to keep it from drying. Moist and healthy skin are more effective in fighting off bacteria and various allergens that potentially harm the skin.