Now what? Accepting aging skin isn’t always easy, especially with the growing use of social media which makes it even more difficult to accept what we see in the mirror. Are you feeling old? Tired? Does your skin show signs of aging? Chronological age can be much different than skin age.
The answer? Prevention! Prevention! Prevention!
A consistent skin care routine, starting with a good cleanser (not a harsh one) is the first step. For those people who wear make up, consider a double cleanse. Adding a moisturizer for hydration, nourishment, and antioxidants is a necessary second step. Chose a skin care line, like Illari products that include antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, and retinols. Don’t forget to use your sun protection with an SPF of at least 30 as it prevents not only skin cancer, but also a good preventative for premature aging and sun burns.
Next prevention is the use of supplements or neutraceuticals. Of course “real” food, that has a nice balance of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, and antioxidants is the best. However, sometimes due to time, busy schedule, poor eating habits, etc, we may need to supplement with not only a collagen supplement, but also supplement with Omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin A, C, D, E.
The third way to preserve your skin age is quality of sleep and stress management. We need quality sleep to repair and regenerate our body systems, including our skin, mind, and emotions. Also, find time for you. Time to relax, rejuvenate, and evaluate. Perhaps meditation is on your list. Don’t forget about hobbies, such as, exercise, both cardiovascular, as well as, weight training.
Maintaining a healthy diet is equally important to . Yes, try to eat “real” food. Drink an adequate amount of water and keeping proper hydration. Consulting a certified dietician or personally educating yourself on a balanced diet can be beneficial. Maybe, even explore wonderful cooking ideas with a friend or taking classes?