How to Maintain Youthful Skin

How to Maintain Youthful Skin

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Aging is inevitable. Everyone grows older, but with the proper skincare and lifestyle habits, you can look younger than your years. Here are a few tips and tricks to maintain your youthful glow even as you age:

 

Pay Attention to Ingredients

A lot of the inexpensive products you can easily find in the drugstore or supermarket contain ingredients that can cause skin problems in the long run. These are cheap ingredients that are easy to mass produce, but are not necessarily the most skin friendly. One of the best ways to prevent early signs of skin aging is by paying attention to skincare ingredients and investing in the best organic beauty products like those offered by Well Within Beauty.

 

Look for plant-based, nourishing ingredients and steer clear from harsh sulfates, drying alcohols, and added fragrance, all of which can irritate your skin and cause dullness or breakouts. Long term use of irritating or disruptive ingredients can age your skin and make you look older than you really are. Well Within Beauty’s products are made from the finest ingredients that nature has to offer, to pamper your skin and keep it looking plump and youthful.

 

Add Antioxidants 

Antioxidants protect your skin for harmful free radicals that can damage your skin cells, leading to early signs of aging. They can be found in a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, and in other plant sources such as green tea. Increase your intake of antioxidant-rich foods, and choose products like an antioxidant moisturizer to maintain your youthful glow for longer.

 

Citrus fruits, berries and dark green leafy vegetables are full of antioxidants, while skincare products that contain ingredients like green tea are packed with antioxidants that are great for your skin. Incorporate more of these into your diet and your skincare routine to maintain your skin’s youthful glow, and to protect it from external factors that can age it faster.

 

Daily Sun Protection 

The sun’s powerful rays can cause the most damage to your skin if you don’t protect it daily. Overexposure to the sun can lead to sunburn, wrinkles, dark spots, hyperpigmentation, fine lines and even skin cancer. A good sunscreen is one of the best anti aging skincare products you can invest in.

 

When buying a sunscreen, choose one with broad spectrum protection and an SPF of at least 30. In the hot summer months, choose a lightweight yet water resistant sunscreen that doesn’t give off a white cast. Be sure to apply sunscreen every day to keep your skin protected and looking youthful, even on overcast days and in winter. The sun’s rays are extremely penetrative, and can cut through clouds and glass to wreak havoc on your skin.

 

Aging is natural and not something to be afraid or ashamed of. But there’s also nothing wrong with wanting to maintain healthy, youthful skin for as long as you can, either. Follow these simple tips and practice good skincare habits consistently and patiently, and your skin will remain plump, youthful and healthy for longer, even as you grow older.

 

Amy Scalia
Publisher & CEO - Amy Scalia, a Cincinnati native, is the editor in chief and publisher of Cincy Chic. Send her an e-mail at ascalia@cincychic.com. From growing up in the cornfields of Harrison and getting a Mass Communications B.A. degree in the bubble of Oxford, to living on the NKY side of the river in Newport and then Ft. Thomas, Amy Scalia has embraced Cincinnati with her presence. Her major life accomplishments include: being a mom of two girls and a boy, a 2010 "40 Under 40" recipient from the Cincinnati Business Courier, winning the "Best New Product/Service of the Year" Award from the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce and a national Web-writing award from ASHPE in 2007, a national feature writing award from ASBPE in 2006, and running three Flying Pig Marathons.