Follow A Simple Anti Aging Skin Care Guide
In order to be effective, an anti aging skin care guide should be very easy to follow. Let's face it; people generally don't stick to following detailed do's and don'ts and, therefore, anti aging skin care treatment directions should be simple and straightforward.
In this article, I will first give a short list of tips which will help you to keep your skin stay youthful looking, and then I will give you a little bit of advice regarding your selection of skin care products.
First, let's start with the tips:
Tip # 1: Drink plenty of water , at least 8 glasses a day. As you probably know, 70% of our body consists of water, so, maintaining that level of hydration is crucial to the health of our skin, being the largest organ of our body.
Tip # 2: Stay out of the sun, especially between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. This is the time when the sun's UV rays (which are the most harmful for your skin) reach their strongest peak. Don't be fooled by cloudy skies, because UV radiation can pass through the clouds, as it can pass through water as well. So, don't assume you are safe if you are in the water and feeling cool.
Tip # 3: If you can't avoid sun exposure, use sunscreen, but don't overdo it. Sunscreen lotions are rated according to the Sun Protection Factor (SPF), ranging from 2 to 30 or higher. The higher the number, the longer the protection from the sun. A lotion with an SPF 15 or higher, is considered to offer adequate protection. However, sunscreens contain chemicals harmful for your skin, so be warned that long term use of sunscreens might ultimately do more harm than good. So, my advice is to use sunscreens sparingly and only if you can't avoid exposure to the sun.
Tip # 4: Always wear protective clothing. When exposed to the sun rays, always make sure you wear a hat with a wide brim which shades your neck, ears, eyes and head. In addition, wear sunglasses which block 99 to 100% of UV rays.
Tip # 5: Avoid artificial tanning. Stay away from sunlamps and tanning beds, as well as tanning pills and tanning makeup. You probably don't know this, so be aware that tanning pills have a color additive that turns your skin orange after you take them. This color additive may be harmful. Also, be aware that tanning makeup products are not sunscreen lotions and therefore will not protect your skin from the sun.
Tip # 6: An anti aging skin care guide would not be complete, if I didn't mention the importance of diet. You see, a lot of damage to the skin is caused by the so called free radicals, which, in simple terms, are large molecules which damage cells in our body, including skin cells. A diet rich in dark green, leafy, vegetables such as spinach and broccoli will counteract the damage caused by these free radicals.
In addition to adhering to the above tips, your anti aging skin care treatment should be complemented with the use of a high quality skin product. In general, there are two basic criteria that a skin care product should fulfil, in order to be qualified as high quality:
First, it should contain ingredients which stimulate the generation of collagen and elastin. These are proteins which are responsible for our skin looking young and firm. When we get older, these proteins get gradually depleted and so our skin begins to sag and form wrinkles. Ingredients such as Cynergy TK found in high quality skin care products have scientifically been proven to reverse the process of depletion of these proteins.
Second, a high quality skin care product should contain ingredients with antioxidant properties, such as Nano-Lipobelle H-EQ10. As mentioned in one of the tips of the anti aging skin care guide, free radicals are responsible for a lot of the damage afflicted on our skin cells. Antioxidant ingredients inhibit the activity of these free radicals, thus improving the tone and texture of our skin.
In conclusion, these are a few guidelines on which to base your anti aging skin care treatment. If you are interested in learning more about what to look for when choosing a skin care product, please visit my website.