Skin Care Tips to Delay Aging Process

The following good skin care and healthy food habits can help delay the natural aging process and prevent various skin problems.

Healthy Eating

Eat a healthy diet.Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins. Research suggests that a diet containing low fats and processed or refined carbohydrates might promote younger looking skin.

Manage stress

Uncontrolled stress can make your skin more sensitive and trigger acne breakouts and other skin problems. To encourage healthy skin — and a healthy state of mind — take steps to manage your stress. Set reasonable limits, scale back your to-do list and make time to do the things you enjoy. The results might be more dramatic than you expect.

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Protect yourself from the sun

One of the most important ways to take care of your skin is to protect it from the sun. A lifetime of sun exposure can cause wrinkles, age spots and other skin problems — as well as increase the risk of skin cancer.

Cleaning a normal skin

Don’t just use any soap you find at the sink or in the bathroom to clean your face. And don’t feel like you will need to get fancy, or costly products, either. Simply look for skin care that works for you. Apply a mild cleanser with your fingertips. Avoid scrubing your face. Rinse with enough warm water, then pat dry. Should your skin dries out or becomes oily, consider using a different cleanser.

Don’t smoke

Smoking makes your skin look older and contributes to wrinkles. Smoking narrows the tiny blood vessels in the outermost layers of skin, which decreases blood flow. This depletes the skin of oxygen and nutrients that are important to skin health. Smoking also damages collagen and elastin — the fibers that give your skin its strength and elasticity. In addition, the repetitive facial expressions you make when smoking — such as pursing your lips when inhaling and squinting your eyes to keep out smoke — can contribute to wrinkles.

    If you smoke, the best way to protect your skin is to quit. Ask your doctor for tips or treatments to help you stop smoking.