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As I get older, I am always searching for healthy skin care tips that I can use to help keep my aging skin looking healthy and vibrant. Your skin is the largest organ in your body so it only makes sense to do what you can to keep it in the best possible condition. Between hormones, less collagen, and gray hair, it seems like every day I find one more reminder that I’m aging. This post contains affiliate links, and I will receive compensation if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.
Healthy Skin Care Tips
When thinking about your skin, it’s not all about what skin care products you use. Your lifestyle and your diet can have a huge impact on the condition of your skin. Other factors like whether you smoke, medication, pollution and even how much water you drink can all play a part in your appearance. Here are a few simple tips you can use to improve the condition of your skin.
Not only does water help keep you hydrated, it helps to eliminate impurities from your body and your skin. You should be drinking at least three eight-ounce glasses of water each day. Most sources recommend that you drink much more than this, but you can at least start there. Remember that soda, juice, coffee and tea do not count toward your water intake. Caffeine can actually cause dehydration according to some sources.
Whether you cleanse with an expensive cleanser from the beauty department or a handmade detox soap, it’s important to remove oil and dirt from the surface of your skin and your pores. Try to avoid harsh chemicals and artificial ingredients when choosing skin care products. Look for moisturizing ingredients like shea butter and coconut oil to avoid drying out your skin.
To encourage new skin growth, you should exfoliate your skin regularly. It will remove dead skin cells which will encourage new cells to grow. You should not exfoliate more than every other day. If you have sensitive skin, like I do, you may want to limit exfoliation to once a week.
Moisturize and Tone
Depending on your skin type, you may need to either tone your skin to remove excess oils and tighten pores, or moisturize your skin to return moisture. I moisturize my skin using products with shea butter, coconut oil or argan oil. The right level of moisture is key to the health of your skin.
Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes you can feel beautiful at any age and any size. She shares healthy, realistic beauty and fashion information geared toward women over the age of 40. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.