Helpful Tips for Rejuvenating Your Skin

How can you make your skin look younger and healthier? Try these simple tips. Check out our guide for reducing wrinkles and other signs of aging.

Getting Younger-Looking Skin: Rejuvenating Your Complexion

It’s your body’s biggest organ and because it seems ever-present, it’s pretty easy to forget that it too needs and deserves a touch of loving care on a regular basis. Especially since it will richly reward all that affection by shaving years off your appearance and making you look as though you’ve discovered that all elusive elixir of eternal youth. The best foundations for mature skin can work wonders, and a regimen of cleansing and moisturizing properly can make a world of difference.

It’s never too late to get started, and you can begin to do so right away with short simple steps. And to ensure you’re able to get it all off to a flying start, we’ve provided a few easy-to-apply tips which will enable you to rejuvenate your skin and restore its youthful glow, making you feel fresher and younger too.

How to Change your sleeping position to prevent wrinkles

Do you love to fall asleep against the soft, plush feel of your pillow? While there’s no doubt that few experiences can come close in terms of coziness, it’s also one which will take a toll on your skin over time and etch wrinkles into it in the long run. Sleeping on your back will ensure that no such pressure is exerted on your face and reduce the likelihood of your skin being at risk of wrinkles as a result.

Treat yourself to face massages to look younger

It’s the best kept secret behind your favorite celebs’ ever youthful looks and lies in the ability of our muscles to benefit from stimulation no matter where they are. Your face contains 40 of them and massaging them will make them firmer and more robust, enhancing their ability to add structure to your face and make it appear more youthful as a result. What’s more, it also improves blood flow, and lymphatic drainage in the area while also reducing fluid retention which will also add an extra rejuvenating touch to your face.

How Getting enough sleep helps you look younger

Each night when we settle down to sleep, our bodies set to the task of repairing damaged cells and tissues, giving us a makeover of sorts in the process. No wonder health experts encourage us to get a good night’s rest.  But what happens when we don’t? For starters, insufficient sleep will cause an increase in the hormone cortisol which our bodies release when they feel stressed out. This chemical is known to increase sebum production which could result in greasy skin, clogged pores and acne breakouts. It also results in a reduction in collagen which is responsible for providing the skin with its youthful firmness and structure. Hence ensuring you get the rest you need will prevent your collagen from breaking down while keeping you fresh and alert, and make you feel youthful on the outside and the inside.

Never skip the sunscreen: Always wear a high-SPF sunscreen to prevent premature aging

For all its delightful warmth, and the beneficial vitamin D it provides, sunlight is also capable of aging your skin. Its offending aspect, in this case, is its UV rays which are present regardless of whether the weather happens to be sunny or overcast. These rays actually exist in three categories - UVA, UVB, and UVC. The weakest of them, UVA is responsible for aging the skin and also altering its DNA, causing cancer. UVB which is slightly more powerful than UVA is known to cause sunburn and also causes skin cancer.

UVC is the only one of the three which never quite makes it past the ozone layer in spite of actually being the most powerful of them all — and is therefore the only one we don't need to worry about (unless it comes from a manmade source). That said, sunscreen is necessary to keep the first two categories at bay and experts recommend one with an SPF of 30. Doing so will keep your skin youthful and protect it from the risk of cancer and even reverse sun damage too.

Moisturize religiously to reduce the signs of aging

Moisturizers help maintain your skin’s outer protective layer which consists of cells and lipids while ensuring any lines remain as fine as possible. They also ensure it’s able to get rid of cells it doesn’t need in a smooth and orderly fashion. Dryness will not only make any lines stand out but will also result in cracked skin. It will also disrupt the orderly shedding of dead cells so that the skin appears dry and flaky. The very best time to apply your moisturizer is when you’re fresh out of the shower as it will seal in the moisture on your skin ensuring it remains smooth and supple. Areas which need to be paid particular attention to include your elbows, knees, hands, and feet as they tend to be especially prone to dryness.

Concluding Thoughts: How to get younger-looking skin

In spite of its resilience, our skin can be surprisingly sensitive and does love an extra bit of care and attention. And the proof lies in the number of tiny and not-so-tiny factors which affect it on a regular basis. Thankfully ensuring you have them well covered is by no means an uphill task. And with the tips provided above, you too will be able to start that all-important journey to smoother, more youthful skin one step at a time.

Resources— Vogue, Everyday Health, Reader's Digest, Town & Country