The skin is our largest organ so it only makes sense to take care of it. Not only that, the skin is what we show the outside world so we want to keep it looking gorgeous too. Whether you’re aged 18 or 58, there are steps you can take to keep the skin supple and vibrant looking.
The skin around the face. Facial skin is probably the area that receives the most attention when it comes to skin care and with good reason—the face is what people look at most of the time. Invest in a good moisturizer to keep the skin hydrated, preferably that which has sun protection if you are mostly out in the sun. If you’re around your late 20’s it’s also never too late to start with an under-eye skin regimen, to keep the skin below the eyes elastic and smooth. It would also help to have a night cream which works overtime at hydrating your skin while you sleep. Older people can also start using retinol to microscopically smoothen the skin. When going out in the sun, make it a habit to wear sunglasses to keep from squinting, keeping those crow’s feet away.
The skin around the neck. The skin around the neck tends to get saggy and have the texture of crepe paper as we enter our advanced years. While you’re young, moisturize the neck area properly to keep the skin elastic and hydrated. Many people tend to concentrate on the face and neglect the skin right next to it, the neck.
Hands. One of the tell-tale signs of aging is how the hands look. You will notice this in a lot of matrons who have undergone plastic surgery beyond recognition, their hands still has an old texture. Moisturizing is again the key, and this is best done while still younger. Practice slathering on lotion or sun cream every day, or some people attest to the powers of smoothing on olive oil on the skin.
Body skin. The whole of the body can be kept vibrant looking by applying moisturizing lotion and using moisturizing soap when we take a bath. When going out in the sun, also apply sun protection in the form of sunscreen. This not only prevents sun spots from forming, it also keeps you protected from possible skin cancer. It would also be beneficial to regularly exfoliate the skin to slough away dead cells.
Of course visiting the dermatologist every now and then also helps keep your skin healthy as well. Consult with your doctor if you find any anomalous lumps, rashes, or discolorations in your skin. A quarterly trip for a facial will also help bring out a more youthful skin in you, for treatments that simply cannot be taken from a bottle.