Whether you are 15, 27, 65, or 100, you can always make your skin look better and younger. It is crucial that you always treat your skin the way you want it to look. If you want to have great skin, you need to take care of it, and it’s possible to have a skin care regime that helps you look like your skin is forever in your mid 20s.
Don’t Sleep With Makeup On
Sleeping with your makeup on is one of the worst skin care sins you can commit. Not only will you just feel gross when you wake up in the morning, it also traps dirt in your face’s pores, often causing acne. In addition, there have been some studies which have show that it also decreases the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
Wear Sunscreen Every Day
Perhaps the only thing worse than sleeping in your makeup is not wearing sunscreen every day. Sun damage happens every day, so if you miss one day it’s not like you can make up for it by wearing it the next day. It only takes 15 minutes for the sun to damage your skin. Skin cancer can come at any age, and when it strikes, it will make you look and feel a lot older. So take the easy step of putting on SPF 15 or 30 every day.
Develop a Routine
Start religiously following a three-step routine every morning and night. Wash your face with a cleanser, treat it with antioxidants or a night solution, and protect it with a simple moisturizer (and sunscreen if you’re getting ready for the day). After you wash your face, pat it dry. Make sure you’re not washing your face too often or your skin will dry out. The only exception is if you are exercising. Then you will want to wash your face to keep sweat from clogging up your pores.
This routine is essential to keeping your skin looking young. The middle treatment step is especially important as serums are usually great for keeping your skin young, even when you’re in your 40s or 50s.
Exfoliate Twice a Week
Especially as you get older, your facial skin starts to have a slower cell turnover. Exfoliation will remove dead skin and keep your face soft and smooth, kind of like microdermabrasion.