Even though beauty is only skin deep, I think it would be hard to find a woman who doesn't want to look as young as possible, for as long as possible! So how can you keep those youthful looks in your 40s and 50s? With my guide, you'll look 10 years younger!
1. Don't be dull!
Did you know, one of the signs of aging skin is not just wrinkles and age spots, but also skin looking dull, and not shiny and radiant enough.
To give your skin a youthful glow, make sure you're getting enough vitamins B, C, and D because all of these are important to slow signs of aging and giving you a bright complexion. Use skin products that have fruit in them, such as ones with grapeseed or coconut oil.
As you can see, young-looking skin is just as much about your diet and nutrition as it is about the skincare products you use!
Piggybacking off of that point, to have well hydrated, plump looking young skin, you need to both drink enough water and also use skincare products that hydrate. I mean, the skin is our body's largest organ, after all. So if we're even a little bit dehydrated, our skin is one of the first things to show the effects.
In fact, check out this blog I wrote about how it's actually really easy to make sure you drink enough water every day, if you have a system you can STICK to get you into the habit of drinking enough water.
And like I said above, the main way to prevents your skin from looking older is by making sure it has the proper nutrients to be plump and glowing. So this also applies to hydrating your skin.
Dry skin looks older, and so to restore the natural hydration of your skin, try aloe vera, safflower seed oil, or carrot root extract. Moisturize with a skincare product containing any of these ingredients, and I guarantee you, your skin will be so soft, and the appearance of fine lines will be reduced WAY more than if you tried some kind of $200 solution!!
3. Be CAREFUL About the Soap You Pick!
Last but not least, another insidious skin drying thing that you might not think of…the soap you use!
Your skin's surface is naturally a bit acidic, while soap is the opposite (basic, like bleach), and that disrupts the acids on your skin. It makes your skin dry, which increases wrinkles.
Although you may want to see a dermatologist about your skin type, for most women in their 40s and 50s, the extra tendency toward dry skin means it's better to choose an oil-based skin cleanser and to avoid any type of soap that will dry out their skin more.
If your skin feels tight after applying your cleanser, it's probably the WRONG product for you!