1. Wash Your Face at Night.
If you're going to wash your face once a day, shoot for bedtime, because your skin doesn't need a day's worth of grime hanging out all night. Also, only use a cleanser at night, and only water in the morning. Of coarse you all know I swear by the Oil Cleansing Method (OCM), but I use it with Grapeseed Oil. And that way you don't need a moisturizer or wrinkle cream! Saves you time and money!
2. Manage Stress.
Emotional upheavals can make your skin look 5 years older than your chronological age. Constant anxiety increases the stress hormone cortisol, which causes inflammation that breaks down collagen. It also triggers a chain of responses that can lead to facial redness and acne flare-ups
4. Use a retinoid
This is a recent find for me, and looking forward to doing a review, But research shows that these vitamin-A derivatives speed cell turnover and collagen growth to smooth fine lines and wrinkles and fade brown spots. Prescription-strength retinoids such as Renova provide the fastest results--you'll start to see changes in about a month. To help skin acclimate to any redness and peeling, apply just a pea-size drop to your face every third night, building up to nightly usage. Milder OTC versions (look for retinol) are gentler, although it can take up to 3 months to see noticeable results.
5. Eat omega-3s
These "good fats" in foods such as salmon, flaxseed, and almonds boost hydration, which keeps skin supple and firm. The same isn't true of the saturated fat in dairy products and meats, which increase free-radical damage that makes skin more susceptible to aging. Limit saturated fat intake to about 17 g daily.
Studies find that women who work out regularly have firmer skin than similar nonexercisers. The reason: Exercise infuses skin with oxygen and nutrients needed for collagen production. To keep your skin toned, make time for at least three 30-minute heart-pumping workouts per week. Check out my diet/lifestyle HERE.
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