Nobody wants to look old before their time. Having soft and smooth skin makes you look younger, which is one reason beautiful skin is often compared to that of babies. How young your skin looks is more within your control than you might think, and the key is moisturizing.
Here are some of the secrets of achieving great skin at any age.
Hydration Inside Out
You already know how important hydration is to your good health. Drinking eight glasses of water a day will keep you healthy and well-hydrated. But did you know that drinking enough water is also essential to making sure your skin looks great, too? Drinking too little water can make your skin look sunken and sallow, and make wrinkles appear more prominent. We, at Elite Serum Rx, recommend that you start your skin care routine by making sure you drink enough water to keep your skin clear and glowing.
Components of a Good Moisturizer
You could technically put straight coconut oil on your skin, but it probably wouldn’t give you the results you want. Moisturizing products are designed to trap water in the skin, which makes the skin appear fuller and plumper. Ingredients which attract and retain water on the surface of the skin are called humectants. Common names for humectants that you might see on an ingredient list include glycerin, urea, and alpha hydroxy acids.
Another important ingredient of a good moisturizing product are emollients, which make skin appear smoother by filling in the spaces between skin cells. Those spaces can make skin look rougher and duller than usual. Some common emollients include lanolin, petrolatum and mineral oil.
Your Skin Care Routine
Mom always said that you should never go to sleep with your makeup still on your face, and she was right. But removing your makeup wasn’t the only important part of that advice. Moisturizing should be an important step in your skin care routine, especially if you want to stay looking young for as long as possible. Everyone should wash their face at least twice a day, in the morning and at night, with an appropriate cleanser for their skin type.
Some people mistakenly believe that moisturizing isn’t a good thing to do if you have oily skin, but the truth is that even oily skin still needs moisturizers. You just have to choose an appropriate moisturizer that is non-comedogenic (doesn’t block pores) and non-greasy.
Follow up with Elite Serum Rx. Even if you’re still young, it’s never too early to start. You want to prevent fine lines and wrinkles before they show up. Do the right things for your skin, like drinking enough water, eating a healthy diet, staying out of the sun, and making sure that moisturizing is part of your skin care routine. Take care of your skin and you can have a youthful glow, no matter your age.