TAKING CARE OF YOUR SKIN
Is there a difference between face cleansers and face washes? They both in fact do the job of removing oil, dirt, and make-up from your skin.
A good cleanser dissolves away dirt, oil and grime from your face along with any make-up that may be present.
These impurities can also be removed by a good face wash.
during the early years of your life, you probably didn’t care that much about your skin.
Everything looked perfectly fine. You didn’t give a second thought about using sun screen or anything else for that matter.
Look at your skin now, can you see a big difference from that baby smooth skin of yesteryear to what you have now?
Wrinkles, thinning, sagging and dryness are all part of this process of growing old.
Where that baby soft skin used to repair itself in just a short while, it doesn’t do that well now that you’ve added on a few birthdays, does it?
Those wonderful chemicals that kept your skin strong and elastic, are not doing their duty like they used to by a long shot.
Take notice of the process that worked so well before keeping your skin soft, glistening and lovely has somehow all but stopped.
The sad part is that you can’t do anything to completely stop what’s happening no matter how you try.
Now you’ve started checking out the members of your family to see how their skin is holding up.
You have discovered that the members on your Dad’s side of the family seem to not get wrinkles until their middle forties or so. But you Mom’s side of the family seem to get wrinkles earlier on in their life.
You’ve concluded that you’ll probably take after Mom family, so you better get busy now and try to head off the wrinkle monster!
Aging due to sunburns that we got working outside or at the beach, has a definite effect on our skin as we get on in our golden years.
Exposure to the sun definitely ages your skin it can have even more devastating consequences beyond wrinkles, age spots and a leathery look.
Even the food that you eat, and smoking can have an effect on how your skin looks.
WAYS OF SLOWING THE AGING OF YOUR SKIN
Let me caution you that taking care of your aging skin will not cost you an arm and a leg like some would lead you to believe.
In fact, it’s pretty inexpensive, the only items you really need is a cleanser, a moisturizer and a sunscreen.
Whether you want to go to the drugstore or your cosmetic counter to look for other products that advertise to help aging skin is totally up to you.
Taking care of your skin isn’t just about the skin on face, oh no.
The skin that cover your entire body is very different from the skin on your face, remember that.
There are some important facts that you must remember about the skin. The skin on your face is quite a bit different from the skin on your body.
Your skin, in most cases, is quite thinner and more delicate on the face and hands.
Remember that Soaps may sometimes contain harsh detergent that tend to deplete the skin of some of its natural oils and leave your skin feeling tight and dry.
Just because you may have oily skin, you still need a light moisturizing, oil-less product that replaces the natural oil that were lost through washing or the sun. Just in case you have dry skin, look for a heavier cream.
A good sunscreen should be worn daily, if you are planning any outdoor activities at all.
Normally we might think of being sunburned as a summer event, did you know that you can get a sunburn even in winter?
Don’t forget to stay away from those tanning beds too ladies!
Even if you do everything that you think is right, there’s no way to stop its aging process entirely.
It matters not the products you use or the care you give to your skin, I’ sorry to say it but you are going to have a few wrinkles on that once baby soft skin anyway.
TREATMENTS FOR AGING SKIN
Chemical peels are meant to smooth out wrinkles and improve uneven skin tone and texture, but this process can be very painful to the user.
Face lifts are another way remove some of those crows feet, laugh lines and wrinkles.
There is another process where a fine piece of sandpaper is used to essentially grind down layers of skin to achieve a desired look.
THE BOTTOM LINE
What does a wrinkle here or there actually cause any harm? I think that maybe our ego gets in the way in most cases and just messes everything up.
Wear your wrinkles and laugh lines proudly, remember that aging is a process that no one has the power to stop.
The keyword today is “aging” and you’ve been blessed to reach this time in your life. Enjoy your life, wrinkles and all, be thankful you’re here to see those lovely little lines!