There are many contexts in which age makes things more desirable – beautiful, even.
Furniture of great quality, with age, becomes antique, whereas furniture of poor quality often deteriorates with age. Likewise, while fine wine improves with age, low-quality, cheap wine only gets worse. In a sense, the same can be said of people.
Most people are familiar with the term that someone is “aging like a fine wine” – meant to compliment how well someone looks for their age. Undoubtedly, we would all like to hear this compliment directed to ourselves as we get older, so what can be done to make that happen? Well, the majority of the signs of aging rest with your skin, making it important to do everything you can to look after it.
In addition to eating healthily and putting the right nutrients into your body, it is also essential to apply the right products to your skin.
How to get a natural glow to your skin “Age Like Fine Wine”?
Nothing says healthy skin more than an illuminating glow. While a ‘lit-from-within’ look is now commonly imitated with the help of cosmetic make-up products, this can also be achieved naturally with the right skincare products and lifestyle routines.
Keeping your skin hydrated is key to achieving a healthy glow – although this can be overdone, leading to an oily complexion. Hydrated skin is usually slower to age as it is less likely to dry out and crack/wrinkle. Using the right skincare products to hydrate and plump your skin can also improve skin texture, tone, and laxity – all factors that maintain youthful looking skin!
What if you have oily skin?
It can be hard to achieve a subtly radiant look without crossing the line from dewy to greasy. It can also be difficult to decipher the difference between the two. Here are some signs that your skin may be on the oily side:
- Your skin looks shiny and slick, especially on your t-zone: your forehead, nose and chin
- You may feel oil on your fingers after touching your face
- The shine typically accumulates on your skin throughout the day
You might have heard that oily skin takes longer to age than dry skin. It’s true! While oily skin is not exempt from other features associated with premature aging, such as uneven texture and hyperpigmentation.
Many people with oily skin also tend to produce more melanin. This is typically a good thing, as melanin is another way the skin protects itself from environmental invaders. However, when damage to the melanocytes themselves occur due to either intrinsic (poor diet or illness) or extrinsic factors (sun damage or trauma), hyper- or hypopigmentation may occur.
People with oily skin may also be more prone to acne and other blemishing at some point in their lives. In some cases, this can lead to scarring that can cause uneven texture and can be accompanied by post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation – all of which can contribute to premature aging.
Does your skin age healthily
Aging is a natural process and mostly, it is nothing to be too concerned about. Realistically, it is impossible to stop healthy signs of aging, such as thinning, sagging, and wrinkling skin, and the appearance of age spots, broken blood vessels, and areas of dryness. We may, however, be able to slow and minimize these common signs of aging.
Related Article: What are the Signs of Skin Aging?
Facts about anti-aging products
Anti-aging moisturizer can keep the skin hydrated and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Many now contain SPF, boosting your skin’s protection against solar damage. Keep in mind that no product has so far been shown to ‘turn back the clock’; however, many products could help to maintain your skin’s integrity and youthfulness.
In recent years, CBD oil has been integrated into many skincare products – particularly moisturizers and serums. This product, derived from the cannabis plant, has many potential health and wellness benefits – including for our skin. When it comes to anti-aging, the super hydrating nature of CBD oil is just the tip of the iceberg.
CBD has also been found to have anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and anti-bacterial properties that could help to fight premature signs of aging. It is no wonder, then, that consumers all around the world are lining up to integrate this impressive ingredient into their skincare regimes!
The best way to prevent unhealthy aging skin: Implement an effective skincare regime that includes hydrating ingredients and SPF (solar protection).
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