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How To: Younger Looking, Glowing Skin

With winter coming, it’s more important than ever to take care of your skin and promote that healthy, vibrant glow. That’s because the cold not only dries out the air, it dries out the skin. The good news is that keeping glowing skin succulent and youthful is easy and even fun.

Drink Lots of Water
The rule that you should drink eight 8 ounce glasses of water a day isn’t set in stone, but depends more on the particular needs of your body. Still, there’s no question that water is vital to keeping the skin radiant and healthy.

The skin is constantly producing and shedding dead skin cells, and when these accumulate on the very top layer of the epidermis. they can make your skin dull looking. Exfoliation removes these dead skin cells and allows fresh skin cells to emerge.First, rub the skin with exfoliating gloves or a luffa. This first step loosens up the dead skin cells. Then, get into a shower, and use the loofah while the water is running. Then, splash your skin with cold water.

Be Gentle
Keep clear of cleansers with harsh ingredients like alcohol. Even regular soap can be too harsh, especially for sensitive skin. Soap tends to be too alkaline and can dry skin out. A mild cleanser should be rubbed into the skin with the fingertips, rinsed with cool water and then patted, not rubbed dry. Putting on moisturizer after washing the face is also a good idea. Wash the face in the morning, before going to bed and after strenuous exercise.

Don’t Smoke

This can’t be stressed enough. Though people don’t exactly know why smoking ages and damages the skin, it unquestionably does. Some experts suspect that the heat from the cigarette injures the connective tissue that keeps skin elastic and destroys antioxidant vitamins that supports its health.

Regulate Sun Exposure
Being out in the sun is one of the pleasures of life, but its ultraviolet rays can wreak havoc on skin. Ultraviolet A causes skin to age prematurely, while ultraviolet B leads to sunburn. Even dark-skinned people need to protect their skin against too much sun. This means putting on a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. It’s also a good idea to avoid the sun between 10 in the morning and 2 p.m., when the sun’s at its strongest.These tips should go far in helping you keep your skin youthful and healthy for years to come.

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