Antiaging Skin Care Treatments

Written by Rachel Arieff
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Anti-aging skin care treatments, in the form of lotions, creams, and gels, are perhaps the most popular cosmetic products in this day and age. We're all getting older, and as the population grows, the demand for these products will keep increasing. It's impossible to halt the advancement of age; however, with a good plan of diet, exercise, healthful habits, and a faithful skin care regimen, it is becoming easier to retain our youthfulness than ever before.

This is because, over the last few decades, we have learned a lot about the do's and dont's of skin care. For example, it is an unquestionable fact that cigarettes and alcohol are terrible aging factors for the skin. We also know that habitually going without sleep takes its toll on the skin, as does exposure to the sun. Stress, worry, and misery, just as they famously turn some people's hair grey, also contribute to rapid aging of the skin.

Anti-aging Skin Care Treatments

Going back to the old but true cliche, when it comes to anti-aging treatments in skin care, prevention is better than cure. The earlier in life that we start conscientiously caring for our skin, the younger we'll end up looking. Thus, from our early teens on, we should develop proactive skin care habits. For instance, we should be moisturizing and avoiding prolonged sun exposure. We should drink plenty of water, eat a healthy diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables and low in saturated fats, sugar and junk food, and exercise regularly to flush out toxins.

As we get older, our skin will naturally change as collagen fibers break down and our skin begins to lose its elasticity. However, we can take advantage of the many skin care products out there. These include firming creams, which build up elasticity in the skin, alpha-hydroxy lotions, which slough off the dead skin cells that make us look older, and deep night time moisturizers, which give our skin a dewy, fresh look.

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