Want to learn how to keep skill young looking? If you are like me then you probably agree that it is almost a shame most of us do not want to learn this when we are children when it would do the most good. Usually we start thinking about looking young when we first notice we are not looking as young as we think we should, which of course is well into adult hood. The good news is that while it is best to start when you are young, it is never too late to start taking care of your skin. In this article I hope to provide some guidance on how to keep skin young looking.
First and foremost, avoid over exposure to direct sunlight. While the tan looks great when you are young, the sun does more damage and ages your skin more than anything else. The drying of your skin as well as the damage from ultraviolet light both make you look older. Think about people you know that spent a lot of time in the sun over their lifetime and you will agree that they probably look much older.
The second most important tip would be to always be aware of what you are putting on your skin. In other words, read the ingredients and know what is in the products you use on your skin. If the company making your skincare products makes it difficult by using fancy names or a long list of chemicals that you can not identify, then you probably do not want to use such a product.
The skin is your largest organ and can absorb a lot of what is placed on your skin. All the chemicals and ingredients that are rubbed into your skin enter your bloodstream. Because of this some experts feel you should not put anything on your skin that you are not willing to eat. If there are poisons or toxic chemicals, even in very small amounts, they can be absorbed into your skin and potentially impact your health.
Artificial smells and fragrances are often made from toxic chemicals and not really needed ingredients. Some of the bigger name ingredients you might hear about are collagen or maybe elastin. These are proteins that are needed for young looking skin, but should not be used as ingredients. The reason is that they are proteins that are too large to be absorbed into the skin. What this means is that rubbing collagen or elastin on your skin can not help your skin because it can not be absorbed into your skin and therefore is really a useless ingredient. Do not be fooled by the websites that say otherwise.
What you want is an ingredient that can help your body promote the regrowth in your body of collagen and elastin. There are a few substances that have been found that will promote your bodies growth of collagen and elastin. These are the kinds of ingredients you do want in your skincare products.