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How to Keep Your Skin Looking Healthy

By Brown Ezilon.com Articles Published 12/4/2011 | Beauty Care

This is why it is important to take care of your skin according to your age.

In general terms it is important to take care of your skin and allowing this to become a habit, before even noticing the first signs of ageing. The basic skin care notions, are to wear sunscreen, cleanse you skin every day, drink a lot of water and avoid smoking, as well as getting the right amount of sleep every night.

When you are twenty, you skin is still firm, however, the cell renewal is already slowing down, and by your late 20s your skin is already starting to lose the firmness it had initially. This is why it is fundamental to use sun screens; to avoid the damage sun has to the skin, for dermatologists believe this is the highest percentage of premature ageing. Losing weight regularly will also put your skin under stress and should be avoided.

When you are in your 30s the life you had led since now will start catching up with you, and the skin cell renewal is slowing down more, this is why you should avoid taking too many liberties if you dont want this to show up on your skin.

Make sure you continue the good habit of cleansing, moisturizing and using sunscreen. This is when you can start using creams that are enriched with Vitamin E for extra antioxidant support.

Eat a diet that includes colorful foods, and therefore antioxidants. There are many powerful vitamins to be found in foods like blueberries, spinach, nuts and peppers, as these will help the skin repair itself.

Always keep in mind that water is essential, as sleep is and you should be getting as much as both as you can. Smoke and alcohol should be avoided as this is very damaging to the skin.

When you reach the age of 50 the oil production in our skin is greatly reduced, and a good moisturizer is needed. If you have oily skin, this will be less evident; however, you will still need a good moisturizer.

In your 40s, it's more important than ever to eat right, drink plenty of water and get plenty of rest. Your skin has not the potential to recover as quickly from abuse as it might have when you were younger.

You can start using exfoliant products if you have not done so already, as removing the dead skin cells from the surface of the skin will allow, the new skin cells to form and keep your skin glowing. By using products and aging cream containing Vitamin C, antioxidants such as idebenone and coenzyme Q10, can help reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

When you are nearing 50 and over, it is imperative to use high quality products on your skin and use a gentler cleanser and exfoliating product, keeping your skin moisturized and adding nutrients to it to compensate for the loss of cells.