When it comes to anti-aging skin care most people think about the face, mainly the eyes, mouth and forehead where wrinkles are likely to appear. However, an anti-aging routine should cover you from head to toe.
It’s never too early to start with an anti-aging skin care routine. Everything you do, from proper sunscreen use in your teens and twenties, to how often you cleanse and moisturize, to what you eat, all determines what kind of skin damage you will deal with in your thirties, forties and beyond.
If you want to have healthy looking skin, you need to take care of it. The process doesn’t need to be long or complicated, you just need to know what to look for, and where to concentrate.
5 Focus Areas
There is no shortage of facial anti-aging products on the market. Look for something that is natural, gentle, and multipurpose – targeting fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, age spots and more. You will want a product with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties to detoxify and rejuvenate damage caused by the elements, the environment and age. Be sure to concentrate efforts around the eyes, mouth and forehead.
Neck and Chest.
We concentrate so hard on laugh lines, crow’s feet, and those lines between the eyes from squinting, that people often overlook the neck and chest. But that is a big mistake. This is because the skin on the décolletage doesn’t produce as much natural oil as the skin on your face, and when you combine that with too much sun and the natural thinning of the fat under the skin, it’s no wonder this area is particularly prone to aging.
So start caring for your neck and chest area as you would your complexion by cleansing and moisturizing right down to the chest.
As our hands age they lose collagen which leads to less volume, making the veins stand out. Brown spots and other signs of sun damage begin to make their debut, too. However, you can slow this process with proper care. For starters, along with your face, neck and chest, always apply sunscreen to your hands as well. You will also want to exfoliate them once a week and liberally apply moisturizer once or twice a day. When it comes to the hands, hydration is key.
Elbows and Knees.
As we age the skin around our elbows and knees naturally begins to sag which can create wrinkles as well as dry and flaky patches. Keep skin around these areas in top shape by using a quality moisturizing product that penetrates the skin barrier.
Another tip? Yoga! That’s right, certain yoga poses such as Chair, Warrior I and Warrior II, support and strengthen the knee joints while tightening the surrounding skin and muscle.
The feet have been sentenced to a lifetime of hard labor, so it’s no surprise that they will show some (a lot) or wear and tear; from cracked heels to calluses to bunions. Show the feet some TLC by moisturizing them every day and exfoliating once a week. Follow the exfoliation by using a foot file to gently ease away any calluses.
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