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May 5, 2008
The world loves youth. But sometimes, even if we feel young, our skin denies our inner beauty by making us look older than we feel. That's why it is important to take the time for serious skin care, especially as you get older. Not only will our skin look better, but it will feel better and be healthier as well. But what skin care treatments can you use to make your skin healthier and keep it looking its best? There are some steps you can take toward anti-aging skin care ensure your skin looks and feels good. It isn't easy, but try not to be tempted by the hundreds, even thousands, of products on the market. Many of these products make exciting claims, but most of them do not live up to those claims. While there are products out there with definite benefits for your skin, most important is to know how to treat your skin. From there you can develop a skin care treatment plan that incorporates only the products you need. First of all, you should have a basic skin care routine. This means cleansing your face with a gentle cleanser at morning and at night, along with a toner rich in antioxidants. At night you might want to use an exfoliating scrub, but for sensitive faces only use once every three or four days. Finally, use a moisturizer in the morning before you put on your makeup, and at night just before you go to bed. As you age, you will want to add more time to your skin care routine. For one, you want to add an eye treatment to your morning routine, and a night cream to your evening routine. These creams are especially formulated for the delicate skin around the eyes, where the skin loses collagen and will be the first area to wrinkle. Most importantly, you should always use a sunscreen with at least a rating of at least 15. The sun is more damaging than anything else. The sun's harmful rays will not only prematurely age your skin, causing unsightly wrinkles, but may cause skin cancer, one of the most common cancers affecting Americans. Also harmful to your skin, and health, is cigarette smoke, even if it is just second-hand. If you smoke, seek aid to quit, and if you spend a lot of time around a smoker or in a smoke-filled location, try to find ways you can change that - not just for your skin, but for your health as well. Even if your skin looks great, lung cancer can strike and it your skin really won't matter. For serious skin care, if you have acne or similar trouble spots, see a dermatologist. They can help you set up a plan that best suits you. And it is also important to remember, though you may not feel as if you need to go out of your way to take care of your skin today, anti-aging skin care is best done preventatively, so take care of your skin today so it looks and feels great tomorrow.

It isn't easy, but try not to be tempted by the hundreds, even thousands, of products on the market. Many of these products make exciting claims, but most of them do not live up to those claims. While there are products out there with definite benefits for your skin, most important is to know how to treat your skin. From there you can develop a skin care treatment plan that incorporates only the products you need.

A basic skin care routine is the first thing you need. In the morning and evening you will need to cleanse your face with a gentle cleanser, followed by a toner rich in antioxidants and a moisturizer. You may also consider using an ex foliating scrub at night, but if you have sensitive skin ex foliate once every three or four days.

As you become older, more time is needed in order to care for your skin. First thing you can do is add an eye treatment, this should be applied every morning and compliment with a night cream at the end of the day. Both of these creams are special to the area around the eyes, this is the part where the skin loses collagen thus being the first are to show signs or wrinkling.

Most importantly, you should always use a sunscreen with at least a rating of at least 15. The sun is more damaging than anything else. The sun's harmful rays will not only prematurely age your skin, causing unsightly wrinkles, but may cause skin cancer, one of the most common cancers affecting Americans.

Cigarette smoke is also harmful to your skin and your health, even if the smoke is second-hand. If you smoke, try to quit, and if spend large amounts of time around a smoker or in a smoky location, attempt to change that-not only for your skin, but for you health too. It won't matter how great your skin looks if you get lung cancer.

If you require more serious skin care, for acne or similar afflictions, see a dermatologist. They will help set up a treatment plan that best suits your need. Remember, even though you may not always want to go out of your way to take care of your skin, anti-aging skin care is best done preventively. So, by taking care of your skin today, you are ensuring that your skin will look and feel great tomorrow.
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