July 30, 2013
It's no secret that most women long to look as young as they feel, even into their golden years. While using the best anti aging skincare products and avoiding too much sun exposure are well-known tips, other tricks might not be on your radar. Here are a few tried-and-true skincare techniques straight from the professionals - dermatologists.
Keep stress off your face
Stress and anxiety are common emotions, and many times people tense the muscles in their face and neck when concentrating. While it might be hard to curb this habit, doing so could help keep wrinkles at bay. Frederic Brandt, a New York City-based dermatologist, told Woman's Day magazine that tensing the muscles in your face can "deepen fine lines, while weakening the muscles in your neck and promoting sagging."
If you've been guilty of showing your stress on your face, there are ways to try and overcome the issue - before it's too late. The pros at Marie Claire magazine recommend keeping your office or workspace tidy to help clear your mind at work, and adding soothing components - a desk sand garden or flowers - can give you a positive stimulant to look at when issues arise.
Don't pick or scratch your skin
It can be tempting to pick at or pop blemishes, as their mere appearance can nag at you all day long. While this may seem satisfying at first, all it's really doing is spreading bacteria and leaving room for scars, Heidi Waldorf, the director of laser and cosmetic dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center, told Woman's Day.
Next time you have a blemish, consider using acne fighter like the spa-grade Bliss No Zit Sherlock Breakout Busting Rubberizing Mask to absorb impurities and clear up breakouts.
Exercise on the regular
You might not think working out can help your complexion look better, but its effects are far-reaching. In fact, breaking a sweat not only helps to tone your figure, but it promotes circulation and the flow of nutrients to your skin, offering a brighter, healthier glow.
Other tips to consider
While these tricks can help you look as good as you feel, there are other ways to keep up a pretty face as well. Avoiding smoking and limiting drinking is a must, as both lifestyle habits dehydrate the skin, while keeping your face covered in a sun hat or sunscreen products between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. can also promote healthier skin for longer.