What ages your skin faster than time?
As we age we all try to combat the signs at maturity. We may try an anti- wrinkle cream. We may try a youthful serum. Some may even try surgical procedure. If I were to tell you, we might not have to resort to all of that to keep our skin looking young, what would you do. I know most of us would say,. Yes! I want to learn more. Well, not to burst your bubble, but for some of us, Especially those of us that grew up in the 70’s and early 80’s, we may have missed the boat. That’s not too say we are hopeless. But we may have damaged our skin more that we even know. So what am I talking about? Did you end lay out on a summer day slathered in baby oil? Or maybe you used butter or margarine. What were didn’t know at the time, but have since learned. We were actually damaging our skin. Those amazing, deep golden brown, tamed looks that we all tried to achieve in our youth, probably caused damage to our skin. The culprit is the harmful rays from the sun. That’s because the sun gives off ultraviolet (UV) light that damages your skin and causes dage. Over time, these rays can lead to wrinkles, dark spots, and other problem areas. The result: You can add years to your looks. Research shows that UV exposure is the reason behind 80% of your skin’s aging. What?!. Can you believe that? So it may seem hopeless for some of us, but wait. We can reverse some of the damage with at home treatments. And we have several options. According to a 2018 article in Healthline we can use at home treatments to help eliminate the signs of sun damage on our skin. Several of these we can easily find around the house. Aloe vera, Vitamin C, as Vitamin E, apple cider vinegar and even tea (green and black). We can also easily get creams to help combat the damage done to our skin. Look for creams containing glycolic acid, hydroxy acid, hydroquinone, kojic acid, or deoxyarbutin. If your like me, there are so very many choices of creams and serums, it can become confusing. If your serious about reversing the sun damage to our skin you’ll need to first find a cream(s) that you are committed to using on a regular basis. The Skin Care Finder will help you identify a starting place, and give you some ideas of what products are right for you. Having the right creams or serums is not enough, you need to make a commitment to use the products. It needs to become a habit, a part of your daily routine. Just like brushing your teeth.