Even though your skin type is basically constant throughout your life, some lifestyle choices and ecological factors can affect how your skin behaves.
Sleep: At least sleep 7-8 hours a night.
Benefits: Your skin rejuvenates itself by building new cells while you sleep.
Vitamin C: Eat vitamin C-rich foods and take some food supplements for extra cover.
Benefits: Vitamin C is a strong free-radical scavenger that’s known for its remedial and defensive benefits for sun and environmentally damaged skin.
Water: Drink at least 8-10 glasses of pure water per day.
Benefits: Better transmission and accelerated cell growth.
Exercise: Regularly exercise at least 30 mins daily.
Benefits: Moving around helps revitalize transmission and speeds blood flow to the surface of your skin. Exercise can ease stress.
Stress: Relax your mind by exercising your body. Particularly unclench your facial muscles.
Benefits: Relieving stress can mean preventing blemishes, skin complaint, color loss and under-eye circles. One more thing your mother was correct: Habitually tense facial expressions can form permanent lines.
The “no-no’s”: Your skin hates alcohol, tobacco and caffeine, and will show you by losing moisture or forming wrinkles that make you look older sooner. Avoid the no-no’s.
Benefits: You’ll look younger longer.
Natural aging: As we age our skin becomes drier and loses softness, which can cause wrinkles and fine lines.
How to control: Use a specially formulated age-defying moisturizer at night to feed and renew your skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine line.
Sun: It is the most harmful of all environmental factors. Continuous exposure damages and wrinkles your skin. Sun exposure is also a main cause of skin cancer.
How to control: Avoid long exposure and use a facial moisturizer with sunscreen every day. At night use a rejuvenation moisturizer to repair damage.
Low/high humidity: Low humidity robs your skin of vital moisture, while high humidity can make skin feel oily.
How to control: Feed your skin with a high-quality moisturizer to fight low humidity. In high humidity, that oily feeling isn't moisture, you still require a moisturizer that will help protect skin from dryness.
Extreme temperatures: Both hot and cold temperatures with low humidity exhaust moisture from your skin and leave it tight and dry.
How to control: Feed skin with a good quality moisturizer. Use lukewarm, not hot or cold water to wash your face.
Wind: Strong wind, particularly with extreme temperatures and low humidity, can cause dry, flaky skin.
How to control: Re-hydrate with a good quality moisturizer.
Air pollution: Windborne dust, dirt, and smog can block pores and choke your skin.
How to control: Protect your skin with a high-quality moisturizer that forms a “barrier” between you and that nasty objects floating around you. Carefully cleanse and condition every night.