Dermatologists are medical doctors who specialize in conditions and diseases of the skin. They are the skin care experts many manufacturers consult when developing new anti-aging products. Simple tips for skin care that reduces the signs of aging can be found on the official website of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD).
The basic essentials of any skin care regime are moisturizer and sunscreen. Moisturizer, when used early in life, can actually limit the number of fine lines that appear on the face later in life. When the natural aging process does begin, the continued use of moisturizer can prevent wrinkles and lines from becoming severe.
Too much exposure to the sun dries skin out and ages it pre-maturely. That leathery look on the faces of former sun bathers is what makes them appear older than their actual age. Other skin damage caused by the sun includes dark spots, cancer, and deep crow’s feet from squinting.
Proper nutrition, regular exercise, and water also have a dramatic effect on the signs of aging. Nutrition helps skin stay strong and firm. The exercise keeps the blood circulating through the body and provides oxygen to that stimulates collagen growth in skin cells. Hydrated skin is less likely to wrinkle.
Use Minimal Products
Dermatologists recommend focusing on one sign of aging that has the biggest effect on self-confidence. Seek a product that addresses that sign specifically. This is important for a couple of reasons. The first is that no product can address all the signs of aging effectively.
The other reason is that using too many products will make the face appear older. A moisturizer followed by a serum or a concealer, for example, can clog pores and make them seem larger. Multiple products will also cake up in fine lines and cause … Read More ...