3 Simple Tips for Younger Looking Skin
I was sitting down recently watching daytime TV. This is something I rarely, if ever, do! But I was flipping through the program guide when something caught my eye. On Dr. Oz’s program, he was going over skin care tips for staying younger looking. Even though I am not Dr. Oz’s biggest fan, he really offered a lot of valuable tips to his viewers. I immediately tuned in to get the scoop.
I already had a few guesses as to what he recommended for looking younger. Can you guess as well? Take a moment before you read on and then look to see if any of your guesses were right. And now here are his surprisingly simple top three tips for younger-looking skin.
Use your sunscreen! The most important factor in selecting a sunscreen, however, is that you choose one that is safe and chemical free. Some of my favorites are: Loving Naturals, Keys Soap Solar RX, and Solis. While I am in total agreement that when you are in the sun for extended periods, you must use sunscreen, I also think you should get at least 15 minutes a day of unprotected sun exposure. We absorb vitamin D from the sun and research shows this is an essential nutrient for defense against many diseases.
Always moisturize your skin. Our skin is punished daily by overexposure to the elements: sun, wind, cold, pollutants…nourish your skin by using a nontoxic moisturizer with anti-oxidants. Anti-oxidants help protect the skin from free radicals, which cause aging! Try Bubble and Bee or Real Purity Creme Supreme (save $5 off your order when you sign up for their free email newsletter!)
3. Sleep on your back
This tip was an eye-opener for me. I never realized how you sleep can affect your skin. Dr. Oz made it a point of saying that sleeping on your back works with gravity…pulling your skin back. If you sleep on your side, you tend to press your face into the pillow. Dr. Oz recommends using a 1 micron pillowcase. The smaller the microns, the less likely your skin is absorbing dust mite waste. Yes, this is gross…but did you ever realize this can contribute to dull, wrinkled skin? I didn’t! Using a pillowcase with low microns is also good for allergies. Google this for more info.
So did you get any of the tips right? The sunscreen tip was a no-brainer for me. We all know how essential it is to protect your skin from excess UVB rays (the harmful ones,) so this goes without saying.
Now it’s your turn!
Who out there already does these things? Anyone have any special strategies you use to look younger? Please share!
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