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Dear Younger Self: Skincare Advice

Posted on: April 19th, 2017 by Elysiann Bishop

Younger self adviceIt’s been said that age is only a state of mind, but all too often our skin shows our true years. Worse, sun damage and other mistakes make us look even older! As signs of aging creep up, many of us wish we’d taken better care of our skin over time. If time travel existed, there are certainly a few things we’d do differently (and consistently). Here are some of our top skincare tips for the young that will pay off in years to come, and don’t forget that it’s never too late to start!

Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen. This is the big one – your 18-year-old self could stop reading here and reap massive benefits. The majority of skin aging comes from sun exposure. Tanning causes cancer and will give you premature wrinkles and age spots – there’s nothing pretty or healthy about that. When you’re outdoors, cover up with protective clothing, glasses, and hat, and slather on a good broad-spectrum sun block. You’ll thank us in 20 years or so.

Don’t pick. It makes blemishes look worse in the short term, and to top that off you’ll be dealing with scars, enlarged pores, and damaged capillaries for years to come. When it comes to breakouts, a hands-off policy is best!

Be gentle. Harsh physical exfoliators and chemical treatments can be damaging to your skin. Go easy on your skin and achieve visible results by exfoliating with Actifirm Z-Peel – you’ll eliminate dullness and boost radiance without regrettable long-term consequences.

Look beyond your face. The neck, chest, and hands tend to be overlooked, but skin in these areas can sustain damage just like your face. Treat these areas with the same level of respect as you would your face – that includes daily sunscreen.

The lesson to take away? When it comes to skin health, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. By taking simple, daily skincare steps from a young age, you can enjoy beautiful, healthy skin for a lifetime.


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