I don't usually do text heavy posts like this, but I was trying to find a good new moisturizer to buy and came across this thread on the fashion spot talking about skin care regimes and how to keep your skin looking fantastic as you get older. Everybody, in one way or another, kept saying the same thing...in theory, it's pretty simple....
This is one woman's regimen:
First thing each morning, on an empty stomach, drink 16 ounces of room temperature water. I've been doing this since I was 20 years old (as taught to me by my grandmother who has never had a single procedure done, yet looks amazing at 95 years old!) Throughout the day, drink at least six more 8oz glasses of water (or three more 16 oz). You may add lemon or a splash of pure cranberry juice. Water will make your skin more supple and when skin is properly hydrated, wrinkles are less apparent.
Did you know that your body absorbs moisturizers better at night? Buy the best night cream your budget allows. You can go cheaper on a day cream as long as you use adequate sunscreen. But your night cream should be the best you can afford! Here are a few creams for different budgets that I like:
Low- Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream $23.99
Moderate- Prescriptives Good In Bed. $65
Moderate/High- Fresh Repair and Restore. $95
High- Darphin Predermine Anti-wrinkle Cream. $175
Natura Bisse Diamond Extreme Cream $318
Chantecaille Nano Gold Energizing Cream. $420
I know you know that you need sunscreen but do you know how much sunscreen you need? Minimum of SPF 30 daily and apply at least a shot glass full. Slather all over your face, neck, chest and hands, and you're good to go! My favorite sunscreen is Skinceuticals 30 or 45 spf.
Well toned skin attaches to the muscle better and will look more supple and youthful, not saggy. Plus yoga relaxes and de-stresses, did you know a stressed out person ages faster because the body's defense mechanism goes into overdrive and sucks the moisture out of the skin, making it look dry and wrinkly? How scary, right?
Do not diet, ever. Because diets don't work. Adapting a healthy lifestyle and good eating habits are the only way to maintain your weight and your youth. It's simple, each time you diet, you lose the weight but will most likely gain it back when you stop the diet. This causes your skin to loosen over time and sag. I have never been on a diet in my life (mostly because I love food and can eat linebackers under the table) but I have seen the toll it takes on friends who are yo yo dieters and trust me, it's not a pretty sight. Take it from Dr. Kenneth Cooper, the man who invented aerobics and spearheaded preventive health care. 70% healthy, 30% fun foods-- all in moderation. Basically, don't deny yourself if you want that piece of chocolate cake, but don't over indulge either! Eat a small piece to satisfy the sweet tooth but eat healthy the next two or three days. For the very thin and gaunt with wrinkly faces, sometimes gaining a few pounds is better than botox or restylane!