A lot of women do not think to start an anti-aging skin regimen right when they turn 18. But, why wouldn’t you want to keep your skin staying young for as long as possible? College lifestyle can really take a toll on your skin. From lack of sleep, drinking, and not taking off your makeup, your skin needs attention more than you think it does. I will give your effortless ways to keep your young skin radiant and glowing. Keep reading!
- Look for antioxidants. Antioxidants fight free radicals which are harmful particles found in the air. If you live in a polluted city, like New York City, your skin is getting penetrated with them everyday. Antioxidants are not just found in serums but also in foods like fruits and vegetables. Vitamins A, C and E fight free radicals. If you want a topical antioxidant, look for serums with plant-based nutrients.
- Drink up. Drinking water flushes out harmful toxins in your body. But it also hydrates you from inside out. Especially a night after drinking, you should really be drinking water like it is your job. If you are like me, drinking plain water is so boring. Try adding some cucumber to your water to give you some extra hydration.
- Working out. Even if it’s just a few push ups and squats in your dorm room, its something. The endorphins created while working out is scientifically proven to lift your mood and improve your complexion. Working out improves your skin the same way as it benefits your bones.
- SPF. There is some weird ideology going around that SPF is annoying or won’t get you tan. SPF is your friend. Not protecting your skin is a direct way to wrinkles or even skin cancer. You may not see them now but they pop up in your 30s. That is one thing that can not be undone. A lot of exposure to unprotected sunlight causes dull, dry, uneven texture, and broken capillaries on the skin. If there is one thing on this list that you take away from this article, it should be this one.
- Clean it up. One of the most easiest ways to prevent poor skin in the future is washing your face every night before bed. By washing off your make up which includes dirt, dead skin cells, and debris all together, it makes skin glow and look younger. Avoid harsh scrubs which causes inflammation.
- Exfoliation. Those late nights can really show up on your face by making your skin look dull and tired. To balance your late nights and healthy skin care, exfoliate with antioxidants 3 times a week to endure fresh skin and healthy skin.
- Fat. Eating unhealthy and greasy food daily doesn’t just show in your stomach but on your face as well. Harsh, I know. However, healthy fats benefit skin in more ways than one. Eating nuts, seeds, olive oil, and fish like salmon are packed with antioxidants and vitamins. This protects the skin from cell damage and delay the aging process.
- Stick to it. Purchasing great skin care products might make you feel good when you buy them because that means you’re doing the right thing for your skin. But that’s just the half of it. No products will work and show results if it’s just sits in your cabinet or drawer. Find products you love and stick to it (every morning and night). Even after a night of drinking.