Beautiful, young looking skin is a goal we all want to achieve; but it can be easier said than done. There are many factors that go into the health of your skin, and you will have to pay attention to each if you want your skin looking its best.

These ten tips will get you on the right path toward proper skin care:

No Smoking

Everyone knows that smoking is bad for your lungs, but you may be surprised to hear that it is also damaging to your skin. Research has shown that smoking contributes to wrinkles and can make your skin look older. Not only does smoking deplete the skin of oxygen and nutrients, but it also reduces the skins elasticity.

Stress Management

Has your skin ever broken out when you were stressing out about a test or a job interview? That’s because stress can have a number of adverse health effects, including its impact on your skin. Stress increases the body’s production of hormones that make skin oily. It also decreases the body’s ability to fight off bacteria that causes acne.

There are many things you can do to keep your stress in check. You may want to consider yoga, exercise, or a massage.

Wear Sunscreen

In small doses, spending time in the sun can be valuable to your skin because it exposes you to Vitamin D. Unfortunately, too much exposure to the sun can cause wrinkles, age spots, and can increase the risk of cancer. It is highly recommended that you use a sunscreen (SPF 15 or stronger) whenever you go outside. Sunscreen should be reapplied every two hours. Hats, long sleeve shirts, and pants can also help prevent your skin from being exposed to the sun.

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