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3 Ways to Improve Your Skin No Matter Your Age

By Genevieve Cunningham

We all want clear skin. We want skin that glows. Skin that makes us look younger than we really are. For the most part, this is true no matter our age. In our teens, we're looking for skin that is smooth and clear. In our 20s, we continue looking for clear skin, but probably add a few anti-aging goals. And the older we get, the more we desire beautiful, clear, youthful skin. Of course, keeping your skin beautiful isn't always easy. Blemishes, wrinkles, and age spots often foil our plans. So what can we do? If you want to keep your skin as healthy as possible, take a look at these three tips to start now. 

Protect It From the Sun

Sunscreen is so important. Sun damage often happens without immediate effect. What does this mean? It means that, besides a sunburn, we may not see the effects of the sun for years. All of a sudden, we notice age spots and dry spots and other damage. To reduce this risk, we need to wear sunscreen every day, and we need to use layers and shade to our advantage as well. 

Add Moisture

Our skin likes moisture. If you ever see a person with beautiful skin in their golden years, you can almost bet that moisturizer is a big and consistent part of their routine. Moisturizer should be applied every morning and every night. You might start the day with a moisturizer and sunscreen combo, and then end the day with a moisturizing night cream. And don't forget to moisturize other parts of your body as well. The more moist we keep the skin, the softer it stays and the fewer wrinkles we'll be inviting as the years go by. 

See a Dermatologist

We often only see the dermatologist when we suspect a problem. If we see a changing mole or suffer from a skin condition, that's when we seek the advice of a professional. But a dermatologist can also help your skin stay healthy -- not just treat ailments. They can check for spots, suggest cleansers and moisturizers, and help you reach your skin goals. You don't have to wait for a problem to get help. Get help now so that you can be proactive about your skin moving forward.

It's OK to want clear skin. It's OK to want fewer wrinkles and age spots. It's OK to want to look your best for as long as possible! Use these tips to protect your skin, maintain your youthful appearance, and feel good in your own skin for the rest of your life.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Rocklin, Calif.

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