Is Your Skin Tone Making You Look Older?

It is always a great feeling to have clear and radiant skin but nothing good ever comes easy. As you scan the shelves of stores for skin care products, you will find many that address problems such as dullness, redness, uneven skin tone, and age spots. Skin with such problems is said to have lost its radiance, which is responsible for making you look older. If your face has an uneven skin tone, it can make you look twice as old as wrinkles around your eyes do. Patchy skin is one of the biggest skincare challenges today. Before you know how to make your skin look radiant, you need to know what causes your skin to become dull and uneven.

What Causes Your Skin To Lose Its Radiance?

It is important to take care of your skin by cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing, and by drinking plenty of water, but as you grow older, it becomes quite difficult to slow down or reverse the

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effects of time. Many women start seeing changes to their skin tone during their early 30s. And when you reach your 40s, your skin can lose its luster and elasticity, especially if you love being out in the sun, if you smoke, if you are chronically stressed, and if you live in a polluted city. Collagen is important for clear and tight skin. Sunlight and pollution break down collagen, making your skin look dull and causing brown sun spots.

When you step out into the sun without sunscreen, the UV rays of the sun dry your skin and eventually alter the DNA of your pigment cells. Too much sunlight can also lead to excessively dilated blood vessels, resulting in red patches and spider web-like appearance of your veins when you reach your 50s or 60s. Even particles of pollutants can penetrate your skin and cause your blood vessels to dilate and can make your skin itchy and red. The hormones released during pregnancy also cause increased pigmentation in areas of sustained sun damage. Age spots can appear in menopausal women because

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their estrogen levels drop, resulting in low sebum production.

How Can You Preserve The Radiance Of Your Skin?

Whenever you buy skincare products, you should make a note of what the product is for and how well it suits your skin. Just because a product is popular, it does not mean that it is good for your skin. If your skin is sensitive, you should avoid at-home microdermabrasion kits and exfoliants. You should always apply a sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 15 whenever you step out of your house regardless of the type of weather.

If your skin is not sensitive, then a gentle exfoliator will keep your skin looking clean and fresh, but always remember to moisturize your skin after. A moisturizer with vitamin E or C contains antioxidants that help prevent damage caused by free radicals. You can even apply creams that block the formation of melanin, the major cause of age spots, even before age spots appear.

What Is The Safest
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Way To Take Care Of Your Skin?

The best and the safest way to take care of your skin is by using natural ingredients. You can use products like yogurt, aloe vera, and honey to nourish your skin and lemon to bleach dark spots. Even turmeric works wonders when it comes to imparting a glow to your skin and getting rid of microbes that cause skin infections. If you do notice any unwanted and drastic changes to your skin, you should consult your dermatologist instead of taking matters into your own hands.