Did you know that your skin is the largest and most delicate organ of your body? If you didn’t, consider all of the daily and seasonal abuse that your skin is exposed to such as diet, perfume, skincare products, light and pollution, to name a few. All of these exposures can wreak havoc on your skin if it is not carefully and regularly cared for.

Most importantly, taking care of your skin is critical to looking your best and fighting the war on aging. Here are a few tips that can help your skin look younger and healthier:

Exfoliating is the most important part of your skin routine. Few people realize that the top layer of skin is composed of dead (yes, dead) skin cells! Exfoliating removes the dead surface skin cells, which in turn will reveal your more luminous, younger skin beneath.

Most importantly, exfoliating slows the aging process! After menopause, the process of shedding skin slows down. In addition, keratin-filled dead cells build up quicker and more unevenly once middle age is reached. Exfoliation speeds up the process, evens out your skin tone and makes your skin look healthier and younger.

Step two is to moisturize. It seems simple enough, right? Well, if you’re applying your moisturizers wrong then it’s just about as effective as the bottle of vitamins that sits in your cabinet. If it is applied correctly, it boosts hydration in your skin, prevents flaking and dullness, and creates a protective layer of moisture that lasts all day. Plus, proper application will help anti-aging ingredients work better, increasing the odds that they’ll work.

Lastly, make sure to use gloves while washing dishes or doing household chores. The harsh chemicals in cleaning products can break down, and dry out your skin, which will make it look old. Hot water, bleaches, degreasers, soaps, and anti-bacterial agents are all culprits for drying and aging. Apply a balm or moisturizer on your hands before putting on your gloves. In this case, hot water will be beneficial to help the lotion penetrate your skin better.

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