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How To: Achieve Beautiful Skin at Every Age

There’s no doubt about it, your skin always needs great nutrition, and beauty from the inside out is key to ensuring beautiful skin at every age.

Skincare in Your 20s

Thanks to a plentiful supply of youth hormones such as estrogen, women in their 20s should enjoy radiant-looking, luminous skin and shiny hair. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle—which includes getting enough sleep and refraining from smoking—should help supply your body with abundant energy. Unfortunately, many women in their teens and twenties do not take the necessary steps to protect their skin from excess sun exposure and can often be found on the beach or in tanning salons. Given that this can cause your skin to age more rapidly, a self-tanner is your best bet to get that summer glow all year long (and don’t forget the non-chemical sunscreen). Even in your twenties, skin breakouts can still occur; be sure to keep skin clear, follow the anti-inflammatory diet and use oil-free skincare products.

Skincare in Your 30s

By the time you’re 30, you should make sure you’ve left those poor eating habits in your past. Why? Because the first place they’ll begin to show is in your face. With that in mind, your diet should include the following:

  • High-quality protein, like that found in fish, shellfish, poultry and tofu
  • Low-glycemic carbohydrates, including colorful fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains like old-fashioned oatmeal and legumes such as beans and lentils
  • Healthy fats, such as those found in cold water fish, nuts, seeds and olive oil
  • 6-8 glasses of pure spring water per day
  • Antioxidant-rich beverages such as green tea

Since collagen production decreases as you age, nutrients such as vitamin C are a crucial piece of your diet as well (especially as you move into your 40s).

Skincare in Your 40s

Be sure to take fish oil capsules and eat foods rich in healthy fats to help keep skin supple and youthful-looking. It’s also vital to include brightly colored fruits and vegetables in your diet to help reduce free-radical induced inflammation. And don’t forget the protein, which is especially needed for cellular repair. Keep a close eye on your alcohol intake—which can be damaging to skin and internal organs—as well as sugar and high-glycemic carbs which can rob your skin of its youthful contours.

Skincare in Your 50s and 60s

Products containing natural and non-toxic neuropeptides play an important role in the health and appearance of your skin. As we age, the levels of natural neuropeptides produced by the body tend to diminish. When we get older, our skin cell turnover decreases and can lose the thickness of the dermis through the loss of collagen and elastin; we also experience a decrease in important blood vessels which carry nutrients to the skin cells. The good news is that all of this can be greatly improved by the topical application of neuropeptides, which can be found in our Neuropeptide Collection. But that’s not all. Check out some additional tips below:

  • Incorporate Omega-3 Supplements into your diet
  • Regular exercise will help increase circulation to the face, promoting a glowing complexion
  • Avoid smoking, which restricts blood flow to the skin and can cause dullness, premature wrinkles, deep lines and loss of suppleness
  • Don’t go fat free, as this will make your skin dry and dull; instead, choose healthy fats for radiant-looking, supple skin
  • Get enough sleep! Sleep deprivation can impact your complexion and cause you to crave sugary, starchy foods)
  • Limit your alcohol consumption

Want healthy, youthful-looking skin no matter your age? Just keep these tips in mind and enjoy beautiful skin for many years to come.