Every woman eventually faces the inevitable reality of aging and its many effects on their skin. As we age, our skin loses its elasticity and forms embarrassing and unattractive lines and wrinkles. Some women turn to expensive and painful plastic surgery procedures in order to manipulate the face to appear decades younger. However, these procedures have many drawbacks, and therefore it may be time to consider more natural approaches to age-defying beauty.

While it’s impossible for us to stop the clock and prevent aging from happening, there are some simple ways to significantly reduce the physical effects of aging and maintain healthy, glowing skin no matter what age we are.

Stay Hydrated

As we get older, our skin becomes more prone to dryness as the result of hormonal changes. Skin that was once supple and soft can slowly become flaky and dehydrated. To keep skin soft and healthy, pay attention to how much water you consume daily. Drinking eight to ten glasses of water each day will provide your skin with the proper amount of hydration it needs to prevent it from becoming parched and dry.


Many women may not be aware of the fact that our skin has a metabolism. This metabolism slows down as we age and collagen production reduces significantly. This slowing down also results in dead skin cells that linger longer as new skin cells take longer to develop. These dead skin cells clog our pores and cause blackheads. They also give our skin a dull appearance that is anything but youthful. By exfoliating twice weekly, we can remove these dead skin cells and instantly brighten our skin. This habit will also help prevent embarrassing breakouts from developing.

Take Your Lifestyle Habits Seriously

If you are a smoker or a heavy drinker, it’s time to quit. Both of these unhealthy substances have been proven to prematurely age the skin. Other poor choices that result in an aged complexion include lack of sleep and poor eating habits. If you want your skin to defy the effects of aging, start changing your routine and habits to boost your health. A body that is in optimal health will result in much younger-looking skin. Incorporate nutritious fruits and vegetables into your diet, be sure to get adequate sleep each night and take up yoga or meditation to reduce stress levels which can wreak havoc on your complexion. By following these three simple yet effective tips, your skin will be able to maintain much of its youth and radiance regardless of how old you are.

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