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We, as women know that taking care of our skin is a number one priority to maintain a youthful and healthy appearance. With summer coming to end, it doesn't mean that you should abandon certain maintenance techniques that you think you only need in the summer like applying sunscreen. In fact, that is something you should always do year round! In fact there are several things that you need to do year round and not just seasonally to maintain a healthy glow and keep wrinkles at bay. Keep reading to see what you need to add or readjust into your daily skin care regimen.

  • Avoid exposure to the sun: OK we all know this is pretty explanatory. But you also need to avoid artificial sun exposure as well like what you get when you use a tanning booth. If you're spending a lot of time outdoors, wear a hat and clothing that is light colored or white to reflect the light.

  • Wear sunscreen: This is another 'duh' statement. But wearing sunscreen is a year round thing not just during the warmer months. Yes, you can get sunburned in the winter especially if you’re spending time where there is a lot of snow, since the snow reflects the light onto your face. Use a sunscreen with at least SPF 15 and one that is broad spectrum.

  • Avoid smokers or quit smoking: Smoking deprives your body of oxygen and increases the free radicals in your body. Basically the opposite of what you need to maintain healthy looking skin. Smoking can also cause premature wrinkling especially around the lips.

  • Avoid processed foods, refined foods and sugars: All these foods contain chemicals in them that can be harmful to your body and can also cause your skin to age and wrinkle prematurely.

  • Always use a moisturizer: Even if you have oily skin, there is a moisturizer out there for you. Keeping your skin moisturized will fatten up your skin cells and leave your skin looking soft and supple. Another caveat? It also helps to smooth out wrinkles.

  • Exercise regularly: Exercising regularly will increase the oxygen intake and your blood flow. Not to mention the perfect youthful flush when you're finished working out!

  • Sleep on your back: This is a bit more difficult. But by sleeping on your back, you are avoiding creasing your skin that can later cause wrinkles. If you just can't sleep on your back, opt for a satin pillow.

  • Avoid environmental pollutants: Have to put gas in your car? Have your significant other to do it for you instead! Gasoline fumes amongst other air pollutants can age your skin.

  • Wear sunglasses: Sunglasses don't only protect your eyes from the sun but they also protect the fine thin area around your eyes, one of the first places where wrinkles can appear.

  • Stay hydrated and eat healthy: Water keeps you hydrated but do you know how much you need? Use this simple formula; half your body weight in ounces is what you need daily and if you're exercising add a liter of water to that with a half teaspoon of sea salt to ensure proper electrolyte replacement (Source: U.S. News) A healthy diet rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and eight to ten daily servings of fruits and vegetables are also essential for healthy looking skin.

  • Avoid stress: Of all the tips, this one may be one of the hardest to follow through. Just look at the world around us. We are constantly bombarded daily with constant stress factors work, family, school, etc.) and all of that does nothing good for your health let alone your skin. Release the stress and keep wrinkles at bay by taking a brisk walk, doing some yoga, writing in a journal; anything that takes your mind off of whatever is stressing you and you find relaxing. Remember Calgon? That's right! Let Calgon take it all away!

  • Start an anti aging skin care program: If you're really concerned about early aging and premature wrinkles or are already seeing some signs, consult with your doctor about non surgical alternatives. They may refer you to a dermatologist who can prescribe you product like Retinol, Retin-A, Renova (for fine facial wrinkles) and Tazorac, an acne fighting treatment.

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