You would have noticed that there are hundreds of anti-aging products flooding the market and various offers and promises of completely eliminating wrinkles, fine lines, and dark spots and so on. The simple fact is that if you want to retain your youthful self you need to take control of things that are in your hand. What you eat, the level of exercise and lifestyle changes are all things that you can easily do to slow down the skin’s aging process. This beginner’s guide will help you get started on how you can age gracefully.

1. Don’t skip the sunscreen: Anti-aging skin care routines should be started at a young age itself, you spend all your time outside and being at a lot of different places, your skin is exposed to the sun and pollution, as you age you will notice the impact of overexposure to the sun. Applying sunscreen frequently will help to decrease early signs of skin aging such as dark spots and lines. Use a sunscreen that has broad-spectrum protection, i.e., which can protect you from all the harmful UVA and UVB rays.

2. Your lifelong friend, The Moisturizer: A moisturizer is a must with any other anti-aging creams that you use. You will definitely notice a difference in your skin’s appearance as you keep using a moisturizer. A good moisturizer helps to distribute and lock in water to all parts of the body where applied and helps to promote a radiant, hydrated and glowing skin.

3. Throw away all your bad habits: Your habits and daily lifestyle will determine how your skin will look. Junk food, smoking, exposure to the sun, a lack of sleep are all major causes of unhealthy skin. Make these changes at a young age itself, and your future self will give you a big hug!