Anti-Aging Regimen of Skin Care Defies Winter's Effects

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(NC) Winter weather is harsh and drying, and that means older, duller-looking skin for many of us. Protect skin from the elements by following proven anti-aging skin care and lifestyle habits.

The key to protecting skin is moisturizing on a daily basis. Dry skin ages faster, so it's essential to keep properly hydrated at all times. Wash both your face and body with lukewarm water - not hot - and use a mild facial and body cleanser. After washing, apply a facial moisturizer that's appropriate to your skin type, and remember to wear sunscreen whenever you're outdoors - the sun's rays speed up the aging process. For the body, use a moisturizer that has an added firming benefit, like Curel Firming Q10 lotion, which contains coenzyme Q10, a natural antioxidant that helps defend against the signs of aging while improving skin's elasticity. For extra-dry spots like elbows and feet, try Curel Extreme Care lotion, which contains oatmeal and eucalyptus extracts for intense moisturizing.

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Regular moisturizing is half the battle to protecting skin. The rest is diet and exercise. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables, which are rich in antioxidants that help slow down the aging process. Drink at least eight glasses of water a day, as staying hydrated reduces the chances of getting dry skin. And finally, do some form of exercise daily, even if it's as little as walking 20 minutes three times a week. The increased oxygen to the tissues will help keep skin looking young and glowing - not to mention that regular exercise can help increase your lifespan.

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