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What are some steps I can do to look and feel younger/healthier ?

Asked by partyrock (3863 points ) October 9th, 2011

Particularly how my skin look. People usually think I’m 7 years older which freaks me out. I don’t care about having wrinkles but lately my skin has been looking dry, aged, tired, pimples, and not radiant. What are some things to get my skin looking in shape ? Eat more fruits, vegetables, exercise, water, what else? Is it worth buying expensive creams and scrubs too?

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MRSHINYSHOES's avatar

Try L-Ascorbic acid cream, also known as stabilized Vitamin C. The doctors recommended it on their Dr.‘s show, and it’s supposed to be one of the few things that promote the production of collagen in the skin. My wife tried it, and she said it works for her. It’s not too expensive.

Drinking more water, eating oranges, exercising, and getting more sleep all help too.

dreamwolf's avatar

Take Biotin & Vitamin E pills, or better yet foods which contain them. Moisturize your skin to plump it up.

dreamwolf's avatar

Take a yoga class too! You can probably do it from youtube.

GabrielsLamb's avatar

I take a powder of super green foods with probiotics, I also take a collagen powder and I use the vitamin C that Mr. Shineyshoes suggested that is a topical. I walk and jog at least 3 times a week, ultimately every day (But I have been slacking lately because of my sleep being messed up) Im getting older though, It’s genetics mostly.

I smoke (bad I know) and I am a natural insomniac so no sleep is bad for your looks and skin too. I developed adult acne in my late 30’s, I don’t know why other than to say it was stress and hormones but those three things tend to offset the rest of the stupid things I do so..

here are the things I use.

Dr. Vanessas collagen powder
http://www.arnoldsupplements.com/Dr_Venessa_s_Anti_Aging_3_Collagen_p/drven-005.htm
I think the tropical is HORRIBLE, I prefer the berry.

Vitamin C skin Serum
http://www.vitamin-c-skincare.com/skinagingserum.html

Supergreen foods
http://www.allstarhealth.com/f/garden_of_life-perfect_food.htm

I do a charged workout that includes walking with weights, jogging with weights and I do arms and waist as I walk

I almost never drink soda, I drink the PURE water fruit packages iin water and coffee and that’s it. I mix all of my supplements with that and water.

Sometimes I do occasionally take a powdered protein too but I think it is what has made me put on weight for some reason so that I don’t like it, it makes me gain fast for some reason it sucks.

Soupy's avatar

Drinking plenty of water, and eating healthy foods is spot on.

I don’t think it’s worth buying expensive creams and scrubs. All you really need is a cleanser to wash your face with, and a light moisturizer for after, preferably something with some sunscreen in it if you live somewhere with a high UV rating.

If you’re having trouble with pimples, try not to touch your face. It makes them worse, The oil from your hands rubbing all over pimple-prone areas is a no-no. Also make sure your pillow cases are always clean, as your face probably spends hours and hours a night touching it.

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Hibernate's avatar

If you are a woman get pregnant. Might be outside your idea range but it will revitalize your body :P

woodcutter's avatar

Don’t party as much.

Pandora's avatar

As already mentioned. Rest, reduce stress, exercise, add fruits and vegetables to your diet and drink plenty of water. Avoid eating fatty foods as much as possible. Especially eating drive fast foods and fried foods.
Massage your face daily and be sure to wash it well before bed time. I switched to using sea breeze and it helps clean and tone your skin and balance the ph levels on your skin.
Afterwards I put on oil of Olay on the dry spots. I have combination skin so I try not to put it on the oily spots where I’m more likely to break out.
To help exfoliate, I make a baking soda and water paste and scrub it on my face to help clean out the pores. (follow with cold water rinse and sea breeze) Then add some lotion.
Always finish washing your face with cold water.
Change your pillow case often.

marinelife's avatar

Current day skin creams do work. Avon has a good range for reasonable prices. They are called Anew.

CWOTUS's avatar

Drink more water and take more steps. Literally: take more steps. Walk more.

Sunny2's avatar

All of the above plus: Take a dance class. Great exercise, fun, invigorating. It’ll put a spring in your step and a smile on your face. Takes years off you generally.

lifeflame's avatar

Deep belly laughing.
Also, qigong exercises will vitalize your body from within. I do tai chi and there’s often a very healthy glow from practitioners. My sifu must be in her mid-sixties but she really doesn’t look like it at all! (picture)

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