Why Basic Skincare Can Make You Look 10 Years Younger

A good skincare routine can make you look a decade younger.

Nobody likes getting old. But over time, aging affects all of us. Depending on your susceptibility to the effects of aging and the shape and structure of your body, you might experience crow’s feet, wrinkles, age spots, and other physical signs.

For the most part, these developments are unpreventable. There is no exercise regimen, supplement, or diet that can stop your body from getting older. But with a bit of time and attention to a regular skincare routine, you can improve both the look and feel of your skin—and make yourself look and feel younger in the process.

Skin and the Signs of Aging

Our organs, our muscles, our bones, and our minds are all aging, but it’s our skin that gets all the attention. Not only is our skin the most immediately obvious part of us, it’s also one of the most susceptible parts to changes in our daily routine. Accordingly, your habits can make or break the appearance of your skin, and thus, how old you look to outsiders.

The Ideal Skincare Routine

Fortunately, you don’t need to spend thousands of dollars on a skin treatment to look and feel younger. For most people, even a basic routine can provide a substantial improvement. So what does that routine consist of?

  • Wash with gentle soaps. Cheap, basic soaps are hard on your skin; stick to gel-based, moisturizing alternati