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12 Secrets Of Women With Great Skin 12 Secrets Of Women With Great Skin

- (Huffington) - 1 years, 4 months ago...

SPECIAL FROM #1 Wash your face daily Washing your face every night removes dirt and oil, and hydrates your skin. It’s the one thing that every one of the radiant grandmothers we spoke to had in common. Most of the women keep it old-school simple, with gentle soap and water, followed by an inexpensive moisturizer. Kim Gratton, a grandmother of three who lives in New Hampshire, uses coconut oil instead of soap. “I just add a little oil to a washcloth that’s dampened with warm water and rub gently. Then, rinse, and massage in a little more coconut oil as a moisturizer," she says. “I love what it does for my skin!” Try it: Always wash your face with warm water, not hot, since it can irritate skin. If using coconut oil, rub a teaspoon’s worth of the oil onto your skin and let it sit for a few minutes before wiping off, or wash it off with water. The medium-chain fatty acids in coconut oil make it antibacterial, antimicrobial, antifungal and antiviral, so it offers your skin protection against bacteria as well as keeping it well moisturized. #2 Drink water “The thing I’ve noticed that makes the biggest difference for me is hydration,“ says Kim Gratton. “Drinking lots of water really does give my skin a softer look—the little ‘grandma lines' are much less noticeable.” Research has shown that drinking water increases blood flow, and improves skin's density and plumpness, effectively filling in lines and wrinkles. “More than 70 percent of our brain, our hearts, our lungs are water. Our bodies overall are about 60% water,” says Geraldine Smith, a retired geriatric care nurse and grandmother of three who lives in New York City. “It just makes sense that we respond to water! I drink as much as I can as early in the day as I can since I don’t like to get up in the middle of the night.” Try it: While everyone’s hydration needs vary, the “eight glasses a day” guideline is still a good place to start. Keep in mind that many fruits and vegetables also include a high percentage of water, including cucumbers, celery, tomatoes, strawberries, and watermelon. Another hydration secret: Keep your environment moist as well, recommends Kathryn Frew, M.D., a dermatologist and founding partner of Modern Dermatology. “Investing in a good humidifier can go a long way to keeping your skin properly hydrated, particularly during the winter months,” she says. #3 Moisturize “Moisturizing your skin is absolutely the key to halting the aging process,” says Sabrina Dowd, M.D., a dermatologist in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. “You don’t have to spend a lot of money. In fact, skin often becomes more sensitive as we age, and even expensive beauty products can be irritating.” She suggests using a natural oil like coconut oil, which helps the skin lock in it's moisture. “Organic coco...

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