Easy Tips to Keep Your Skin from Aging - Moisturize your skin. Especially in a dry climate like Colorado, moisturize twice a day and exfoliate. Be sure to use moisturizer that matches your skin type. Drink plenty of water. Again, with a dryer climate, it’s more important to stay hydrated, helping your skin keep it’s healthy glow. Eight glasses of water is recommended to keep skin supple and maintain its elasticity. Hydration also helps with overall health, digestion, circulation, absorption and even excretion. The lack of hydration will present itself by turning your skin dry, tight and flaky. Wash your face twice a day with a gentle cleanser formulated for your skin type. It’s important to wash before bed because skin rejuvenates overnight, so getting rid of oil buildup and dirt is essential. Use plenty of SPF 30+. Sunscreen helps your skin look healthy and beautiful, protecting it from the outside in. Sun damage is the primary cause of wrinkles, sunspots, dryness, blotches and skin cancer. Exfoliate every two months. Removing the dead skin cells allows healthy new skin to replace the exfoliated cells and breathe resulting in smoother skin and less acne. Exercise. Anything that promotes healthy circulation also helps keep your skin vibrant and healthy. Exercise aids in increasing skin tone and maintaining elasticity from an increase of blood flow. Take a multi-vitamin daily with vitamin D and calcium for a more vibrant complexion and strong bones. Eat a well-balanced diet. Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, minerals, vitamins and protein to keep your skin looking smoother, younger and to ward off wrinkles. Avoid smoking and second hand smoke. Smoke alters the amount of oxygen in your blood, which affects the health of your skin. It can accelerate the aging process, causing the skin to droop, develop wrinkles and lines and cause dryness, broken capillaries and blotchiness. Avoid stress. Stress can make your face age by a decade and the skin more dull and cause breakouts. Two grams of Vitamin C daily can correct some of the stress related skin issues. Get photofacial treatments. Living at higher altitude increases sun-damage to the skin and accelerates the skin’s natural aging process. Photo rejuvenation helps reduce irregular pigmentation including sunspots, freckles, broken capillaries, rosacea and acne. It also helps with reducing the size of enlarged pores, thus improving tone and texture of the skin.