Properly treated skin is an important aspect of a persons overall health and beauty. With that being said, its disturbing how many people don't know that our skin is the body's largest organ and must be treated well in order to function properly as we age. Today I am going to cover 10 anti-aging skin care tips you can use for smooth young looking skin.

Tip #1: Understand your skin type

Do you know your skin type? If not, its crucial that you distinguish exactly what type of skin you have before you decide what products or procedures might be right for your situation. Without this information you could sacrifice time, money and health by using improper products.

Tip #2: Stay hydrated

By drinking a lot of water on a daily basis you will help your skin stay moist and smooth. If you can drink 8 to 10 servings of water on each day your skin and the rest of your body will have the liquid it needs for healthy function.

Tip #3: Keep you skin clean

It should be no surprise that dirt and grime are attacking your skin on a daily basis. Be steady with your daily showers and face washing sessions to keep your skin from getting bogged down with dirt and oil. It is recommended that when you clean your skin you use luke warm water because both hot and cold water can actually end up causing damage.

Tip #4: Don't scrub so hard

Make sure that you don't scrub or exfoliate your skin too often. Also remember to take it easy when using skin care products. By using too much or too many products you actually cause damage to your skin rather than help it.

Tip #5: Moist skin is healthy skin

This anti-aging skin care tip is very important. Dryness can actually cause the skin to break apart and look rough or abrasive. You can keep your skin moist by avoiding too much sunlight and using organic moisturizers. Please not that moisturizers work best while your skin is still damp (ie. After cleansing).

Tip #6: Where to use soap

Believe it or not soap isn't intended for your face and should only be used from the neckline down.

Tip #7: Avoid too much sun exposure

While a little sun brings you Vitamin D, too much sun can hurt you because of UV radiations. If you spend a bunch of time out in the sun it's important that you cover up, or use a non toxic sunscreen.

Tip #8: Get plenty of shut-eye and keep your body moving

It seems like this information shows up for just about anything pertaining to health and wellness. When it comes to skin though, having a lack of sleep can lead to the formation of wrinkles and lack of exercise can actually cause your skin to slack or become saggy.

Tip #9: Don't trust all skin care products

Since the skin care industry is "un-regulated" many companies manufacture products that either haven't properly been tested or contain damaging chemicals. Make sure you become a label reader and educate yourself on the toxins that are found in many skin care products. Or better yet, only use natural occurring products that are found in nature such as essential oils.

Tip #10: Bust away from stress

Let's face it, its a stressful world and many of us let that beat us down. Since its a proven fact that stress can affect many aspects of a person's health, you must realize that the skin is no different. If you are overstressed its going to show on your face and skin so take a chill pill and try to relax every once in awhile.

In conclusion, by following these anti-aging skin care tips you can avoid many skin problems and diseases that affect our society. Remember that your skin is a living and functioning organ of your body and must be treated as so. Don't forget that a little prevention today can make all the difference just a few years down the road.