Do you have a seat? According to a recent German study, a woman’s appearance on her hands, arms, and chest has a significant impact on how old people estimate her to be. In other words, you should be concerned about the aging of your skin in addition to your face. It goes without saying that aging is a given. But if you must age, why not take every precaution to delay it as long as you can? It turns out that aging may be caused by factors other than your genes and the sun. The sun does play a significant influence in the overall appearance of your skin, even though it’s not the sole cause. Always (always, always, always) wear broad-spectrum sunscreen that helps to block both UVA and UVB rays, and make sure it has an SPF value of at least 30. Remember to wear sunscreen every day because the sun’s rays are present whether it is sunny or not. And to provide optimal protection, don’t forget to reapply every few hours. Hydration is a further factor in skin that looks younger. The daily recommended amount of filtered water for glowing skin and optimum health is eight glasses. Your skin can quickly become dry and lifeless from dehydration, emphasizing wrinkles and aging. Your skin’s tissue and cells are replenished when you have enough water each day, giving you skin that looks younger and healthier. The simple act of getting enough sleep is another way to keep your appearance young. Your body continuously releases hormones during sleep that encourage cell regeneration and turnover. Take advantage of this period by applying age-defying ingredients like retinoids and beta hydroxy acid, which are both effective exfoliants and wrinkle reducers. However, bear in mind that these make you more sensitive to the sun, so use sunscreen with extra caution.