Unlocking the Fountain of Youth: Four Skincare Habits to Adopt

At ArtSHINE, we care for our creative industries and we encourage our artists and designers to take care of themselves first.  We need to take care of number  ONE.

That is  YOU!

We need to take care of our health and looking after our body first so that we can look after other people around.

If you taking care of yourself you will feel good and happy.

The fountain of youth is a mythical body of water that is believed to be magical. For thousands of years, civilizations have believed that anyone who drinks from this fountain or bathes in its waters will be restored to their youthful glory. That promise alone is enough to tempt those who are craving for their youth.

This myth has become a popular reference to many pieces of literature dating back hundreds of years, and while no one has ever proven its existence, this still didn’t deter people from dreaming about restoring their youth. That’s why Botox procedures, implants, and other cosmetic surgeries were developed in the modern era.

These procedures allowed people to achieve some semblance of youthfulness by lifting their sagging skin, blurring out their laugh lines, and basically reversing the natural signs of aging. While there’s nothing wrong with doing such procedures, there’s also an easier route to achieving youthfulness: skincare. Here are four skincare practices that you can follow to minimize your signs of aging:


The practices of skincare aren’t limited to the products you’re using on your skin. It can also be affected by what you consume or put in your body, like water. You might be surprised at how something so plain and simple can have that many benefits for the human body, but water is a magical liquid.

While it’s often tasteless and bland, water has the power to hydrate the entire body and is essential to maintain organ functions. This is because the human body is approximately 60% water, which means that you need to drink enough water every day to remain in optimal condition.

This is a fact that most people tend to disregard because they would rather drink coffee, soda, or other beverages than drink plain water. But what they don’t know is that dehydrated people are more prone to developing skin disorders or succumbing to the signs of aging. So keep yourself hydrated.


The skin is the largest organ of the body, which covers all people from head to toe. While drinking lots of water throughout the day can hydrate your internal organs and provide moisture to your skin, sometimes, it’s not enough because the skin is exposed to the natural elements.

There are UV rays from the sun, harsh winds, or heavy rainfall that can all have different effects on the skin. Both the heat and wind can dry out the skin, causing it to break on the surface or lead to chapped lips. Before that happens and leaves you in pain, invest in good lip balm to keep your lips moisturized.

As for your body, you can use a dual antioxidant lotion that contains nutrients to make your skin glow. Some of the best body lotions contain vitamin C or glutathione, which can help you achieve a whiter and more even skin tone. It can also help reduce the signs of aging by reducing laugh lines or wrinkles.

It’s also important to keep your face moisturized so that you’re always looking fresh and young. Using the right moisturizer for your skin type can help lessen the rough and dry spots, which occur due to exposure to the natural elements.


Skin cancer is not only a myth that parents tell their kids when they refuse to apply sunblock at the beach. It is, in fact, a real disease that can be lethal when left untreated. To lessen the chances of developing skin cancer, people should protect their skin by using sunscreen and avoiding UV radiation.

Contrary to popular belief, sunscreen should be applied every time you are exposed to direct sunlight. Applying sunscreen is not limited to your trips to the beach or the community pool; it needs to be applied daily to minimize the chances of developing skin cancer later on.

A good sunscreen will have a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher so that it can limit the amount of radiation that penetrates your skin. Applying an additional layer of protection to your skin will not only keep it looking young and supple but will also lessen your chances of triggering skin disorders.


After an exhausting workday, you come home, eat dinner, and relieve your stress by watching your shows or reading a book before you head to bed. It’s important to resolve your worries and stress before you go to sleep because it might affect your quality of sleep.

Regular or chronic stress is often detrimental to your mental and physical health. It can also make people appear older than they actually are because of the dark bags under their eyes and the visible lines on their foreheads. Getting enough undisturbed hours of sleep can help reverse these signs of aging.

So stay away from unnecessary stress or resolve it immediately when you can because all that stress can affect your overall well-being. It will also leave you feeling tired and drained even when you haven’t done anything. Replenishing your cells through quality sleep is the secret to looking youthful and glowing all day.

Skincare will always be connected to self-care, and self-care means prioritizing what’s best for you. There’s no point in seeking out the mythical fountain of youth because it doesn’t exist. But there are plenty of ways to mimic that youthful outcome with the resources you have within arm’s reach.

Vinh Van Lam
the authorVinh Van Lam
Vinh Van Lam, co-founder of ArtSHINE, is a visionary art coach and entrepreneur with a passion for fostering creativity. With a diverse background in art and business, he brings a unique perspective to empower emerging artists, enabling them to thrive in the dynamic art industry through the innovative platform of ArtSHINE.

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