Aging is inevitable, but luckily there are steps we can take that can help slow down the aging process and leave us with beautiful, fresh and youthful skin.

Ever since I was young, my mom has constantly reminded me to take good care of my skin. It was something my grandmother taught her and it is something I will teach my children.

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Our skin is something we have to live with forever, so we better start taking care of it and making it a priority.

Here are some things we can do to help achieve youthful skin:

Hydration: Drink water, seriously! Not only do you need it daily, it helps your skin plump, smooth and maintain its elasticity.

Eating healthy: Beautiful skin starts with nourishment from within. Eating healthy will make you feel great and have your skin glowing too! Load up on fruit and vegetables containing powerful antioxidants.

Protect the skin: One of the most important ways to take care of your skin is to protect it from the sun. A lifetime of sun exposure can cause wrinkles, age spots and other skin problems — as well as increase the risk of skin cancer. Use a facial SPF on your face daily. Even if you aren’t going outside, the UV rays still come through the window.

Good Night’s Sleep: I know this is hard for a lot of parents, but when you can, make sure you are getting a solid night’s sleep. While you are sleeping, the skin’s repair mechanisms swing into action, so it’s important to make sure we are well rested.

Cleanse and moisturize daily: It is so important that you are washing your face daily and applying an appropriate moisturizer afterwards.  For me, I always make sure my routine is done right before I go to bed every night.  Spending the day in makeup, sweating, walking around dust, can really leave those pores clogged.

A good moisturizer is important whether you have dry skin or oily skin. Olay Regenerist Tone Perfecting Cream is a great moisturizing option if you are looking to fade the look of discoloration.

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Not only does it reduce the appearance of dark spots over time, it also brightens, exfoliates, and smoothes. Olay Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Cream regenerates the skin’s appearance to help recapture healthy-looking, youthful luminosity. Plus, it smells incredible and leaves the skin feeling so soft!

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My mom has been using Olay products since she was 20 years old and as you can see in the photo above, at age 60, her skin looks amazing!

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Olay is a worldwide leader in skin care and has been trusted by women for over 60 years, maintaining its founding philosophy: to maintain a deep understanding of women’s changing needs and to combine products that fit their needs with the latest advances in skin care technology. Regenerist was created along those lines to address women’s anti-aging needs, and millions of women have tried it and loved it, making Regenerist the #1 anti-aging moisturizer.*

“Disclosure: Compensation was provided by P&G via Mode Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of P&G.”

*Based on Nielsen data week ending 2/1/14.