The Perfect Anti-Aging Skincare Routine
Any woman will certainly want a younger-looking skin always. If you ask around, don’t be shocked if many will answer that looking younger than their real age is on top of their wish list.
As we age, so as our skin. Our skin cells are growing and dying every day. We can’t stop this because this is a normal cycle. What we can do is to slow down our skin aging, but of course, figuring out how to get ageless skin is not that simple. Before you can come up with a skincare routine, you must know and understand the most common causes/factors of premature aging so that you can prevent it from happening, because as the saying goes “prevention is better than cure”.
What Causes Our Skin to Age
Aging is a natural process of growing old. Yet, there are many factors that play important role in whether we age gracefully or we aged faster than our biological age.
- Excessive drinking and smoking – We all know that it will not do us any good. Aside from it makes us look older, it also brings all kinds of health problems. Heavy smokers develop fine lines and wrinkles faster than those who do not smoke. Deep forehead wrinkles and fine lines around the mouth and eye are visible. Heavy drinkers have facial skin that has been discolored over time, has poor muscle tone, and often has blood vessels or spider veins.
- Sun damage – Sun damage is the number one cause why we have visible fine lines and wrinkles. Age spots, pigmentation, reduced skin elasticity, and other forms of discoloration are caused by harmful UV rays.
- Unhealthy diet – There are foods that will help you retain a younger-looking skin and healthy body, and there are foods that will help you age faster than normal. Choosing a diet that is high in fats and sugar and consuming processed foods is a good example of poor diet. Choose healthy foods like green leafy vegetables and fresh fruits to be healthy inside out.
- Stress – If you are currently stressed over something – stop! You’re only making yourself look old. Stress can take a toll on your face. Dark circles, wrinkles, under eye bags, and even hair loss are signs that stress is affecting your health.
Keep reading and learn the perfect anti-aging skincare routine below:
♥ Start your skincare routine with a gentle cleanser. Cleansing day and night is important in removing dirt, oil, and other unwanted debris. Daily cleansing removes these impurities and gives the skin a fresh look. Without washing, your skin will be covered with a thick layer of dirt, product build-up, and bacteria which make it difficult for other products to penetrate the skin properly.
♦ Regular cleansing is a must if you want to have a healthy and radiant looking skin.
♦ Cleansing helps anti-aging products and treatments work properly on the skin.
♦ Cleansing helps maintain proper pore size.
♦ Encourages proper skin hydration and prevents the production of excess oil.
♥ Don’t forget your eyes. The area around the eyes is the first part of your face that shows visible signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles. The skin here is much thinner, drier, and sensitive than other areas of the face. Since the area around the eye is more fragile, it is only proper to treat it gently. Don’t forget to use an eye cream day and night to reduce the signs of aging.
♥ Use a toner. Toners are most helpful and necessary for people with oily or acne-prone skin. Toners are also necessary if you wear heavy makeup all day because it removes traces of dirt and grime that your regular cleansers can’t remove.
♦ Toner shrinks pores.
♦ Restore skin’s pH balance.
♦ It adds a layer of protection.
♦ Prevent ingrown hairs.
♦ It moisturizes and refreshes the skin.
♥ Exfoliate. Skin will slow down replenishing itself as we age. Meaning, your dead skin cells aren’t replaced as quickly, as a result; your skin will look dull and uneven. Skin exfoliation is the best way to get rid of dead cells. Choose a gentle exfoliating product and as a much as possible avoid those that contain harsh ingredients.
♥ Don’t forget your serums. In general, serums contain a higher concentration of active ingredients than a moisturizer. The best serums are those with retinol and vitamin C content. It increases collagen in your skin and acts as an antioxidant that soaks up biological and environmental oxidative stress that builds up and causes aging.
♥ Moisturize, moisturize, and moisturize! Applying moisturizer correctly brings many benefits. It boosts skin hydration, prevents flaking and dullness, and creates a protective layer of moisture that lasts all day. Proper application of your moisturizing cream will help anti-aging products work better on your skin.
♥ Never skip your sunscreen. The sun is responsible for the many signs of aging on your skin, and applying a sunscreen is one sure way to keep your skin looking as young as possible.
With the right products on your hand and the know-how on using them, you can address or combat your visible aging skin like a pro. Show your skin some TLC, start now! 🙂