Modern cosmetic and medical science has discovered lots of ingredients that can efficiently tackle the challenges that our skin faces with age – with the right skincare regimen, you can reverse the wheel of time, making thin lines disappear, wrinkles less visible and restoring the elasticity, freshness and useful appearance of the skin. Here are a few of the most important things that you should know about when it comes to the appropriate age-defying skincare routine.
The Importance of Skin Cleansing
Our skin is permanently exposed to the contaminants and bacteria that float around in the air and the skin’s natural metabolism also leaves dead skin cells on the surface of our skin that can clog the pores, cause breakouts and confer a dull, unhealthy appearance to your skin. Choose a gentle cleanser that appropriate for your skin type and use it on your face, your neck and your cleavage twice a day, in the morning and in the evening. If you use make-up, pay special attention to removing even the last, tiniest make-up residue from your skin – the task is essential for healthy, youthful skin.
The skin becomes more sluggish with age, less able to restore and replenish itself. The process of generating new skin cells also slows down as the years go by, which also means that dead skin cells are shed less effectively. To help your skin maintain its youthful appearance and to prevent skin aging and the appearance of lines and wrinkles, chose a gentle chemical exfoliant that dissolves the layer of dead cells on your skin. Pick a product that adds nutrients to your skin – the exfoliants that contain alpha-hydroxy acids are best.
Use Anti-Aging Creams and Lotions
The best anti aging serum formulas have been developed to stop or prevent the loss of collagen, one of the skin’s most important proteins and the one responsible for skin elasticity. Choose creams or serums that contain derivatives of vitamin C, A and E – they will not only rebuild the collagen in your skin, but will also protect your skin against the harmful effects of free radicals and other contaminants floating in the air that your skin is in constant contact with.
Never Go without Sunscreen
Sunscreen is not only for the hot summer days – the sun’s rays are harsh on our skin all year around, not only when sunshine is associated with heat. Applying a thin layer of sunscreen whenever you go out is essential for maintaining your skin’s youthful appearance by preventing the breakdown of collagen and elastin, by preventing skin thinning and the appearance of patches.
Use Appropriate Anti-Aging Products on Your Entire Body
Aging does not affect the skin of the face and the neck – the skin ages all over the body. Fortunately, nowadays you can find lots of skincare products to be used on your body – the process of anti-aging skincare for your body is very similar to the skincare routine that you apply on your body: cleanse with a suitable gel or soap, exfoliate with a suitable scrub or chemical exfoliant, then nourish your skin with an appropriate body lotion.