These days we all want to stop the clock if it means keeping our skin looking luminous and youthful. While there are some beauty advocates willing to explore ‘quick fix’ anti-aging treatments like fillers and botox, for others the mere thought of going under the knife is out of the question. So when it comes to the best-kept anti-aging ingredients, we’re lucky enough to live in a world of modern advancements in beauty, makeup and skincare - and this includes having a wide variety of skin-boosting products to choose from.
Whether you prefer to shop for bargain cosmetics online or you love to spend your lunch hour browsing the beauty counters for advice, today we’re so inundated with choice that discovering new anti-aging products is more accessible than ever before.
But finding the best type of products (that also tick the right boxes for your skin type) requires doing a little homework first, especially if you’ve never used anti-aging cosmetics before. Here are 3 tried-and-tested beauty recommendations to help you with your quest for beautiful and rejuvenated skin, without the need to spend a fortune or resort to drastic measures.
1. Hydrate with Hyaluronic Acid: Just like a work of art, the key to preserving a youthful glow in your pre-makeup routine is to start with a hydrating serum - preferably one that contains hyaluronic acid. Highly regarded for its powerful hydrating properties, this natural ingredient is essential for your skin’s moisture levels since it helps to retain water. The result? A natural dewy base that’s light enough to go unnoticed and keeps fine lines at bay. This miracle molecule can also be found in eye gels and night creams, which are ideal additions for your evening skincare routine.
2. Wear Sunscreen Daily: While there are many lifestyle factors that influence your appearance, wrinkles are usually the first tell-tale signs of aging. So if you want to age gracefully and preserve your skin for longer, it pays to wear a reliable daily sunscreen. Yes, sunscreen is not just for summer, in fact it’s a skincare essential to protect your complexion against environmental factors like pollutants and UV rays. The vast majority of drugstore and branded day creams do contain an SPF of 15 or above, so you won't have to apply those sticky or heavy sun creams to shield your cells from the outdoor climates. A good rule of thumb is: the fairer your skin tone, the higher SPF content you’ll need to factor into your morning moisturizer.
3. Exfoliate Your Skin: The third key component to healthier and younger-looking skin is to make time for exfoliation. You can easily do this 2-3 times a week with a cell-boosting face wash such as Mario Badescu's glycolic foaming cleanser. From homemade oatmeal masks you can wash off to mild glycolic cleansers, once you get into the habit of buffing away the build up of dirt and oil from your pores, this will not only reveal a fresh layer of skin every time, but will also instantly give your face a brighter look. It’s also worth noting that gentle exfoliation works by stimulating collagen renewal… the holy grail outcome of any smart anti-aging routine.
So whether you’re starting to test the waters with anti-aging cosmetics or you’re in need of a few tips to help you look your best, why not try adding these methods into your daily skincare routine today.
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