Anti-aging skin care regimes are becoming a critical component to many people’s beauty routine. The goal is to look younger, longer. Many want their appearance to reflect their vital state of mind and health.
All anti-aging skin care techniques work to reduce the progression of visible signs of aging. While getting older is a process that cannot be stopped, it can be slowed with the proper internal and external care of the body.
It is possible to delay the natural aging process through cosmetic surgery, expensive medical treatments, diet and exercise. The many hundreds of anti-aging products on the market can also provide assistance. Whether they are applied externally or ingested internally, many men and women are taking advantage of the new breakthroughs in skincare.
Most topical anti-aging skin care products are designed to moisturize and hydrate the skin, lessen fine lines, reduce roughness and pigmentation, and protect the skin from sun damage. Various ingredients may be found in ready-made products and can contribute to anti-aging skin care techniques. Look for products that include Aloe Vera, Alpha lipolic acid, coenzyme Q10, copper, Embilica, flavonoids, Phyto-oestrogens, and Vitamins A, C and E.
One quick and easy anti-aging technique is a dry brush exfoliation. This procedure can be done in the morning shower. Take a soft, natural bristle brush, apply light pressure and brush in small circles. This eliminates dead skin cells, improves lymph and blood circulation and decreases puffiness. An exfoliation cream can also provide similar effects.
A critical component to good skin care is limitation of sun exposure and use of a good sunscreen. Ultraviolet rays not only damage the DNA in skin cells, but also inhibit the mechanisms that repair damaged skin cells. It is advised to apply protection with an SPF 15 or higher daily.
It is important to continuously use moisturizer during cold weather and dry heat. Applying moisturizer to a damp face helps seal in moisture. Ensure that these moisturizing products do not contain alcohol as it can dry the skin.
Applying retinoid topical creams can help stimulate collagen production and reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Retin-A Micro and Renova are two brands available by dermatologist prescription.
A good tip is to layer anti-aging, skincare formulas. Try a wet, hydrating cream under a rich, dense balm to give skin a plumped up, cushiony look. Use the fingers’ warmth to help blend the creams.
Nothing will completely halt the progression of time.
Aging is an inevitable fact of life. But with proper anti-aging skin care and maintenance, anyone can look as good as they feel.