When it comes to our skin, the truth is we’d all like time to slow down a bit. However, it’s natural for our skin to show signs of aging—visible fine lines, wrinkles and loss of elasticity. While these changes are inevitable, we can make skincare and lifestyle choices that will influence how our skin looks and feels as we age. Try these tips and take control of your skin’s future.
Tip 1: Stick with a Consistent Skincare Routine Focused on Skin Type and Anti-Aging
STEP 1: Cleanse with an anti-aging cleansing product that taps into the power of all-natural ingredients such as rosewood, carrot seed and horsetail to stimulate cell rejuvenation, support firmness and promote elasticity. This process is really the only way to properly prep the skin to absorb serums, moisturizers, and sunscreen. It also will get their skin completely clean which gives skin cells the best possible chance to regenerate overnight.
STEP 2: Use a serum and an eye cream. Highly active and packed with nutrients, serums will improve skin tone, texture and overall skin health. An anti-aging eye product is a must to target one of the first places your face shows its age: the eyes. Eye products are also good to use in the lip area, another place where you will see fine lines first.
STEP 3: Always, always moisturize and use sun protection. The truth is we know conclusively that sunscreen can help prevent photoaging or premature aging caused by the sun. These two steps are the best way to finish your anti-aging skincare routine every day.
Finally don’t forget to work consistent professional facials into your ongoing skincare plan.
Tip 2: Watch What You Eat
This seems obvious, but this one can be tough to stick to on a regular basis. But you know how much we believe in the power of botanicals for your skin, so definitely make sure you are thinking about nutrition in the same way. Healthy, simple, all natural foods prepared fresh will make all the difference in your overall energy, health and skin.
Tip 3: Don’t Smoke and Drink Less Alcohol
If you smoke, stop. Smoking will definitely speed up how quickly the skin ages, cause wrinkles (especially around the mouth), and leave your skin looking dull and yellowish. Alcohol is also rough on the skin. Dehydrating, it will damage the skin over time and lead to premature aging.
Tip 4: Practice Safe Sun
We know we mentioned using sunscreen in your skincare routine, but this one is important enough to bring up again. Whether spending a day at the beach or running errands, sun protection is essential. You can protect your skin by seeking shade, covering up with sun-protective clothing—such as a lightweight and long-sleeved shirt, pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses with UV protection—and using sunscreen that is broad-spectrum, SPF 30 (or higher), and water-resistant. You should apply sunscreen every day to all skin that is not covered by clothing.
Tip 5: Stay Fit
Exercise has some wonderful benefits for your overall health, but regular exercise can also help your skin. Findings from a few studies suggest that moderate exercise can improve circulation and boost the immune system. This, in turn, may give the skin a more-youthful appearance. And while you are working out (and all the time really), don’t forget to hydrate and drink enough water. H2O will benefit almost every part of your body.