Aging is natural and inevitable. No matter what you do, you cannot stop the clock and be young forever.
But, you can fake it. Anti-aging is a big business within the beauty industry. No matter where you look, you can always find skincare products that promise youthful-looking skin.
If you are in the market for an anti-aging skincare routine, here are the products you should start using.
Add Face Oils to Your Beauty Routine
One popular skincare item that, according to many, works effectively against aging is face oil. Many kinds of face oil promise to keep the signs of aging at bay. Some of the most popular are rosehip oil, sunflower oil, and moringa oil for the skin.
When you are young, your skin naturally produces oil called sebum. This moisturizes and protects your skin. As you grow older, the production of sebum declines, leaving your skin dry and prone to fine lines and wrinkles.
Face oil works by keeping your skin hydrated and moisturized even with the lack of sebum. Some face oils also contain antioxidants that may fight damage caused by free radicals (pollution, ultraviolet rays from the sun, etc.).
After washing your face with a gentle cleanser, use a few drops of the face oil of your choice and then apply on your face. You can also mix a few drops of face oil into your moisturizer and/or foundation to keep your skin hydrated and moisturized day and night.
Exfoliate at Least Once a Week
Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells using an exfoliant. Your skin naturally sheds dead skin cells to make room for fresh new cells every 30 days or so. However, as you age, the process slows down; the dead skin cells are not replenished as quickly. You may end up with dull and uneven skin. Exfoliants will effectively remove dead skin cells.
There are two types of exfoliants: one is physical and chemical. Physical exfoliants, such as scrubs, may not be suitable for some skin types because they may cause micro-tears and even lead to sagging. Chemical exfoliants like glycolic and lactic acids may be gentler to the skin because they dissolve the bonds between dead skin cells.
Experts recommend the use of exfoliants (either physical or chemical) about once or twice a week.
Protect Your Skin From the Sun
Perhaps one of the most important parts of your beauty routine should be the application of sunscreen. Long-time exposure to the sun may cause irreparable damage.
Your body produces collagen, which is a type of protein. When you are young, your body produces collagen abundantly. As you grow older, the amount of collagen in your body decreases.
Certain factors contribute to the decline of the natural collagen production in your body, one of which is ultraviolet rays. Exposure to UV rays causes the collagen in your skin to deteriorate. This leads to wrinkles and sagging skin.
Fortunately, premature aging caused by sun exposure can be prevented. As early as possible, start using sunscreen as part of your daily beauty routine. Even during gloomy days when the sun is hiding behind gray clouds, apply a thick layer of sunscreen as a final step to your skincare.
Ready for That Youthful Glow?
You don’t always need an expensive trip to the spa to give your skin that youthful glow. Great skin care starts at home. Follow these routines to keep your skin looking young and healthy.