Growing Older Gracefully Doesn’t Mean Embracing Every Wrinkle
In our mid-life, skin care and anti-aging are the forefront of our beauty concerns! What we do now means less skin care work in our later years.
And lucky us, we’re at such a blessed time where there’s so much resources open to us to fight aging. We can effortlessly look younger with skin treatment and nutrition, and we can fight aging without breaking our savings! Every skin care brand is now promising to reduce fine lines and to keep skin young! We are spoiled with choices. Minimal skin care or hiring a fancy dermatologist, we call the shots!
When I look back at the photos of my mom and aunts, the hairstyles and 80’s clothes alone can be a cruel rewind. Add the 80’s fashion of high shoulder pads and oversized eyeglasses and I’d hide behind the blanket if you take a picture of me back then. But now, 40 is the new 30, plenty of women I know look younger than their age. A lot of forty something women I see are simply ageless! Look at beauty magazines, and the anti aging department seemed to be even more segmented into 30’s skin care, 40’s skin care, and for women in their prime as I see Helen Mirren rocking the L’Oreal Age Perfect Face Cream line! I hope the beauty brand’s executive took her strange comment with a pinch of salt. Honestly, it just made skin care and beauty more real for me.
With the many choices in skin care that delay time, let have a look at the right products and the best habits that make the stamp of time less cruel. Basic hygiene gets supplemented by skin care products with active ingredients. To fight aging, we also need to develop habits that will match the potency of our skin care products! A holistic approach will make you radiant in and out. I hope you enjoy the following anti-aging tips and that you can easily incorporate this to your daily routine!
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Cleansing is the basic thing you should do to ensure clear, youthful skin. Cleanse gently in the morning and at night, don’t miss to wash away all the make-up from your skin to ensure that the skin treatments you will apply later on will be effective and not clog your skin. It’s the most basic way you can fight aging and have a healthy glow. Just one night of not cleaning your face can make sebum, oil and dead skin cells get dislodged in your skin causes wrinkles and impurities.
Some Great Products to Try:
Derma e Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Gentle Cleanser – Hyaluronic acid powers this gentle cleanser to remove make-up, dirt and grime without stripping your skin of moisture.
Sunday Riley C.E.O. Micro-Dissolve Cleansing Oil – Soft skin is just a splash away as this effective oil cleanser remove dirt and excess oil off your skin with one gentle washing.
Derma e Micellar Cleansing Water With Vitamin C – We love Derma e because it’s all-natural, with no toxic chemicals such as parabens, sulfates or formaldehyde. Its Vitamin C micellar cleansing water is a bother quick treat when you don’t have enough time and need to just wipe off your skin for a good clean!
Exfoliate Your Skin
Once a part of our teen beauty arsenals for de-clogging pores, exfoliation now take another role in our life to remove dead skin that causes dullness. Get the glow out and the party continues!
Although now, it may not just mean bringing out that ever-reliable apricot scrub from the bathroom cabinet. Exfoliating might range from scrubbing your skin with beaded cleansers to fight aging. A more high-tech help like Clarisonic to reveal younger skin is also good thing to add to your nightly routine. You can also book your dermatologist for a mild glycolic acid peel to get rid of wrinkles and smoothen fine lines in your face.
If you don’t have serious skin concerns and are looking for that glow without make-up, a good exfoliating product to use are sugar-based scrubs such as L’Oreal’s smooth Sugars Glow Scrub or Skin Food Black Sugar Scrub. Sugar and honey are nature’s best moisturizers. The grains also double-up to gently peel off dead skin to add more clarity and an fresh sheen on your complexion.
Some Great Products To Try:
Herbivore Botanicals Amethyst Crush Exfoliating Body Polish – We love how the crushed amethyst beads in this face scrub make richer skin care rituals. It also has magnesium that calms the skin.
Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Facial Scrub – I’ve been so loyal to Maria Badescu products and I can’t say enough good things about this brand. This scrub is another one of their ingenious skin care products. Palm seeds provide efficient and yet gentle manual exfoliation to reveal softer skin for that youthful glow.
Derma e Microdermabrasion Scrub – Experience a high-end spa facial treatment from the comforts of your home! This microdermabrasion peel is one notch ahead of a regular manual peel. Dead sea salt and fine crystals make this luxurious facial available to you anytime, anywhere!
Use Antioxidant Serums
Anti-aging serums are ever-popular and there is an abundance of brands in varying price points for everyone. Consider products that contain antioxidants like resveratrol or active ingredients like hyaluronic acid. These serums will protect and add a relevant layer of anti-agers to your skin underneath your moisturizer.
If you’re suffering from dry skin, definitely go for serums that have Hyaluronic Acid as it is proven to retain moisture in your skin. If dullness and skin discoloration is the issue, then a two-step serum nightly consisting of brightening Vitamin C followed by a Vitamin B moisturizing serum will be ideal. Skinceuticals Vitamin C Serum and Skinceauticals Hyrating B5 Serum are my absolute faves that I’ve been using for years! The Vitamin B Serum especially plumps your skin beautifully!
Some Great Products to Try:
SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic with 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum – I’m not sure if Skinceauticals started the vitamin c craze, all i know is that it’s been my go-to serum for almost 10 years. It really leaves the skin tone even and smooth to the touch. So if you are craving for baby-smooth skin with smaller pore size, go try a bottle!
Derma e Ultra Hydrating Serum – with the combined superpowers of hyaluronic acid and green tea, and with also such great price point, expect only non-toxic ingredients and really effective anti-aging powers! This fabulous serum glides onto cleaned skin and is the perfect base before applying your moisturizer. It’s such an awesome skin car product that is to hard to pass!
All DERMA E products are 100% Vegan, GMO-Free, Cruelty Free and Free of parabens, sulfates, petrolatum, mineral oils, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfates.
Sunday Riley A+ Retinoid Serum – Retinoid , a vitamin a derivative is one of the best things you can use to reduce the appearance of wrinkles without harsh chemical peeling procedures at the dermatologist’s clinic. this serum is especially fantastic because it has botanical ingredients that soothe the skin so you won’t be feeling any abrasive effects of retinoids.
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Take Advantage of Face Oils
The word oil was almost taboo in my sebum-excessive teen years.
Thanks to advanced research, oil is no longer demonized, and with the abundance of face oils in the heath and beauty aisle, it is now realized that oil pulls out oil from pores so it can actually help clean.
Non-comedogenic face oils that are enriched with vitamins, give the face that dewiness and radiance on freshly cleaned skin. My personal favorite is Clarins Face Oil which has been around for decades. What I do is to apply this first thing to still slightly damp cleaned skin. Then I follow it with an ampoule to really plump the skin. Then it’s followed by my night cream. The delicious scent of the oil makes it feel such a luxurious at home skin treatment. This is my go-to product to look younger without having to layer another product with ingredients I can’t even pronounce.