6 beauty tips and the scoop on anti aging products for your skin
Sadly, we can’t put an end to the aging process. Whether we like it or not, at some point wrinkles will ruin our complexion, and we will not be able to fool our mirrors and cameras. The good news is there’s hope. There are beauty products and dietary habits we can develop to postpone the aging process. Here are 6 of the best beauty tips when choosing anti-aging products for your skin.
- Daily cleansing
Cleansing matters a lot because it freshens the skin after being covered in makeup all day long. It is highly recommended because it helps rinse off pollutants, bacteria, and dust as well. Invest in an all-natural gentle cleanser that is resistant to damage and dehydration. Steer clear of basic soap (which may contain at least one ingredient based on sodium sulfate), though; it dries the skin, making it extremely harsh and prone to infections and irritation.
- Don’t ignore the perks of exfoliants
With age, the skin regenerates extremely slowly. Dead skin cells can’t be replaced with fresh new cells, meaning your complexion may start looking uneven and dull. In some cases, unaesthetic cracks may appear on your face. Exfoliants are excellent for removing dead skin cells without affecting the under layers of the complexion. There are two main types you can choose: chemical-based and physical; the first type is better because it’s not harsh on the skin, and usually contains active ingredients that soften and replenish lost nutrients.
- Patting, not rubbing when using creams and lotions
Unlike moisturizers, creams and lotions have high concentrations of active ingredients. One of the best ingredients you should aim at is vitamin A; and its derivatives, also known as vitamin C and retinoid like retinol. Serums that contain these ingredients should be gently applied on the skin by patting, and not rubbing. Their purpose is to increase collagen, and protect the skin from environmental factors that speed up the aging process.
- Apply sunscreen, regardless of the season
For your skin to look impeccable – even at an older age – you should use sunscreen all year long. The sun may be an excellent source of vitamin D; but it is also responsible for many of your skin’s aging signs. Damaging UV rays from the sun break down collagen and cause elastin abnormalities; in time, this leads to thinner skin and fine lines.
Toning the skin matters just as much as all the steps we mentioned above. It should be used to restore low pH levels within the deep layers of the skin. Aim at toners with neutral pH; rather than be sorry down the road that your complexion looks dull, uneven and appealing, it’s best to get a headstart. Add micellar water to your beauty kit, and daily skincare routine. Read the label first, to be sure that all the ingredients work with your type of skin. Also, you might want to avoid products that contain fragrance and alcohol.
- Mineral makeup
Last but not least, look beyond conventional makeup products advertised by top brands. Regardless of their reputation online, it doesn’t mean that a high price conveys quality. Damaging ingredients may be added anyway; before buying anything, make sure to check what your chosen product contains. Assess all ingredients, and if you’re having any doubts, ask!
Mineral makeup is not just in trend these days. The best types of products are made of all-natural ingredients meant to replenish the complexion, and make it look young and beautiful even after the age of 40. Believe it or not, there are products you can use to rejuvenate your skin and prevent the onset of wrinkles and fine lines.
The more you look after your complexion, the better chances you have to watch it age gracefully. Choose wisely and don’t let yourself fooled by a commercial, brand, or label. Organic beauty products have shorter expiration dates; that’s because they contain active ingredients that instantly replenish and nourish the skin. When buying makeup, remember to test the product on a small area of the skin. This way you’ll know for sure your skin is not sensitive to the blend of ingredients.