Let’s face it, getting old sucks. Aches and pains, lower energy, and not feeling as sharp as you once did. However, it doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom thanks to anti-aging skincare heroes that will keep your skin looking plump and radiant no matter what decade you are in. Check out what products you should be adding to your routine for skin like you had in your twenties!
Hyaluronic Acid Serum
Hydration should be the star of the show in your anti-aging routine and hyaluronic acid provides it in spades. Thanks to its ability to absorb and retain water in the skin, meaning that the filled-up molecules keep your skin looking plump and smooth, giving you a boost of hydration each time you apply the serum. It also increases your skin’s elasticity, meaning it can help delay the sagging of your skin. Kiss goodbye to the dreaded saggy jowls!
Another important step when it comes to hydration, toners help the absorption of your other products as damp skin is always better at retaining moisturizer. Apply immediately after you’ve cleansed your face and keep it fresh by using a spritz of essence between skincare steps. Rose facial toner is the best of the bunch as it can aid with the appearance of pores and tighten up your skin. Perfect for curbing signs of aging!
Chemical exfoliants are often unnecessarily feared and shunned in favor of physical exfoliators such as scrubs. However, this could be one of the biggest skincare mistakes you will make with your face whether you’re younger or more mature as it damages the epidermis, causing irritation. Chemical exfoliators will gently melt away the dead skin cells on the top layer of your skin, leaving you looking refreshed and together.
Of course, you should be moisturizing every day, but as we get a little older ramping up the richness of our face creams is a good idea. Your moisturizer not only softens your skin but is also occlusive, meaning it traps the existing hydration and makes your serum and toning steps work harder.
The delicate skin around your eye must be treated differently from the rest of your face. Use a cream that specifically targets the eye area and plumps the skin to smooth wrinkles. Opt for a cream with light-reflecting pigments that will make your bags less noticeable to boot!
If you’re not using sunscreen then you are doing untold harm to your skin. Sun damage is one of the biggest causes of aging, a fact that has been scientifically proven time and time again. Slather on a high SPF (50++) once you’ve finished your morning skincare routine and then reapply regularly throughout the day to stay protected. Make sure you’re using a good amount and not dabbing on a few drops. High coverage is key to keeping your skin safe.
What are your anti-aging skincare heroes? Share in the comments for other readers!