Worried about premature aging? Who isn’t. If you’ve caught yourself in the mirror obsessing over fine lines and a loss of elasticity in your skin, anti aging treatments might just be the thing missing from your skincare routine.
It’s never too early to start thinking about preventative methods to help you retain your youthful glow. Plus adding anti aging products into your existing routine is simple. The best tips to keep in mind for a successful anti-aging skincare routine is it doesn’t have to be time consuming.
We’re giving you a crash course on everything you need to know to ensure you look refreshed and rejuvenated with minimal effort.
When to start using anti aging products
There’s no such thing as being too young to start using anti-aging treatments. In fact, by your mid 20s, collagen, the protein produced by your body that gives your skin elasticity and strength, begins declining at 1% each year. External factors like a diet high in sugar and processed foods, exposure to UV lights, and smoking can also accelerate the breakdown of collagen.
Get a head start with products that target anti-aging concerns so you can start protecting your skin from environmental stressors by slowing down collagen loss.
What is a good skincare routine?
A good skincare routine comes down to the basics. Eliminate the extra fluff and cut down on excessive products. You don’t need a 27-step method to reach the pinnacle of younger looking skin you want to achieve, and quite frankly, who has the time?
What you should invest in is the 5 basic anti-aging products everyone should have in their bathroom cabinet. Cleanser, moisturizer, vitamin c serum, retinol and sunscreen. These products that focus on anti-aging concerns tackle all your needs at once.
The beauty industry is oversaturated with buzzy products in stunning packaging with little substance to the efficacy of their claims. Don’t get lost in the shuffle. Select your products with care and focus on ingredients and innovative, science-backed formulas that won’t lead you astray.
What is the best anti-aging skin care routine?
There are so many products available, but the best routine is one that targets your specific concerns. Need some recommendations? We’ve rounded up our top best skincare for aging skin.
Start fresh with Obagi’s C Cleansing Gel that deep cleans and removes makeup, dirt and impurities while leaving your skin revitalized and hydrated. A potent dose of vitamin C aids in lightening hyperpigmentation caused by sun damage that makes the skin appear less youthful.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant that is found in many anti-aging products. Its benefits include supporting anti-aging as it protects against oxidation of skin cells and stimulates collagen production. This cleanser gives your skin the protection it needs against free radicals and environmental damage while leaving your skin supple and soft.
If anti aging is a priority for you then retinol is definitely something you should be using. A derivative of vitamin A, retinol is an uber effective ingredient to prevent fine lines and smooth existing wrinkles. The rapid cell turnover of retinol is what unearths smooth, vibrant skin, but can also irritate you.
When should you apply retinol in skin care routine? And how do you minimize irritation? Moderation is king with retinol and starting out with a few drops a couple of nights a week is best to reduce redness and discomfort. Once your skin is accustomed to retinol, increase the dosage gradually.
What makes SkinMedica’s Retinol Complex 1.0 stand out as a star product is the PhytoShield Complex, a trademarked antioxidant complex that soothes irritated skin. The PhytoShield Complex combats the negative, irritating side effect from retinol while improving the skin’s texture.
Is vitamin C good for your skin? Do I need to use it? Is it effective? We often get asked these questions about vitamin C and this powerhouse antioxidant should be on everyone’s shelf. Jan Marini’s C-ESTA Face Serum is a multitasking serum that focuses on shrinking the appearance of fine lines, but also works to tighten loose skin and prevent transepidermal water loss.
The combination of active ingredient DMAE, a derivative of vitamin B, hyaluronic acid and vitamin C work together to deeply hydrate and protect all-in-one. Jan Marini uses innovative technology that created a lipid soluble form of vitamin C to penetrate the skin deeper providing more dramatic results.
Exfoliate and exfoliate some more to firm, clear skin by buffing your way to younger skin and sloughing off dead cells to reveal a glowing vibrance. Obagi’s Nu-Derm Exfoderm Forte is a cooling lotion that uses a combination of alpha-hydroxy acids, glycolic acid and lactic acid, that gently exfoliates the skin. This dual acting cream promotes new cell growth, aids in fading hyperpigmentation marks, softens wrinkles and purges clogged pores to keep the skin blemish free.
Arguably the most important step in your anti aging skincare routine is sunscreen. Never leave the house without it. We can’t help but stress this enough.
Sunscreen is a must for keeping your skin looking young and should be applied everyday, even during the winter months. The harmful UV rays from the sun can exacerbate hyperpigmentation and cause many of the skin’s visible signs of aging. When it comes to sunscreen we’re always reaching for one that is spf 30 or higher.
Neocutis’ Sunscreen is a favorite choice because it is fast-absorbing, non-greasy and ultra-moisturizing formula. It provides long-lasting hydration as it protects against UVA and UVB rays for full coverage protection.
While simultaneously protecting the skin against harmful sun rays, Neocutis Sunscreen uses human growth factors to support the skin’s natural functions to promote skin rejuvenation and repair.