Aging is an unavoidable process that we all must face. While we can’t keep subtracting years from our chronological age, and time travel isn’t an option (yet), there are ways to slow it down. Here are some habits to adopt for to reduce signs of aging on your skin:
Make SPF a Part of your Routine
If you've already started using sunscreen, kudos to you! But here's the thing: your skin is but one part of the body that can be damaged by the sun's rays. Hands can sometimes reveal our age more than our faces do.
Most individuals don’t do much to care for their exposed hands other than slathering it in hand cream. To reduce signs of aging, go over with a second layer of sunscreen to cover the most frequently overlooked areas: your hands, ears, neck, and chest.
Remember to Stay Hydrated!
Since your body is made up of 40 to 75 percent water, it's only natural that the amount of water you drink has an impact on your skin's appearance. Along with drinking plenty of water, make sure to use hydrating products to restore moisture in your hair and skin.
Use Retinoids to Reduce Wrinkles
Collagen, the protein essential for maintaining supple and lifted skin, can be lost with age. This loss can cause a wrinkled appearance. Experts advise that the best method of protection is to take a retinoid. It’s a prescribed version of vitamin A that helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles when used regularly.
Retinoids encourage skin growth that is healthy and youthful in appearance. You can get over-the-counter retinoids; but for retinol creams with the highest concentrations of retinoids, you will require a doctor's prescription.
Load Up on Vitamin C
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that stimulates collagen production and helps reduce the appearance of dark spots. You can include vitamin C lotions and serums into your skincare regimen. Request a recommendation from your dermatologist for a product that contains a high dose of vitamin C, which has been shown to improve the appearance of the skin.
Wash Your Face Before Bed
Most people have a stringent daytime skincare routine but fail to realize that skincare before bed is equally as important. The skin, like our bodies, requires rest and recovery at night. Make sure you wash off makeup and other debris and grime from the day. Use a toner to bring your skin's pH back to normal, and then a moisturizer that nurtures and protects your skin.
That said, it is important to remember that aging is inevitable and should be embraced. You can alwayss use our innovative anti-aging treatments to care for your skin. The experts at Allurials have developed to keep your aging woes at bay.