Anti Aging Secrets
Anti aging products are huge money maker all over the world. People are ready to spend any amount of money on these products. But if only these products did what they claimed to do, no one would get a single wrinkle!
The key is to ensure that your skin looks the best for it’s age. A single product cannot do that. It takes a series of steps to make it happen . How your skin ages is primarily determined by your genetics. But a little external help never hurts. So let ‘s talk about some skin care products/regimen that have helped my skin look and function pretty well for my age. (I am in my lates 30s)
First, let’s talk about the skin care steps/regimen I use. I will then talk about my favorite products in each category:
Cleanse (duh) and Tone
Use products with hydroxy acids and Retinol
Prevent sun damage
I know it looks like a long list, but trust me, the overall process takes less than 5 minutes - with the exception of applying face masks- who does that everyday anyways!
Once you clean your face, make sure that you use a toner. I love toners with Alpha and/or Beta Hydroxy acids. These improve skin tone, get rid of dullness and makes your skin firm! Here’s my favorite toner that I have been using for quite some time and absolutely love it!
As skin ages, it’s capacity to get rid of dead cells diminishes. Therefore, it’s very important to make sure that you exfoliate on an ongoing basis. Make sure you don’t use harsh exfoliants like sugar scrubs. You will end up damaging your skin. Here are my favorite products for exfoliation.
Products with Hydroxy acids and Retinol:
Use serums and Essence rich in alpha and/or beta hydroxy acids.These help in regeneration of skin and reduce inflammation. Some of the best products I have used are rich in Glycolic, Kojic, Lactic and Salicylic acids
Retinols are derivative of Vitamin A (different from retinoic acid) and help with hyper pigmentation and skin renewal. Use them at bed time as sun exposure is not recommended while using these products.
I have a blog dedicated to my favorite face masks. But let me give you the ingredients of my favorite DIY anti aging mask. Mix the following ingredients and apply. Shows best results with consistent use (Once a week)
Rose petal powder
Vit E capsules (cut capsules to get the liquid)
Unadulterated Aloe Vera Gel
Skin looses moisture with age. It’s absolutely important to keep your skin moisturized at all times. One of my favorite moisturizers is linked below. For more recommendations, click here.
Prevent Sun Damage
Do not step out of the house without sunscreen. Exposure to sun will expedite skin aging. Korean sunscreens are the best if you want to avoid looking like a ghost due to the white cast (you know what I mean). They also have an amazing moisturizing effect on the skin.
Hopefully you find the skin care regimen and tips helpful. If you use any of these products or tips, comment below and let me know if it worked for you.