When you look in the mirror, do you wonder why your skin can’t look the same as it did in your 20’s 30’s? Here are six tips to get your skin to look more youthful and glow.
1. Always Cleanse Your Face
Wash the day’s dirt and grime and makeup off your face so your skincare can do its work. Nighttime is the best time for your skin to repair itself, and starting with a clean palette is essential. Look for a cleanser labeled “gentle.”
2. Use a Stabilized Vitamin C
Vitamin C is vital to protecting the skin from future damage of the sun and environment. But for it to work, it must be in a stabilized form. Look for a dark bottle, and it must be used within six months. Otherwise, it is useless. SkinCeuticals and others offer great choices.
3. Don’t Forget a Retinoid Product
There are many to choose from which include over the counter versions to much stronger prescription ones. Retinoids are the only proven product to reverse signs of aging. They take a bit for the skin to adjust, so begin slowly and work your way up in strength.
4. Choose a Moisturizer with Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acids reportedly hold their nearly 1,000 times their weight in water, so your skin looks plumped and less wrinkled.
5. Peptides are Important
Peptides have been known to interact with your skin to do a variety of things such as stimulating collagen production – another factor in keeping skin youthful-looking.
6. Always Apply Sunscreen
Some beauty products like retinoid can increase your sun sensitivity, so a sunscreen is a must.
Thanks to Fab Over Forty, Kari Solyntjes who writes on skincare and makeup for the over 40 women.