We would pay anything for a map to the fountain of eternal youth so we could maintain our precious looks until the end of time, but unfortunately there is no such thing for us mere mortals, so we have to resort to the next best thing: skincare products. It may not be magic but the right skincare products can make you believe they are; that’s why here we are going to share some tips on what to look for in your next skincare purchase.
Cleanser: You should wash your face every day, you know that already. The thing to keep in mind is that adult skin tends to be more sensitive which is why it’s important to switch to a gentle, fragrance-free cleanser that’s preferably targeted towards anti-aging. Another thing to remember is to apply it using circular motions to promote blood circulation, and then patting your skin dry instead of dragging the towel on it.
Sunscreen: This is the one thing you should never be without, UVB and UVA rays can be very damaging to the skin and cause signs of premature aging, that’s why you need to apply sun protection every time you leave your house; it doesn’t matter if you’re not going to be outside for a long period because sun rays make their way through windows.
Something to look for in a sunscreen are the words “Broad spectrum” which means it can protect against both UVB and UVA rays; also make sure the SPF is of at least 15 if you’re not exposed to the sun for long periods and 30 or higher if you’re going to be outside for a good amount of time.
Moisturizer: Dehydration is the number one enemy when it comes to mature skin, because lack of moisture can really enhance the appearance of fine lines, so if there’s one skincare product you should splurge on is definitely moisturizer. The best choice is to have a lighter formula to wear throughout the day and a thicker one to put on at night while you sleep.
Always look for something that suits your skin type, so if your skin is really dry find highly emollient balms, lotions or creams, if instead you have oilier skin try a gel textured moisturizer that provides hydration without clogging your pores or producing extra oils.
On a final note, here are some ingredients you should look for to ensure your skincare products are targeted towards anti-aging:
• Antioxidants like vitamins A, C or E, green tea, beta carotene, soy, grape and pomegranate extract.
• Skin-like substances such as hyaluronic, fatty and amino acids, collage, glycerin and ceramides.
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