Discover the best anti aging skin care routine for your skin.
Having a great anti aging skin care routine is important for everyone (no matter how old you are), because taking care of your skin as early as possible is the best way to prevent signs of aging. Trust us, no one’s ever regretted starting a skin care routine—so listen up.
The first signs of aging may be subtle. You start to notice the lines around your eyes no longer fully disappear after you’re done laughing, or your skin might not feel as plump and youthful as it used to. But over the years your skin goes through many changes, so how do you know that they are age related?
It’s totally normal to have wrinkles while smiling, laughing, or doing any repetitive muscle movements. But, if you notice that these lines persist even while your face is in a neutral expression, then they’re called static lines. They are a result of repeated dynamic lines combined with the gradual loss of skin elasticity as we age. Now you might be tempted to never smile or raise an eyebrow again, but the solution isn’t to stop doing these things all together — Imagine if some of our favorite stars stopped laughing as an anti aging method. They would quickly lose all their charm.
You may have noticed, as you age your face loses its plumpness. As a child you might remember that you had a lot more “baby fat” in your face, and through the years you probably lost this for a more chiselled and mature appearance. This is great during your 20s, but it never stops. So as you get older your skin will usually continue to lose its volume, giving a more sunken appearance.
As you age your skin gets thinner as well, which means you will probably start to see a lot of the capillaries, veins, and bones beneath your skin, as well as become more susceptible to bruising. This is because as you get older, your body naturally produces less collagen, but is what helps prevent wrinkles, sagging and moisture loss in the first place. Your best bet here is to start early, and incorporate super hydrating creams and collagen supplements into your skin care routine.
No, it’s not just the light playing tricks on you. Over time you might discover that your skin isn’t as firm and lifted as it used to be, and again, the main culprit is loss of collagen (and probably gravity). Since collagen is what keeps your skin from sagging, as you lose it your skin will also begin to droop a little bit more. Anti aging techniques have come a long way, and you could probably find some collagen supplements along with firming creams that could help you out in this situation.
Depending on your skin, you might be prone to age spots (also known as “liver spots”), which are small discolorations that occur on your skin. People with lighter skin might notice that they are more susceptible to these brownish blemishes. Luckily, they are simple both to treat and to prevent! Sunscreen should be a MUST in your skin care routine, as well as limiting your UV exposure. And for those of you who already have some age spots, a simple lightening cream should take care of the issue.
Even people with oily skin will notice that as they age, they won’t have as many problems with shiny skin. As we grow older we experience a loss in oil glands, meaning that people with already dry skin might just get even drier skin. Of course, this is easily manageable with a good moisturizer incorporated into your skin care routine.
Of course, aging is a natural and inevitable biological process that we can never fully circumvent, and to a large extent genetically based. However, there are measures that you can take to prolong your skin’s shelf life.
Skin care, dietary habits, physical exercise, external surrounds all play a very important part in the postponing of skin aging, which is why we can never stress the importance of a great skin care routine, even from a young age. It’s always better (and easier) to prevent than to treat.
If you’re really looking to tackle that skin aging, you might want to try out some great anti aging facial techniques that you can easily incorporate into your beauty routine.
Nichola Joss, facialist to Meghan Markle, developed a massage technique that is said to prolong youthful skin in her clients. She uses a lymphatic massage to naturally lift and sculpt the face of her clients. Of course, we understand that not everybody can have access/time for a professional facial (although if you do want to treat yourself, we highly encourage it), but with a little dedication and guidance, you could probably learn how to do it yourself at home:
You don’t always have to use only your hands to achieve this massage, and there are many great devices out there that serve as great help when it comes to facial massage. Here are our two favorites when it comes to getting a great anti aging skin care routine:
Are small portable devices, with a smooth jade stone surface that users are supposed to roll across their face. It helps reduce puffiness, increase brightness by encouraging circulation, and firm and lift the skin. The simplicity makes it so easy to use and a great addition for an anti aging routine!
FOREO’s LUNA 3 cleansing and anti aging device has its very own instructed massage techniques via the FOREO For You app. Users can adjust the intensities depending on if they need just a light boost or a deeper massage. Overall, we can say that its great way to wake your skin, and with consistent use your skin will look super young and vibrant.
Lastly, aging is a part of life that we should come to terms with. But, with the advancement in our knowledge of skin care and anti aging technology, we don’t see a reason why we wouldn’t at least try to postpone it a little bit!
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