Anti-Aging products are not just for our mothers anymore. Most women in their 20s have started to add anti-aging products to their skincare routines as a preventative method. Check out our dos and don’ts for an anti-aging skincare routine.
Those who smoke will likely develop wrinkles prematurely around their eyes and mouth. Smoking is known to degrade the elastic fibers of the dermis which affects your skin’s firmness as well.
Don’t yoyo diet.
When your body weight increases or decreases, it can loosen the elasticity of your skin. Also, be aware that a thin face can be associated with being unhealthy whereas a full face might actually look younger.
Don’t stretch your skin.
Pulling or stretching your skin can result in sagging decreasing the firmness in your face. Be gentle when it comes to touching your face and especially your eye area.
Don’t ignore your neck and chest.
The signs of aging can also appear on your neck and chest. Be sure to adequately moisturize these areas as well.
Do cleanse regularly.
A regular cleansing routine is essential to keeping your skin in the best condition possible. The Clarisonic is a great addition to your skincare routine because it removes 6x more makeup and dirt than manual cleansing.
Do get your vitamins and antioxidants.
What you eat can affect your skin. Be sure to get enough vitamins and eat plenty of antioxidant-rich foods.
Do use an eye cream.
The skin around the eye area is thinner and therefore, needs extra care. Use an anti-aging eye cream or check out the Opal Sonic Infusion System that helps eliminate the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Do wear sunscreen.
The sun can leave you with damaged skin from UV rays. Even when it is overcast, use a moisturizer with an SPF.
Do drink lots of water.
Drinking plenty of water is essential for keeping yourself hydrated. Eight glasses of water a day is recommended.
Do you have any tips to add for the perfect Anti-Aging Skincare Routine?
The sun provides us with vitamin D, an essential for our body. However, we have been told time and time again to stay out of the sun. We know the sun causes skin damage that could lead to cancer and premature wrinkles so how do you get adequate Vitamin D without sun damage?
Short amounts of time in the sun are recommended for vitamin D. However, be sure to use an SPF on sensitive areas such as the face, neck and chest. Exposing your arms and legs to the sun for 15 minutes for 3-4 times a week is all you really need to avoid sun damage and get enough vitamin D.
Efficient vitamin D is essential for our bodies. A lack of vitamin D can cause bone health issues, immune disorders, and possibly cancer. However, swapping out one medical condition for another is never ideal. Protect yourself from the sun by trying to remember to use an SPF and only get limited exposure to the sun.
We realize sun exposure in the winter months can be hard to come by in some parts of the world (Especially for us in Washington).Talk to your doctor to make sure you are getting the right dose of vitamin D and if not, perhaps discuss supplements.
Here at Clarisonic we are all about keeping your skin looking healthy and young. So much so, that we want to help keep your beauty routine updated accordingly. The eye shadow colors you had in your early 20s may not work so well for you at an older age and your moisturizer might need an extra kick to deal with the changes in your skin.
The plus side of updating your beauty routine is that you have most likely tried and tested numerous products and know which brands work best for you. The downside is that you might be too comfortable to make the switch to other products. Below are few tips to update your beauty routine to be age appropriate.
In your 20s: While this may be prime time to experiment with makeup colors, this is also the time you may start to see the signs of aging appear on your skin. Be sure to include a sunscreen in your daily skincare routine to help prevent aging and always, always moisturize. Exfoliating is also a great way to increase cell turnover rate whether it be with your Clarisonic or other exfoliant.
In your 30s: Reevaluate those bold colors of your 20s and opt for more versatile makeup shades such as earthy tones for your eyes and peach or rose for the cheeks. Your skin will become a little softer and prevention is always preferable over having to find a solution for an issue. Add in anti-aging and firming products to your skincare routine. The skin around the eye area is extra thin and needs special attention. Use an eye cream and even better; check out the Opal Sonic Infusion System which provides increased hydration and visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
In your 40s: Wrinkles or creases are generally more established once you enter your 40s. Avoid heavy makeup that tends to accentuate fine lines. Stick to neutral shades and scale back on the eye makeup. Oil and collagen production will have decreased therefore requiring skin care products that offer a boost in these areas. Eliminate powder foundation that can also add to the dryness of your skin.
In your 50s and beyond: You may notice radical changes in your skin including age or sun spots. Be sure to keep you skin well hydrated with a deep moisturizer. Use a highlighter to lift droopy brows and heighten cheekbones and hide fine lines. Foundation should be used sparingly and you can always add some color with a fresh pink lipstick.
Do you have any tips for staying age appropriate with your beauty routine?
According to a study by Jolen Crème Bleach women average 5 hours per in the bathroom, tending to their skin care, hair and beauty routine. It also indicated that over two thirds of men have no idea what it takes for a woman to look her best. The most common beauty routine includes the following:
- Shave or wax legs
- Plucking eyebrows
- Applying make-up
- Shave or wax underarms
- Highlighting/coloring hair
- Fake tan
- False/acrylic nails
- Bleach facial hair
- False eyelashes
- Hair extensions
- Waxing facial hair
- Pluck nose hair
- Regular facials
- Wear colored contact lenses
Some of these happen on a daily basis and others only happen once a month or even less frequently. We want to know how your beauty routine stacks up.
Out of twenty how many are included in your beauty routine? Do you perform these at home or do you go to a professional? Share your score with us!
The teenage years are some of the roughest for skin care. As the body changes so does the skin. Many teens test dozens of products and techniques before they find one that works just right for them. We wanted to try and take some of the guess work out of teen skin care by providing you with a few awesome resources.
Finally, Seventeen magazine offers some fabulous beauty, skin care and fashion tips for teens.
If you or your teen have any tips or tricks to recommend, please share them with us! Anything that absolutely doesn’t work? We want to hear that too!