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?
1. Chocolate and greasy foods lead to break outs
FALSE. Foods that are high in iodine can make break outs worse – these include sushi, shellfish and soy sauce. Although eating pizza for breakfast, lunch and dinner might be hard on your waistline, it won’t appear on your skin.
2. Dry skin causes wrinkles
FALSE. Wrinkles are caused when collagen breaks down below the surface of the skin. Regular moisturizing can improve the appearance of lines with a temporary pumping effect. Avoid sun exposure and when shopping for a moisturizer look for ingredients like sunscreen and anti-aging antioxidants like Vitamin C. By incorporating the Clarisonic Sonic Cleansing System into your skincare routine you can help increase product absorption and increase the benefits of your serums and moisturizers.
3. Cold water will shrink your pores.
FALSE. Your pore size is like a thumbprint – it’s specific to you and yours for life! While certain products like the Clarisonic Sonic Cleansing System can help minimize the appearance of pores, they cannot change in size no matter how much you try.
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