Just Because You’re Aging Doesn’t Mean Your Skin Has To: A Guide To Ageless Skin
No matter our age, we’re constantly coveting flawless, ageless skin. As evidenced by the scores of A-listers with enviable complexions, the biggest secret to achieving flawless skin is taking care of it from early on. It’s literally never too early to give your skin the TLC it deserves with a great, anti-aging regimen.
Here are a few must-have anti-aging skin rituals and skincare products to help you on your way to the flawless skin that you strive for.
Adapt Your Skin Care Products According to the Seasons
When it comes to ageless skin care, it’s important to be flexible. Just as we change our wardrobes throughout the seasons, we should also be adapting our skincare routines.
Winter has a tendency to dry out our skin, so it’s important to focus on hydration. The Sunday Riley Luna Oil which was in our 2018 Winter Box of Style, gently resurfaces skin removing dull, dead layers while adding soothing hydration.
“Winter is so harsh on the skin. This overnight oil completely revitalizes your complexion while reducing redness,” says Zoe. We couldn’t agree more, and the redness-reduction combined with the moisturizing benefits make this the perfect anti-aging serum for the harsh winter weather.
The Best Anti-aging Secret: Wear High SPF Moisturizer All Year Round
One of the golden rules in ageless skin care is keeping those harmful UV rays away by always putting sunscreen on – even in the winter! Sure, catching rays will give us that coveted summer glow, but it can leave devastating effects such as moles, skin tags, and wrinkles.
Heavy sunscreens aren’t always needed, though. Simply finding the best face moisturizer or foundation with a high SPF is all you need. An SPF of at least 50 is recommended for the Summer, even higher if you’re planning on sunbathing.
If you’re looking for a good sunscreen to incorporate into your anti-aging skin care routine, the Beautycounter Protect Stick Sunscreen is a particular favorite of ours from our Summer Box of Style in 2017. It’s made with organic coconut oil and acai fruit oil for a water-resistant moisturizer that’s the perfect addition to your summer skin care product. And remember: you can always fake that sun-kissed look by way of a darker foundation or tanning drops if your face doesn’t quite match up to your body’s golden glow.
Incorporate Exfoliation into Your Anti-Aging Skin Care Routine
Do away with harsh exfoliators, especially as the years go on and skin becomes thinner and more fragile. Instead, stock up on gentle exfoliating mitts. Swipe the mitt over your face in gentle, circular motions.
When done right, exfoliating is key to ageless skin. It gets rid of dead skin cells and allows the skin care products you have invested in to sink in and work their magic in the most effective way possible.
Don’t Forget the Anti-Aging Serum
If you only have one ageless skin care product in your cabinet, make it an anti-aging serum. It will help with everything from fine lines to wrinkles and dark spots, as well as working to tone and hydrate the whole face.
A radiance serum like Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum from our Fall 2018 Box of Style is an excellent anti-aging skin care product, especially for after summer. This moisturizer gives your skin a radiance that you can apply any time of day.
Less Is More for When it Comes to Ageless Skin Care
As we get older, we can be tempted to put more lotions and potions on our skin in a bid to turn back the clock. However, this can sometimes have the reverse effect. Our skin gets thinner as we get older, meaning it’s able to take less pressure over time.
Choose your anti-aging skin care products wisely, and never cleanse or exfoliate rigorously. The secret to ageless skin care is to keep things nice and gentle!
Apply Skin Care Products In The Right Direction
Something as seemingly trivial as the direction in which you apply make-up and skin care products can make a huge difference. Never put products on your face in a downward motion; instead, always apply moisturizers, serums, sunscreen, eye cream, and anything else in an upward direction to avoid wrinkles forming over time.
Our Edible Beauty Gold Rush Eye Balm from this Spring’s Box of Style gives you the perfect opportunity for trying out the right ageless skin care application technique. It’s a Rachel Zoe new favorite that’s ideal for all skin types, so it’s so simple to integrate into your anti-aging skin care routine. Just remember the right way to apply it: Upwards!
When Even the Best Moisturizer Isn’t Cutting It, Change Your Lifestyle
There are no easy overnight fixes when it comes to ageless skin care. As with a lot of things, lifestyle contributes to a large part of your skin’s appearance. City pollution, for example, is notorious for taking its toll on our hair and skin. But in reality, are you ready to give up your life in the city for more hydrated skin with fewer fine lines? It’s a tough one!
Eliminating stress will do wonders for your skin – and your overall well-being – so always try and find some time to yourself to relax and unwind. You could try a sauna once a week, as the heat is proven to help detox the body, leading to a better aging experience over time.
Change Your Diet to Enhance Your Anti-Aging Effects
Tired? Change your diet. Want longer hair? Change your diet. Want better skin? You guessed it: Changing your diet is one of the best things you can do for your skin. If you have dry skin, add moisture by upping your water intake. There’s nothing better than starting the day with a hot cup of lemon water.
Vitamins, minerals and supplements can of course help too – Vitamin C is a particularly important one. Beauty Pie is one of our favorite brands from our Fall Box of Style, and their Superactive Capsules Pure Double Vitamin C & Vitamin E Serum is just the hit of extra vitamins your skin needs. This anti-aging serum does double duty as one of the best face moisturizers, too, for skin that is hydrated, smooth, and radiant.
Accept the Role Genetics Plays in Achieving Anti-Aging Results
Although genes only make up 10% of how our skin will age – a lot lower than we thought, we must admit – our genetic makeup still has a small part to play. This means that we shouldn’t beat ourselves up about every last wrinkle no matter how much we work on our ageless skin care routine.
Beauty comes from within, and flawless skin only enhances what you already possess. These anti-aging skin care products and tips should help you get on the right track to radiant, ageless skin that complements your inner glow.