Rejuvenate Your Skincare Routine with these Anti-Aging Tips
Aging skin, while totally natural and normal process, understandably worries many women. As you turn 30 and beyond, your skin no longer feels as supple, wrinkles begin to form around the eyes and smile lines, and the once-fresh glow of youth slowly dissolves with time. You start to long for the years when you could wake up at 23 with a rosy glow in your cheeks and never worry about that wrinkle between your forehead.
Thankfully, there are lots of ways to prevent your skin from aging too soon! Prevention is definitely better started earlier, and if you’re still young you’ll want to start incorporating routines from early on. Some of the best advice is to wear SPF like Salameh Clear Defense on your face and neck at all times and try to stay out of direct sunlight as much as possible. UV is a big culprit of aging skin, so if you take precautionary steps from a young age you will be able to avoid aging skin occurring too soon!
A water-resistant sunscreen with a matte finish that is easy to apply and feels light on your skin; all while reducing the appearance of wrinkles and brightens the skin.
Lock in powerful moisture to hydrate and restore your skin’s brilliance. With Zinc Oxide and Octyl Methoxycinnamate, this moisturizer is guaranteed to protect your skin.
With SPF 110, this oil-free sunscreen helps combat sun-induced free-radical damage that can accelerate the signs of aging. Plus, it won’t clog pores and can shield 6 layers of skin.
If you are already a mature woman who is starting to see signs of aging skin, read on for some ideas you can incorporate into your daily skincare routine!
1. Protect your skin’s natural barrier
How: Use a gentle cleanser, and skip the toner
Cleansing is a super important part of everyone’s skincare routine to remove the skincare and products you’ve put on, as well as all the other potential oils, pollutants, dirt, and bacteria that might have built up on your skin over the course of the day. However, over-cleansing or cleansing with overly harsh products will also not do any favors for you. The skin has a natural protective barrier that harsh cleansers and certain compounds can diminish. Let’s understand a bit about the science behind this! Cleansers like Salameh’s Multi-Action Cleanser can do a variety of things apart from cleansing, such as moisturizing. However, cleansers can also contain harsh surfactants that damage skin proteins and lipids. This is what leads to the well-known after-wash tightness and dryness, and in some cases can even lead to irritation and itching. For a cleanser to be beneficial to the skin, the first thing they must do is minimize damage to the skin proteins and lipid. Then secondly, they have to deposit and deliver beneficial agents during the wash to improve skin conditions, such as improving hydration. pH has been named as a culprit in causing dryness and irritation. Cleansers with too high a pH can be quite damaging to the skin proteins and lipids, so you should definitely avoid cleansers with a high pH. Another point is that you don’t need cleansers with lots of properties. The main point of a cleanser is to clean the skin, leaving all the additional benefits for targeted serums.
Toner is likely unnecessary as its main function is to balance out the pH of your skin after using a high pH cleanser. If you aren’t using a high pH cleanser to start with (as you shouldn’t), then there won’t be a need to use an additional product to rebalance your skin’s pH!
A micro cleansing water that gently tones and balances the skin. With hydrolyzed collagen, it keeps the skin’s moisture while the yeast fermented substance increases the skin’s immunity.
2. Speed up cell replenishment
How: Use an exfoliant (either chemical or physical)
Aging skin occurs when the skin cells replenish themselves at a much slower rate. This leads to a loss in both the functional and structural stability of the skin, and manifests in the typical “aging skin”. There are many processes that contribute to aging skin, both intrinsic and extrinsic processes. Intrinsic aging processes occur at a naturally predetermined pace and is caused by increasing biological aging of skin cells, and the buildup of damaging products caused by cell metabolism. Falling levels of estrogen in females during midlife also result in aging skin. Extrinsic factors such as the environment or products used also contribute to aging skin.
This is where exfoliators come in! Exfoliators like La Mer The Replenishing Oil Exfoliator basically help slough off the dead skin cells which might build up on your skin layers. They come in the form of physical and chemical exfoliators. Physical exfoliators are items such as a washcloth or sponge, or products that have grains and beads to physically sand the skin. Chemical exfoliators, as its name suggests, uses chemicals to dissolve the uppermost layers of skin to reveal new layers under. It is important not to use harsh exfoliators that might pull on the skin and cause even more sagging. Opt instead for a soft washcloth and don’t pull the skin just gently circle around it. For chemical exfoliators, go for alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) if you have mature skin, such as glycolic acid and lactic acid. It also has the additional benefit of fading pigmentation and can boost hydration.
Infused with sea salt and sugar crystals, this exfoliator is great for getting rid of dullness and fine, dry lines. It begins as a gelled oil before it becomes more fluid.
3. Up your skin’s moisture and hydration levels
How: Incorporate anti-aging serums and moisturizers
Although sebum gets a bad rep for causing oiliness and acne, sebum is actually an essential part of keeping skin soft and moisturized. It is only the overproduction of sebum that causes oiliness and acne, but the underproduction of sebum is what leads to dryness. Aging skin tends to be drier due to a slowdown in sebum production. Fine lines are also a result of a lack of moisture and hydration in the skin. Using a more targeted moisturizer and incorporating serums will definitely help to combat the lack of moisture in your skin!
With moisturizers, choose those with water-binding properties. You should look out for ingredients such as glycerine and hyaluronic acid. You could also start using anti-aging serums that will be more potent in locking in moisture. Serums have a much higher concentration of active ingredients than a regular moisturizer, and the best serums for anti-aging are derivatives of vitamin A and vitamin C. Vitamin A comes in the form of retinoids such as retinols, tretinoin, and tazarotene. Retinoids work by stimulating collagen production, as well as softening wrinkles and fine lines. It also helps to fade old scars and spots, and smooth out rough patches. Vitamin C serums are very powerful for anti-aging as it is an antioxidant that helps to neutralize radicals that cause oxidative stress to the skin, which is one of the causes of aging skin. It is also crucial in helping maintain skin structure.
Made with ingredients that stimulate live cells and skin repair, this serum restores your skin to its original glow as well as renews your complexion by increasing collagen production.
Premature aging skin does not have to be something you fear as long as you incorporate the above habits into your routine! If you are unsure, you could also seek dermatologists’ advice on combating premature aging. Remember that aging is a natural process and it is best to embrace your maturity to feel confident in your own skin!
|1||Salameh Clear Defense SPF 45|
Protecting skin from extrinsic factors known to cause premature aging, this product works to restore youthfulness.
|2||Innisfree Intensive Triple Shield Sunscreen SPF 50+|
A water-resistant sunscreen with a matte finish that is easy to apply and feels light on your skin; all while reducing wrinkles.
|3||Salameh Anti-Aging SPF 30 Moisturizer|
Lock in powerful moisture to hydrate and restore your skin's brilliance with this Zinc Oxide-infused moisturizer.
|4||Neutrogena Age Shield Face Lotion Sunscreen|
With SPF 110, this oil-free sunscreen helps combat sun-induced free-radical damage that can accelerate the signs of aging.
|5||Salameh Multi-Action Cleanser|
This cleanser heals and treats damaged skin while cleaning and hydrating. It deeply cleans your pores, bringing you a brighter glow.
|6||Klavuu Pure Pearlsation Marine Collagen Micro Cleansing Water |
A micro cleansing water that gently tones and balances the skin. With hydrolyzed collagen, it keeps the skin's moisture.
|7||La Mer The Replenishing Oil Exfoliator|
Infused with sea salt and sugar crystals, this exfoliator is great for getting rid of dullness and fine, dry lines.
|8||Salameh Ultimate Rejuvenating Serum|
Made with ingredients that stimulate live cells and skin repair, this serum restores your skin to its original glow.
|9||Hera Signia Moisturizing Anti-aging Serum|
Made to achieve elastic and radiant skin, this serum contains Narcissus plant cells and works to improve skin's firmness and glow.