Skincare Ė Doís And Doníts For Anti-Aging Skin Care
Anti-aging skin care forms a very important part of your skin care regimen. You donít have to wait until you notice your first wrinkle to start thinking about anti-aging skin care. Rather an anti-aging regimen is better started in the late 20ís so that visible signs of aging can be delayed at that point itself.
For your anti-aging skin care regimen to be really effectivethere are some things you should do and there are some things you should refrain from. Here is a list of some of these doís and doníts.
Use Products that contain AHAs & BHAs
AHAís (Alpha-Hydroxy Acids) and BHAs (known commonly as retinols) are very powerful ingredients to combat the appearance of aging and improve the skin texture. AHAs scrape off dead skin cells and reduce wrinkles and fine lines on the skin.
Exfoliate at least Once a Week
Use a good exfoliate or exfoliating lotion and make sure to rid your skin off dead cells at least once a week. People with oily skin or combination should use chemical exfoliators like glycolic acid or salicylic acid. People with sensitive skin should use scrubs found in microdermabrasives.
Use Eye Creams Religiously
Eyes are the first place to show signs of aging. This is because the skin around the eyes is much more delicate, fragile and sensitive than the skin on the rest of your body and thus starts to showthe signs of deterioration earliest. Make sure you apply a good eye cream daily, either in the day or at night. If you are using one for the day, it would be good to use one that has an SPF content as well.
You can try using Obagi ELASTIderm Day Eye Gel or Obagi ELASTIderm Night Eye Cream. There are also some good eye creams in the iS Clinical line such as iS Clinical C Eye Advance and iS Clinical Eye Complex.
Use Products that contain Antioxidants
Antioxidants are the most powerful ingredients to fight the signs of aging. They are found in green tea and beta carotenes and work to eliminate wrinkles,fine lines and enhance the quality of sagging skin. They protect the skin against free radical damage and improve the skins overall quality.
Use anti-aging skin care products like NeoCutis Journee Bio-restorative Day Cream and iS Clinical Pro-Heal Serum that contain a potent blend of antioxidants coupled with other active ingredients to help enhance the skin quality.
Rub Hard on the Skin
When you apply skin care products, when you exfoliate or when you dry your skin after rinsing, make sure you donít rub hard against your skin. Aging skin is exoposed to harsh UV rays, pollution and carbon monoxide. Donít stress it further by pulling on it. Just dab on skin care products lightly and pat the skin dry afterwards.
Forget to Moisturize
The most common reason people skip moisturizing is because they have oily skin. However, there is a grave misconception that oily skin doesnít require moisture. There is a difference between moisture and oil. And oily skin requires moisture as well. Therefore, donít give up on moisturizing ever, even if you have oily skin or if the humidity is high..
Your neck and chest also have thinner and more delicate skin as compared to the skin on the rest of your body. Therefore they exhibit the signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines much earlier like your eyes. So, make sure you use your anti-aging skin care products on your neck and chest areas as well. Moreover, donít forget to moisturize the areas well. Itís no use having a flawless face if your neck shows your actual age.
Forget the Sunscreen
Winter is no reason you should skip sunscreen. your skin is vulnerable to the harsh sun rays all the time, even on cloudy days. Therefore, donít forget to apply sunscreen whenever you venture out in the sun. Prolonged or unprotected sun exposure can cause grave sun damage and even lead to skin cancer. Slather on sunscreen about 15-20 minutes before you go out in the sun and reapply it every 3-4 hours.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Marilynn† Syrett is a graduate from Western University of Health Sciences. She† has authored several articles about antiaging skin care products including many from Obagi and iS Clinical range of skin care† products.