I haven’t met a woman whose isn’t worried about her skin. Patches under the eyes, dry skin, fine lines and age spots are the tip of the iceberg. Each and every one of us want younger looking skin! As a blogger, I get asked for more recommendations than my blog name. I get it: we know we’re getting older but we want to look fabulous (and YOUNGER!). Don’t worry you’re not alone in wanting others to keep guessing your age: a Dermatologist once shared most of her clients were not disillusioned about looking 18, but just want their skin to look fresh and pleasant. Here are some tips to help you achieve near perfect skin.
Start off by listening to your skin- it’s not just numbers that determine how old your skin looks. Dryness, pigmentation, spots and fine lines are the most common signs of ageing.
Keep your face hydrated as much as you can. Use a face cream with SPF when your face is slightly damp (post shower). It’s not just the cream you use but how you apply it. Use your fingers to make piano type moments on your cheeks or make an S with your fingers to ensure the cream reaches the dermal layer.
Use your ring fingers for the under-eye area in order to put less pressure on the skin. Try Olay Day Cream, Clinique Even Better Skintone Moisturizer or something as extravagant as Lancôme Absolute Precious Cells Range.
Build a barrier: Use a serum after you turn 30 or earlier if you’re a smoker or an avid drinker (like I used to be). The markets are full of richer creams and serums that are famous for a reason. Full of Vitamins, Retinols, Hyaluronic acid, glycolic acids, AHA’s seep into your skin faster and better. I use Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Serum when my skin is really dry or just looks sick but I’d love to buy Lancome Genefique Youth Activating Serum too.
Get good sleep: The natural process of skin repair and rejuvenation happens when we sleep. The new skin cells travel to the top surface, shedding the deal cells. So, a good and sound sleep for 6-8 hours in a day is important for a happy, healthy skin. Make sure your NETFLIX is off and you get uninterrupted sleep to wake up to prettier skin.
As we grow older, the outer layer of the skin—epidermis grows thicker making it difficult for moisture to reach the living layer, also called the dermis, explains Dr Goel. While alpha-hydroxy acids(AHA) and beta-hydroxy acids(BHA) helps thin the epidermis, a peel also helps stimulate fibroblasts which pump up the skin’s collagen production. This helps slough off dead skin and helps your face get back that glow. Try La Prairie’s Cellular 3-Minute Peel, Peter Thomas Roth Unwrinkle Peel, or Dermalogica Active Peel (available at salons and spas).
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