How to Protect and Support Aging
How to Protect and Support Aging Skin
Let us first say that you are gorgeous and unique, and aging is natural. From the sunspots on your nose to the smile lines in the corners of your eyes, every part of you tells a story and that should be celebrated.
That said, we want to help with improving the health of your skin at any stage in life! Here are our top tips for improving the health of your skin and preventing premature aging.
Minimize Sun Exposure
The number one thing that speeds up the aging of your skin is the sun. A bad sunburn can drastically change your skin; and wearing sunscreen daily can help slow down fine lines and wrinkles caused by the sun’s rays.
Many people think that you should only wear sunscreen when, well, the sun is out. Even if you don’t see the sun, it is always out. It might just be peaking around behind the clouds. Use a high SPF, and reapply every hour or so, more frequently if you jump in and out of the water.
Many sunscreens can be used before a concealer and foundation; some are tinted and designed to be worn as makeup. Be sure to choose one that has at least an SPF of 30!
Use a Retinoid
Retinoids are known as the holy grail of skincare products, especially when preventing signs of aging. Retinoidscan be found in products like moisturizers, serums, and even toners, and you can purchase it as is (most are available over-the-counter).
For retinoids,apply a few pea-sized drops onto the back of your hand, mix into your moisturizer, and apply to your face using upward motions, avoiding the eyes. Use sparingly as too much may cause dryness, redness, and general irritation.
The best time to use a retinoid is in the evening, after having cleaned your face. If you don’t have retinoid, or if your skin is sensitive to retinoids, antioxidant-rich skincare can also prevent visible signs of aging.
Enjoy a Healthy Lifestyle
As we mentioned earlier, your face tells a story! While preventing signs of aging comes down largely to sun exposure and the types of skincare products you are using, having a healthy lifestyle can be just as beneficial.
You know that your mom has probably told you all of this but we are here to repeat your mom’s wise advice. 😉
- Drink Enough Water Every Day
- Get 6-8 Hours of Uninterrupted Sleep
- Eat Balanced Meals to Nourish Your Body
- Take a Walk Outside (Spend Time Moving Your Body Daily)
Sometimes these seem to be big changes, but we are advocates of small changes every day. Making those incremental changes build into major benefits for your skin health!
If you are looking for skincare products that will help protect and prevent premature wrinkles and damage on your skin, check out our product listings for a detailed breakdown of key ingredients and benefits. We formulated our products to help protect, nourish, and preserve your skin.