Aging is a natural process, but that doesn’t mean that you have to age quietly or even gracefully. Most women and more than a few men view those first fine lines and wrinkles with something bordering on panic. This often makes them rush right out and buy the most expensive anti-aging products on the market hoping to turn back the clock.
Knowing what causes skin to age and the proper anti aging skin care regime and products will help you to stay looking your youngest regardless of your chronological age.
The Best Time To Begin Your Anti Aging Skin Care Routine
The best time to begin your anti-aging skin care routine is not at the first sign of fine lines and wrinkles, but before those first lines even begin. The earlier in life you start caring for your skin the longer you will be able to keep that healthy youthful appearance.
The first step you need to take in maintaining youthful skin is protecting your skin from as much damage as possible. Exposure to the elements such as sun and wind dries out your skin and leaves it looking less than its best. Add to that make-up that contains skin damaging chemicals, improper diet, lack of exercise, and night after night of lost sleep and you have the makings of prematurely old looking skin.
Eating a diet that is healthy for skin, getting plenty of exercise and sleep while you are still young will all benefit your skin as you age. You also need to care for your skin with the right skin care products that are chemical and synthetic free to ensure that your skin maintains its youthful appearance as long as possible.
Healing Damaged Skin
If your skin has already sustained damage from the elements and years of using unhealthy skin care products then the first thing you need to do to gain back some of your skin’s youthfulness is to find those skin care products that contain natural ingredients that can actually start healing some of the damage your skin has sustained.
Finding natural washes that clean away dirt and oils from your face and body without drying out your skin even further is especially important in helping your skin to heal. Using skin care products that help your skin to hold in moisture while penetrating deep into the layers of skin to repair the damage from the inside out is also important.
Look for night creams that contain natural vitamin E, Phytessence Wakame, Shea butter, Avocado oil, and Babassu to help reduce free radicals, and keep your skin soft and moisturized thus helping your skin to heal.
You are also going to want to keep your skin hydrated as proper hydration will not only help to keep your skin from drying out, but will also aid in reducing the appearance of those fine lines and wrinkles.
Choose A Skin Cream That Helps You To Increase Your Collagen Levels
You also want to choose a skin cream that helps stimulate your skin to to produce collagen. As you age the skin naturally slows in its ability to make collagen and collagen is important to younger looking skin. It is collagen that helps your skin to have elasticity which is what prevents those wrinkles from forming.
Studies also show that by stimulating your skin to manufacture more collagen some of those fine lines and wrinkles that have already begun to appear will fade leaving your skin looking younger and healthier.
Caring For Your Skin Daily
Those fine lines and wrinkles did not just appear overnight and reducing them while healing your skin and regaining some of your youthful appearance isn’t going to occur overnight either. If you truly want to reduce those signs of aging then you are going to need to take the time and make the effort to perform a daily anti-aging skin care routine.
Having healthy youthful skin doesn’t just happen it takes a bit of work and effort and the right skin care products to nourish your skin in a way that is natural and healthy.