Age is a privilege denied to many, and should be something we truly embrace and feel thankful for. However, as we age and we feel as though our looks are beginning to fade, it can be a difficult time. Not only do the lines on our face serve as a reminder of our own mortality, and can cause us to feel less attractive. The way we feel about our appearance can have a huge impact on our confidence, and so is more important than what’s on the surface.
You can start an anti-aging skin care routine as early as your twenties. In fact, as soon as you have passed puberty and have stopped growing, you begin aging. Starting a routine where you’re applying moisturizer morning and evening, an eye cream and a good skin oil will keep your skin hydrated and prevent it from damage. Treat yourself to a pampering face mask or even a facial at a beauty salon every now and again too. Starting young will slow the signs of aging, and you will keep good skin as you mature. If it’s too late for this, start as soon as you can. If you already have some signs of aging, you will need products containing retinol, hydroxy acids, peptide, co-enzyme Q10 and other stronger ingredients. These will help to blur fine lines and target the other signs of aging which can contribute to your complexion not looking as good as it once did.
Anything that damages your skin is bad both in the short and long term. Exfoliating too hard can burst capillaries and also leave the skin raw and prone to further damage and aging, Spending too much time in the sun without the right SPF protection can leave to sun damage and even cancer. Pollution, air conditioning, and heating can cause your complexion to look dull, dry and again contribute to the signs of aging. The key is to be careful with your skin, treat it gently. When you’re washing it, don’t leave it raw or use tugging motions which can cause damage. Use gentle but effective cleansers to remove traces of pore clogging oil and pollution at the end of each day.
Not only does Botox blur and smooth existing lines making you look younger, but it can also work as a preventative measure against new ones forming too. As the nerve signal is blocked, the face is unable to continue making the expressions that are causing the lines. For this reason, it can be useful to go in and have it done earlier than you think. If you wait for too long, you miss out of the preventative measures of it.
Booking into a spa every now and again is a great way to treat yourself. A facial will fully cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize the skin leaving it completely rejuvenated. A salon will also be able to diagnose your skin type and recommend the right products too. If you’re feeling like you need some relaxing down time, this is an excellent way to go about it. Skin cells regenerate roughly each month, but you could have facials done every few months or even just once a year if you wanted.