Five Important Anti-Ageing Skincare Tips
We are going to cover five important anti-ageing skincare tips that you can follow not only to get rid of fine lines and ageing but also to improve general skin health.
1. Retinol Moisturizer
The number one skincare tip is to use a retinol-based moisturizer.
If you had to pick one anti-ageing cream, a retinol-based moisturizer is a safe and long-term treatment. It helps reduce fine lines and make age spots fade away. These creams are relatively inexpensive.
Retinol erases signs of ageing by thickening the dermis deeper layer of the skin that can exfoliate the skin.
This cream is only effective in reversing damage, and depending on how you apply it; it can affect the results you see.
Sometimes it might not suit you if your skin is too sensitive. Sometimes retinol can make skin dry out and turn red. Hence, it’s best to talk to your dermatologist before starting a cream regimen. The dermatologist will recommend a product that contains a low concentration of retinol (0.25% or 0.3%) to observe its reaction on the skin before moving to higher concentrations.
Retinol based creams are one of the best anti-ageing cream known so far of, scientifically. It is not that expensive and is easily found at local medicals and department stores. Make sure to use it after consulting a dermatologist.
2. A combination of vitamin C and vitamin E
The second tip is to use a combination of vitamin C and vitamin E every morning. These are antioxidants and available in most skincare lines.
Vitamin C is great at fighting free radicals. It protects your skin from damage throughout the day.
Some studies also show that combining vitamin C with vitamin E will get you a synergistic antioxidant effect and much better antioxidant protection. In essence, they combine to work even better together than when they are alone. So instead of just using vitamin C, you can use a combination vitamin C and vitamin E antioxidants.
One of the most tips is to apply sunscreen, at least SPF 30, every day without fail. You should avoid oxybenzone based sunscreen. Dermatologists all over the world recommend applying sunscreens for years and to use it every day. This is because the ultraviolet radiation from the sun is the main ager of our skin.
Compare the skin of the face and chest to your legs to know the difference between skin exposed and unexposed to UV rays. You will see how the parts not exposed to the sun are much nicer and smoother than your face, hands, neck and chest.
Unfortunately, not all sunscreens are safe, and oxybenzone based sunscreen is strongly discouraged. Oxybenzone is known to disrupt the human hormone system potentially. It can have a bad effect on hormonal functions and is specially not recommended for children.
People with normal skin can exfoliate two to three times a week but if you have sensitive skin, only once a week. Don’t overdo it and if your skin feels irritated then you should stop. Consult your dermatologist to find which type or brand is the best for you.
Exfoliating is important because when we are young, our skin turns over every six to eight weeks. This kind of normal cellular turnover is the reason why when we are younger, we have young, radiant and youthful skin.
But this process slows down as we get older and it starts to take 10 to 12 weeks or even longer for our skin to turn over. Due to this, we start developing this buildup of dead skin cells on the surface of our skin which makes skin rough.
When you exfoliate your skin a few times a week, it gets rid of the upper layer cells that have built up over time. And it actually sends a cellular signal to the deeper skin cells to exfoliate and increase the cellular turnover and make skin smoother.
Cleansing is essential if you have oily skin. A lot of people with oily skin try to get rid of the oiliness with the use of alcohol-based cleaners. Using these types of cleaners may remove the oil instantly or immediately.
But when the oil has been removed from the skin and it makes more oil. Even though it may get rid of the oil temporarily, the skin will react by creating more oil if you use such cleansers.
Hence, oil-based cleansers can help clean oily skin, without making it feel more oily. You might be wondering why a person with oily skin should use an oil-based cleanser, but it is reported they work better on acne as well as general skin health. So it’s worth a try.
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