Aging is inevitable and starts sooner than you think. We begin aging the minute our bodies start producing collagen at a lower rate. As soon as you turn 25, you will begin the aging process. If you want to prevent the signs of aging or improve your current signs, you might have to start making some changes in your skincare routine.
Here are the top five products that we recommend you incorporate into your skincare routine.
Many factors cause us to age, but the sun’s the greatest culprit in our aging. The sun’s UVA and UVB rays penetrate your skin. This causes your skin to lose its firmness, leading to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. This is why the most important antiaging product is sunscreen.
Sunscreen will not help reverse the signs of aging that you might have now, but it will definitely prevent future signs of aging from forming. It’s important to choose a sunscreen that has the right ingredients, such as zinc and titanium. If your SPF does not contain these essential ingredients, it will not be as effective in preventing future signs of aging.
Our second favorite product for preventing aging is retinol. Retinol is a derivative of retinoid that is made up of vitamin A, and what makes retinol so special is that it goes deeper than just the first layer of the skin (epidermis).
As mentioned earlier, when we begin to age, our collagen production levels begin to lower, making it difficult to renovate and rejuvenate the skin. With retinol, you’re giving your skin the push it needs to successfully produce the collagen and elastin that your skin so desperately needs.
Retinol will help prevent and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and large pores. Besides that, retinol will help improve the skin’s tone and texture.
3. VITAMIN C
Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps protect your cells from free radicals. Given that your body doesn’t naturally produce vitamin c forces you to acquire it from other sources such as supplements, diets, or serums.
Besides protecting your skin from free radicals, vitamin c is great for lightening the appearance of dark spots over time. Besides that, vitamin c is great for tightening the skin. Vitamin c is able to have this effect because it is telling your collagen and elastin to work!
4. HYALURONIC ACID
Hyaluronic acid is a sugar that is naturally found in our bodies. Since this is already found naturally in our body, it won’t cause any irritation or reaction. Like collagen, we slowly stop producing hyaluronic acid as we age.
Hyaluronic acid is the main ingredient used to keep your skin hydrated and moisturized. When you apply it to your skin, it’s as if you’re giving your skin a glass of water. Hyaluronic acid will keep your skin looking plump and hydrated.
If you’ve lost volume and fitness on your skin and want to rejuvenate those areas a step further, then hyaluronic acid fillers might be a great option for you!
5. GLYCOLIC ACID
Glycolic acid is an amazing ingredient for exfoliating the skin. It is a chemical exfoliant that penetrates pores, minimizing the skin cell build-up that causes acne lesions. When you apply glycolic acid, it exfoliates the outermost layer of the skin to reveal healthier, fresher skin. Studies show that pure medical-grade glycolic acid is up to 60% better at increasing skin cell renewal.
Glycolic acid is especially great for reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles. Low concentrations of glycolic acid (5% – 7%) can be found in skincare products. However, if you prefer a deeper peel, then seeking a professional would be the best option.