Our skin endures lots of damage over the years: from sun damage to stress, as well as the inevitable process of aging, our skin ages and changes as we go through different stages of life.
A common insecurity for women is the first signs of aging: the loss of elasticity in the skin can create fine lines and wrinkles, and it’s normal to want to cover them up.
Whilst there are plenty of concealers on the market to cover your imperfections, the best skincare is in the prevention! Reinvent and simplify your skincare routine today with our helpful guide:
- Stay hydrated
We all know that the body is up to 60% water, right? Drinking enough water is a minimum requirement when it comes to a radiant complexion, and keeping the skin hydrated is even more important when it comes to mature skin: drinking water helps your skin maintain its overall elasticity, which is essential in preventing lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin.
- Simplify your skincare routine with easy-to-use anti-aging products
If you want to tackle the aging process without spending three hours every evening applying an endless list of products, invest in an easy-to-use anti-aging product, such as the My Wrinkle Stick™.
The award-winning My Wrinkle Stick™ is an innovative anti-aging product, suitable for all skin types, quick to use and made with rare Plankton extract.
Plankton extract is known for its vigorous anti-aging properties: not only does it protect the skin from UV radiation, but it also helps to block toxins from penetrating the skin’s outer layer, whilst reducing oxidative stress, protecting cells, and fighting off signs of premature aging.
The My Wrinkle Stick™ saves time and can be applied anywhere with a simple flick of the easy applicator: it’s like applying concealer, but for wrinkles!
- Use make-up products that don’t dry out the skin
When it comes to preserving a youthful complexion, it’s best to avoid certain makeup products. Makeup products such as thick foundations and powders can dry out your skin, and dry skin will only exacerbate any existing signs of aging. Avoid powder foundations and focus on hydrating formulas instead, and for even plumper skin under your makeup, use a hydrating primer. And always remember to take your make-up off before bed! If you have often made a habit of sleeping in your make-up, put a packet of cleansing wipes on your nightstand to remind you to wash off your makeup before sleeping.
- Prioritise products with anti-aging ingredients, such as retinol and plankton extract
For a well-rounded anti-aging skincare regime, focus on moisturizers and serums with anti-aging ingredients, such as retinol or plankton extract. Retinol is a retinoid Vitamin A with great preventative anti-aging properties, whilst plankton extract can help prevent pollutants from penetrating the skin cells, and fights against visible signs of aging.
Plankton extract is used in many anti-aging skincare products, such as the My Wrinkle Stick™ by Roseglow and Burt’s Bees famous firming eye cream. Prioritizing these two active ingredients in your skincare routine will ensure that you can target both visible signs of aging as well as help to prevent further skin damage.
Remember to not forget about your neck! The neck is the area which shows the first signs of aging. The myNECK Cleopatra Neck Mask tackles fine lines and wrinkles on the neck with powerful, science-backed firming ingredients. A recent study has shown that it effectively reduces neck lines and can provide a firming boost by increasing elasticity in the neck area.
- Sleep on silk pillows
Our next tip might seem a bit strange, but did you know that sleeping on certain fabrics can damage the skin and lead to the development of fine lines and wrinkles?
Sleeping on fabrics such as cotton can lead to the skin being inadvertently “tugged” during sleep, drying out the skin and making it more susceptible to fine lines. Instead, try sleeping on a silk pillowcase, which promises to reduce skin friction during sleep and eliminate “sleep wrinkles.” Silk is a great fabric for the skin, as it is a non-friction material and won’t dry out your complexion whilst you get your beauty sleep. As an added bonus, silk pillowcases are great for your hair and will help you avoid those dreaded frizz-filled bad hair days.
- Limit sun exposure and always use sunscreen
Did you know that the sun is responsible for 90% of the skin’s aging? So, using sunbeds is a big no-no if you want to maintain radiant, glowing skin at all ages. A sunbed might give you a pretty tan, but is it worth it for all the damage UV exposure can do the skin? We don’t think so! When it comes to taking care of mature skin, the sun is not your friend. This doesn’t mean you have to shun the sun altogether - simply invest in a high-quality SPF, so that you can enjoy the sun without the damaging side-effects on your skin.
- Moisturize, moisturize, then moisturize again!
When it comes to taking care of mature skin, one of the most important steps is to moisturize daily, preferably twice a day: once in the morning and once before bed. This is an especially important skincare step during the winter months: the cold winds and lower temperatures can drain the natural moisture from the skin, leaving us in need of some major skin TLC! The key to keeping the skin supple is moisture, so any anti-aging regime which doesn’t prioritise hydration will not see optimal results. Make sure to use a separate eye cream, as the delicate skin under the eyes is both highly sensitive and highly susceptible to signs of aging.
- Keep your skincare routine simple
Once your skin reaches the age where you’re dealing with signs of aging, you should try to keep things as simply as possible and not over-complicate your skincare routine. Lengthy, expensive skincare routines seem to be in fashion currently, but are these long and arduous processes even good for our skin? When we pull at our skin to clean it or tug at our skin to apply even more product, we might be doing more damage than good. For anti-aging purposes, you want to keep your skincare routine as simple as possible.
- Use gentle cleansers and exfoliators
There’s nothing worse for the health of your skin than to drag heavy products up and down your face every morning and night. Instead, opt for gentle cleansers and exfoliators, and make sure to exfoliate once a week, not every day. When exfoliating, avoid using heavy, grainy scrubs and opt for chemical exfoliants instead: chemical exfoliants get the job done without being harsh on the skin.