Anti-aging can be a confusing topic for some, but it doesn’t have to be! Today’s post will give you all of the “need to know” information regarding your anti-aging routine like when to start, the types of products you should be using, and essential tips. If you enjoy this post, don’t forget to follow askderm on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter to be the first to know all of our exciting news!
What is anti-aging?
Anti-aging refers to the process of slowing the aging process for a more youthful appearance. When you’re young, your body easily regenerates cells. As you get older, the regeneration process slows and aging ensues. You can make a significant difference in the appearance of your skin and age gracefully by following the steps below.
The two biggest mistakes you can make.
It is common knowledge that smoking and excessive sun exposure are harmful. However, most don’t realize just how harmful these two factors are guaranteed to be. Smoking drastically effects the body’s ability to produce collagen, which will lead to premature aging. You’ll notice fine lines much sooner than expected, dullness in your skin, and other serious effects internally. Next is line for premature aging is sun exposure. Using a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays with an SPF 30 + daily is imperative for slowing the aging process. Luckily, there are countless options for you to consider. If you prefer to combine steps to keep your morning routine quick, check out our BB Cream options here.
All about antioxidants.
Antioxidants and anti-aging go hand in hand. Luckily, you can find them in many forms. From food, to supplements, and countless skincare products, there is a wide range of easily accessible options. Antioxidants protect your skin by limiting free radicals which damage skin cells. You’ll find antioxidants in many serums, creams, and lotions for all skin types. Studies show antioxidants even help to prevent cancer, heart disease, memory loss, fatigue, and many other ailments. Incorporating it into your skincare routine can improve your health both inside and out.
Retinoid and Retinols.
Both Retinoid and Retinol products are commonly recommended for most adults as they prove to be incredibly useful when looking to slow aging, regulate skin function, fade dark spots, and more. Retinoids are chemical compounds related to Vitamin A, while Retinol is a form of Vitamin A that naturally occurs in the skin. You’ll also find Retinol in many over-the-counter skincare products for improving fine lines, discoloration, and overall revitalization needs. Retinoids, however, are able to stimulate deeper layers of the skin aiding in collagen production and reaching the sources of wrinkles. The recommended percentage amount depends on several factors like age, skin type, and reasons for use.
When should you start your anti-aging routine?
It’s never too early to protect your skin, and provide it with the nourishment it needs to both feel and look it’s best. Sunscreen should be applied daily as early as your healthcare provider recommends (usually 6 months +) for optimal protection against harmful rays. In addition to the previously mentioned ingredients, look for products that contain Vitamin C, Coenzyme Q-10, Alpha-hydroxy Acids, and Peptides. Remember that healthy skin also comes from within! Regular exercise, a healthy diet, and drinking water all affect the look and feel of your skin. If you have any questions regarding which products you should be using, please chat with a products specialist right here at askderm.com.
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