The most important thing in the fight against aging is a skin care routine. It’s a routine that needs to be adhered to from day one to help you maintain skin that stays young, radiant and has no wrinkles. The old adage that you are what you eat holds true when it comes to your skin. The more you eat the more your skin will be able to regenerate from the inside out.
Most experts agree that the first step in any skin care routine should be a facial cleansing routine. That can be done in the morning before you put on your makeup or right after you cleanse your face. If you use a toner or exfoliant during this time, you’ll keep it from getting oily later on. Cleansing allows pores to open and remove dirt and debris from the surface while moisturizing keeps it from drying out. The cleansing soap or cleanser you use should have mild ingredients, be tested on a small area of skin and left on for at least 10 seconds before washing away with lukewarm water.
The second step in your skin care routine is to apply a topical skin cream or lotion. You want to find a cream or lotion containing ingredients that will help reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles as well as nourish the skin to give it that healthy glow. Topical creams and lotions are usually available at your local drug store or at a large chain like Wal-Mart or Target. My personal preference is for an effective anti wrinkle cream that comes in a spray bottle, rather than having to apply it with a brush.
Another important ingredient in your skin care routine is a nighttime treatment or night serum. The purpose of a night serum is to moisturize your skin before bedtime while protecting it from the harsh effects of the environment the night before. The most popular nighttime treatments are from Skinceuticals, which have a line of popular products including the famous Restless serum. Skinceuticals offers many quality products including the popular Restless Serum, which helps to relax and soothe irritated and dry skin. Many of their products include vitamin A, vitamin E and vitamin C to help protect your skin during the night.
When you are choosing a skincare product to accompany your skin care routine you want to make sure it includes the most beneficial ingredients for your skin. You should look for ingredients that will help provide collagen support, promote firmness, improve skin tone and texture, and reduce redness. A product that is full of antioxidants is also a good choice as these can help fight damage caused by free radicals. The more antioxidant ingredients included in a product the better. You also want to choose a product that has a consistent use. This is very important as your skin needs time to adjust to the ingredients and get used to them.
Some people may think that while they need a good skincare routine, they do not need to worry about skin cancer. Unfortunately, one of the leading causes of skin cancer is dry skin. You do need to take extra steps to keep your skin moisturized and to limit its exposure to sun, wind and tan. This is especially true if you have a history of skin cancer or other conditions. However, you can limit your risk by using safe and natural products that will support healthy skin and help you to avoid skin cancer.