BEAUTY BASICS: BUILD AN EFFECTIVE SKINCARE ROUTINE WITH THESE 7 STEPS
Beautiful skin is possible at any age, with the right approach, and it’s never too late to start a good skincare routine.
The skin’s appearance is due to 25 percent genetics and 75 percent good health. If your skin is not looking its best, there’s hope. Simple steps that promote good health and gorgeous skin include sun protection, a healthy diet, regular exercise and avoidance of tobacco and alcohol. But to truly take your skin to the next level, couple a healthy lifestyle with these seven skincare steps to enjoy a lifetime of glowing, healthy skin. >>>
“A good, hydrating moisturizer smooths and plumps skin, minimizing fine lines.“
Exfoliation clears dead skin cells, promotes skin regeneration and increases blood circulation, leading to smooth skin. Regular and gentle at-home exfoliation treatments can help keep skin smooth and blemish-free, while visiting a professional aesthetician or dermatologist for a chemical peel can target bigger issues.
A serum, applied morning and night before your normal moisturizer, complements and boosts the effects of your moisturizer. Serums have concentrated nutrients like vitamin C that penetrate deeper than a moisturizer to give your skin an extra boost.
When selecting a moisturizer, look for one that goes beyond simple moisture. Advancements today means that moisturizers not only hydrate your skin, but also deliver nutrients which can fight pollution, firm skin, and reverse damage through cell regeneration. A good, hydrating moisturizer smooths and plumps skin, minimizing fine lines. Hyaluronic acid and ceramides are two ingredients that prevent moisture loss and improve elasticity.
“The skin around the eyes is more delicate than any other facial feature and requires special care.“
Sun exposure is one of the skin’s worst enemies. UV rays are the main cause of dark spots, lack of elasticity, premature aging and skin cancer. Collagen, responsible for young, firm skin, slows down in production with age. UV rays break collagen down faster, speeding up the aging process. A quality sunscreen is essential to preserve the skin and its collagen levels.
5. Pamper The Eyes
The skin around the eyes is more delicate than any other facial feature and requires special care. This fine skin is often the first to show fatigue; the constant movement, as well as rubbing of the eyes, can cause wrinkles to occur there before other places. Eye creams are designed to address these issues without damaging or irritating the delicate eye skin further.
It’s not too late to have firm, smooth skin, even after lines have started to set in. Filler creams that have ingredients such as organic silicone can fill in and reduce wrinkles.
7. Take Nutricosmetics
Nutricosmetics treat the skin from within. An anti-aging skin vitamin, taken daily, can improve the quality of your skin in weeks. Vitamin C and zinc are powerful skin antioxidants, while collagen, vitamin E, fish oils and hyaluronic acid keep skin hydrated and promote skin regeneration.
“It’s not how much money you invest on your skin, but how much time you invest.“
Adding as many of these steps to your beauty routine as possible will ensure that you delay the aging process. It’s not how much money you invest on your skin, but how much time you invest. Add a few minutes per day of care and you’ll see beautiful results over a lifetime. BIKINI