As you age, your skin will naturally lose its elasticity. This is a fact, albeit a very sad one. Elasticity is important because without it, your skin will start to sag and this creates lines and wrinkles on your face.
It’s not only the loss of elasticity that changes. You will also observe dark spots accumulating and sometimes, your skin starts to get rough. This is all an effect of old age and the “wear and tear” of your face after being applied on by so many products in the past years.
But this page isn’t meant to be saddening. If anything, what you’re reading is going to inform you of a complete skin care regimen that will help you prevent the signs of aging from showing at a young age. Follow these steps to achieving a more youthful glow.
Wash with a cleanser
The first thing you want to do is to remove all the makeup and dirt that has stayed on your face after a full day outside. The main culprit for old-looking skin is not just old age. It can also be dirt.
In picking the right cleanser, you want to look for something that is appropriate for your skin type. It’s also a must to look for a cleanser that is gentle on your skin to avoid unnecessary irritation. A cleanser with a low pH level is the best choice.
Even though cleansers are great products that remove makeup and dirt, they don’t remove at least 99% of the dirt on your face. This is where exfoliating is needed.
The right way to use an exfoliant is to apply it on your face 2-3 times a week. Using it every day will cause your skin to thin because when the dead skin cells are removed, the beads will start to scrub off the new skin cells.
Moisturize every day
Now that you’ve cleaned your face, it’s time to apply moisturizer. People with oily skin think that moisturizers make their faces oilier. But in reality, it only helps in balancing out the moisture on your face. The trick here is to look for a light moisturizer for your oily face and have a thick one for your neck (because they age too).
Just recently, beauty experts have discovered the many great effects of serum on the face. For one, it helps keep your face moisturized and it is known to be an effective product for getting lighter, fairer, or even younger-looking skin. If moisturizers are applied during the day, serums, on the other hand, can be applied overnight.
Most of the time this is a skipped step because not a lot of people are aware of the effects of serums. But having serums stay on your face for at least 6 hours helps your skin to absorb more of the nutrients and minerals on the serum.
Don’t forget the sunscreen
Did you know that the sun damages your skin and it makes aging look more obvious? Now that you know about it, the best way to combat the sun’s harmful rays is to apply sunscreen. Since you have already applied a few products on your face, the best sunscreen should be lightweight and has a powder or matte finishing effect. This is to prevent your face from looking oily when the sunscreen “melts” away.
After you’ve done all these steps, you can now say that you’ve started walking towards a more youthful and glowing skin. If you want better and faster results, you can also try Beaute at 2001.
April Brodie is a renowned facialist and skin care expert and the founder of Beaute at 2001. An industry leader, April has 30 years of experience under her belt. She holds a nationally accredited certificate in safety and clinical application of Intense Pulse Light (IPL) and numerous qualifications including Advanced Skin Diagnosis and Dermal Needling. April sits on the advisory board of the National Beauty College in Australia.