We're serious about saving face! And when it comes to how to prevent aging, the old adage is true: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. The key to how to prevent aging skin starts with smart, exceptional skincare.
It takes surprisingly little time and only a handful of products to keep your skin from premature wrinkling, unsightly brown spots, and loss of firmness. The following are tips you can put into action now to keep your skin looking young.
How to Prevent Aging Tip # 1: Be Neurotic
It's OK to be obsessive about some things, like staying healthy and driving safely, and sunscreen should be on that list. Applying a daily sunscreen means you'll get the last laugh when it comes to laugh lines and other signs of aging. Without a doubt, sunscreen is the # 1 anti-wrinkle, anti-sagging, and anti-brown spot product, because UV exposure is the # 1 cause of almost every sign of aging!
How to Prevent Aging Tip # 2: Exfoliate
Scrubs are OK for extra cleansing, but in terms of exfoliating layers of sun-damaged or unhealthy skin, scrubs should be thrown back to the era from where they came-along with Ten-O-Six toners and that jar of Noxzema Skin Cleanser! So, if you're still relying on scrubs as your sole exfoliant, it's time for an update.
When used daily, a well-formulated AHA or BHA exfoliant helps improve skin tone and texture for radiant results. And both bringing anti-aging benefits (like collagen stimulation) that scrubs do not!
How to Prevent Aging Tip # 3: Anti-Aging Ingredients – Your New BFFs
Start using products loaded with potent antioxidants and cell-communicating ingredients before signs of damage occur-and you'll be on track for a more even complexion and firmer, healthy skin as you age. Using them early on in life does not mean they will not be effective later on as well. Your skin never stops benefiting from these types of ingredients, just like your body never stops benefiting from eating healthy foods. So, make these anti-aging sensations your skincare BFFs for life!
How to Prevent Aging Tip # 4: Avoid Skincare “Junk Food”
When we say avoid the “junk food” of skincare products, we mean products that are loaded with things that are extremely damaging (or just useless) for skin. For example, alcohol-based formulas; yes, some people may say that “boozy” beauty products are fine if “they do not bother you,” but the silent irritation is that it is causing results in cumulative damage.
You may not see or feel the inflammation today, but over time, the negative impact of irritation will make itself apparent, in slower healing times, redness, and loss of elasticity. Think about the damage smoking and tanning cause over the long haul. Those behaviors are youthful skin killers.
Of course, it also is important to avoid products that contain nothing helpful for skin. Your skin needs products with skin-repairing ingredients, protective antioxidants, sun protection and an exfoliant. Why spend money on products that are average when there are so many that are really outstanding