Tips on How to Create the All-Important Anti-Aging Skin Care Plan

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If you’re noticing signs of aging on your skin, then you’re familiar with under eye creams, serums, and anti-wrinkle creams. These are just the tip of some of the anti-aging products that you can find on Faveable.

However, you must be aware that the secret to having healthy skin will require you to come up with a routine and a habit that you must follow every day.

Having healthy skin can prevent blotchy complexions, reduce fine lines, wrinkles and also reduce the chance of skin cancer. Following a healthy routine can make your skin look brighter and give it back the youthful glow and firmness that it once had.

That being said, we’re here to help you give some much-needed knowledge and anti-aging products and the tips you can use to reduce the anti-aging dilemma.

Selecting and Shopping for Anti-aging Skin Care Products
Buying anti-aging products can be a gamble sometimes if you don’t know what you’re looking for. With so many choices on the market these days and a variety of uses in just one product, it’s easy to get confused.

However, there is still some hope left. Here are a few tips that will help you to shop the right anti-aging product with enough confidence.

Sunscreen and Moisturizer
If you’re already using sunscreen and moisturizer, then you should know that you’re already halfway there with keeping your skin looking young and beautiful.

For those that don’t yet, we recommend that you start immediately. They are the best and most effective products that you can buy to stop your skin from aging. You will notice the changes in your skin in a very short amount of time.

Whenever you’re shopping for sunscreen lotions, always try to select one that offers either a water resistance option, an SPF 30, or a broad spectrum.

A broad spectrum sunscreen can be used with a moisturizer, but make sure that it has an SPF 30 or higher.

Anti-aging moisturizers help to reduce fine lines drastically. It’s the best ingredient that any anti-aging product can have. Make sure to use sunscreen whenever you’re going out and invest in a good anti-aging moisturizer ASAP!

Focus on One Aging Concern At a Time
When talking about aging, most people go crazy and start trying to control all the problems at once.

But, the wisest thing you can do is to give your moisturizer and sunscreen a chance first. A week at the most, and then take a look at your skin again. You’ll see that there are fewer signs of aging than you noticed before.

Try focusing on one problem at a time. For example, look for a product that helps to reduce wrinkles if that bothers you the most. Not all anti-aging products cover all the bases of aging.

Also, using more than one product in a span of a few days or weeks can make you look older simply because it didn’t suit your skin.

Matching Your Skin Type
Knowing what type your skin is can be very beneficial when you’re shopping for anti-aging products. They’ll help minimize your struggle to find the right product and waste hours of your time.

It’s pretty simple, if you have dry skin, go for a product that specifies that it’s made for dry skin. Always remember to read the labels and don’t buy a product that doesn’t match your skin type.

The wrong product can cause acne, skin irritations, rashes, or make things worse. It’s a very important tip for those shopping out there for their anti-aging products and one you must remember at all times.

Knowing what some of the terms mean in a product can help you to buy a product more easily. For example, non-comedogenic or non-acnegenic means that the product will not cause you acne, and a hypoallergenic-based product can give you an allergic reaction.

Avoid Having Unrealistic Expectations
We’ve all seen the advertisements on TV about anti-aging products. How fine lines and wrinkles vanish within seconds of applying a cream on your face.

If only it was that simple, every woman struggling with aging would be looking fine as wine right now. Unfortunately, these only give you an unrealistic expectation.

The job of an anti-aging product is pretty basic and works to give you a moderate result. It doesn’t actually make you look ten years younger or give you a painless facelift.

Keep in mind that ‘clinically proven’ doesn’t always mean that they went through actual clinical trials. It only means they were given to users for them to try. So, don’t believe everything you see on your TV and end up buying something that doesn’t work at all on you.

Get Maximum Results Within Your Price Range
Finally, it’s an absolute waste of money if the expensive product you bought didn’t do the job that it was meant to do. People think that the more expensive an item is, the better it is.

However, that can’t be true all the time. Anti-aging products now come in all price ranges. To get the maximum results that also fit within your price range, consult with a dermatologist.

They can give you some great tips about making the most from the product you’ve bought.

Essential Anti-aging Skin Care Tips
Besides using anti-aging products, here are some essential anti-aging skin care tips that you can start to use if you’re not already!

Protection From the Sun
It doesn’t need to be said how harmful the UV rays from the sun can be. And direct exposure can cause your skin to age more quickly. There is actually a term for this effect and it’s called Photoaging.

Protect your skin from the sun by staying in the shade between 10am-2am. It’s when the sun is right on top of your head. Also, avoid being in the sun when your shadow looks shorter than you.

Another great tip that you can use to avoid the UV rays is to cover yourself up. Wear a wide-brimmed hat, long sleeves, and comfortable pants that don’t make you feel like your legs are burning.

Also, sunglasses help to avoid fine lines from appearing your face. You can also wear gloves because direct exposure can bring on age spots on them. Cover yourself up with sunscreen, especially on the places, your clothes won’t cover.

Say No to Indoor Tanning
Sunbathing these days can also be harmful to the skin, and so the invention of tanning beds and sun lamps happened. If you think that these are better alternatives for getting your tan, you’re severely mistaken.

If anything, these inventions also expose you to UV rays. They can also drastically speed up the process of aging. So, say no to indoor tanning beds and sun lamps or whatever else they’ve created to give you the false hope of getting the beach tan.

Moisturize Your Skin Every Day
As we age, the skin becomes drier. Fine lines and wrinkles appear. Moisturizer traps water in our skin, giving it a more youthful appearance. For best results, use a facial moisturizer, body moisturizer, and lip balm.

Wash Your Face Twice a Day
This is a tip that everyone should include in their routines. Washing your face twice a day to wash away the dirt and grime can do wonders for your skin. Not only will it keep it clean but also acne free.

You can choose to use a mild cleanser or a mild soap and wash your face with warm water. You can also exfoliate your skin by scrubbing every 3-5 days.

Take note though, too much scrubbing can cause more harm to your skin than good. If not done the right way, you can end up with dry/sensitive skin and acne. Whatever you use, always make sure that it matches with your skin type and test it out before using it on your face.

Say no To Smoking
Believe it or not, smoking can also cause your skin to age. The smoke from the tobacco contains toxins that can make your skin look dull, make your complexion dry, bring on premature lines and wrinkles, make your skin leathery, and also make it lose its firmness.

Smoking is already detrimental to health, and if you had no idea about it speeding up the process of aging before now, then it’s probably a good time to quit.

Or at least try to quit if you’re a heavy smoker already. It’s not worth risking your life over and it’s certainly worth risking your skin over it either.

Eat Healthy and Sleep Properly
It’s no secret that eating healthy and having a proper sleeping cycle can do so much for not only your skin but also your whole body and lifestyle.

Try to maintain a healthy diet that helps to give your skin a healthy look. Include lots of fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, and lean proteins. Having radiant and glowing skin can make you feel more confident about yourself as well.

Getting those 7-8 hours of (beauty) sleep gives your body time to rejuvenate itself from the turmoil that you put it through daily in order to survive this thing called life.

Don’t work late or stay up binging Netflix to find out what happens next on that episode of Altered Carbon. It can wait, give your curious brain the rest that it truly deserves.

Final Thoughts
If you’re serious about maintaining your skin and stopping it from aging too quickly, then you should consider changing your lifestyle.

Late night junk food binging, not using sunscreen or a moisturizer, too much exfoliating and using tanning beds will only make things worse.

Before you realize it, it might be too late. So, follow our tips and see for yourself how being a little cautious and caring towards your skin can make it healthier and more beautiful.

You can always seek help from your dermatologist and ask them for their advice. Get your skin examined and find out what and where the problem is. Don’t just rely on anti-aging products alone. Fixing your skin starts with YOU.

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