Not only do we all want to feel younger, but we want to look younger too. Unfortunately, the fountain of youth isn’t as accessible as we would like it to be. But with all the serums, creams, and other crazy products out there, it all just seems so confusing. Most of us don’t have a clue about how to achieve a younger, healthier look. The key to that is younger-looking skin. After all, the skin is the number one indicator of age. But we got you covered with an easy 4 step skincare routine. There is one routine for the morning, and one for nighttime. Let’s get started!
Morning And Day Time Skincare Routine
Step1. Start Early And Exfoliate
Your skin care routine starts first thing in the morning. Did you know that your facial skin can have impurities and oil on it after a night of sleep? Gross, right? So wash your face! Find a gentle cleanser that goes well with your skin type, whether it’s sensitive, oily or acne-prone. Here’s a tip: a few days a week, exfoliate your skin with a fine scrub. This eliminates dead skin cell buildup from the surface of the skin on your face, giving you brighter, younger, and more polished skin! Trust us, it’s worth the extra step.
Step 2. Use An Antioxidant Serum
If you’ve ever wondered if serums are essential to your skin care routine, the answer is yes! Serums are formulas that are highly concentrated and contain vitamins, nutrients, and other skin-benefitting ingredients. They can also help improve the overall appearance of your complexion for that younger look! You should try products with a formulation that helps enhance protection against free radicals to prevent signs of aging on your face.
Step 3. It’s All About The Eyes
One of the biggest age indicators on your face is your eyes. The area around your eyes can show signs of aging through fine lines and wrinkles. To help get rid of these signs, or minimize the appearance, add this next step to your skin care routine! Get a formula with SPF during the morning. Why? Because unprotected and prolonged exposure to UV light can cause wrinkles, dark spots, and crow’s feet around the eyes. It can make these age revealers more pronounced, so add this to the mix!
Step 4. Use Moisturizer With SPF
When you wash your face, it’s essential you reintroduce moisture back onto your complexion. This helps avoid dry skin. When you are able to maintain the proper moisture balance for your skin, the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines can be significantly reduced! Always apply SPF as the last step of your morning routine, even if it’s cloudy! Next, we’re going to move onto your evening skincare routine.
Night Time Skincare Routine
Step 1. Wash Your Face (Again)
Just like you did in the morning, give your face a good wash with a gentle cleanser. Your face has been exposed to the outside world and all the toxins in the air. Use the same formula as you did in the morning, or a new one if you wish. We recommend that a few times a week, you swap in an exfoliating cleanser to remove dead skin cells. Dead skin cells can build up on the surface of your skin and give you a dull appearance. Here’s a tip: if you’ve been wearing heavy makeup all day, follow up with a toner. This ensures that every last trace of cosmetics, pollution, grime, and dirt is wiped away! A clean face is a happy face!
Step 2. Use Retinol
When it comes to anti-aging skin care routines, retinol is highly regarded. It’s known to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots that are caused by the environment and inevitable aging. If you incorporate a retinol product at night, it breaks down the UV light.
Step 3. Use Night Cream To Moisturize
Just like your morning skincare routine, moisturizing in the evening is essential for cleansing your face. But instead of using a moisturizer with SPF, use a night cream that’s formulated with anti-aging ingredients like glycolic acid, hyaluronic acid, LHA, and retinol! Just make sure it’s formulated for your skin type!
Step 4: Don’t Forget To Treat Your Eyes
Lastly, before you go to bed, apply the same eye cream you used in the morning to maintain a younger and healthier look. If your cream has SPF, consider swapping it for another cream that can increase moisture levels and reduce wrinkles, dark circles, and fine lines.
Talk To A Skin Care Specialist Today
If you, or someone you know, want to learn more about a skin care routine that will give you a younger and healthier look, talk to someone at Skin Apeel today!