The Secret to Youthful Skin
We’ve all seen and heard of the crazy beauty and skin care rituals that movie stars and pop singers alike have sworn by; routines that claim to be the fountain of youth (red wine baths, soaking your hands in olive oil, cranberry juice for strong hair, the list goes on and on…). But, what products actually work? Can you crack the code and achieve youthful skin with a specially curated routine of serums and moisturizers? Our answer is yes! Today we’re sharing how to choose the best anti-aging products, our favorites and a simple guide to help you navigate through the multiple serums, creams, essences and ampoules that are available on the market today!
Choosing the Best Anti-Aging Products
It happens to all of us; once our mid 20’s strike, our skin stops producing the essentials to a supple, youthful appearance; collagen and elastin. These two important proteins help give strength and flexibility to the skin. While it might not seem super apparent why these two proteins are so important, we’ll let you in on a little secret; as our bodies make less of these proteins it can lead to multiple unfortunate circumstances like wrinkles, fine lines, crow’s feet, inflammatory issues and even joint pain.
While adding anti-aging products to your skincare arsenal might not be able to reverse the changes that have already happened to your skin, they can definitely help in preventing or slowing down the aging process! Anti-aging products are made to stimulate collagen and peptide production, resulting in a minimized appearance of pesky fine lines and wrinkles.
To create an effective anti-aging skincare routine, you need to first practice healthy skin care habits. What exactly does that mean? Start off with using a moisturizer with an added SPF of 30 or higher. This is a crucial step in preventing signs of aging as UVA and UVB rays have been shown to quickly dry out the skin and contribute to a loss of elasticity, creating wrinkles and sagging skin. Look for an SPF moisturizer with added antioxidants like green tea or vitamin C or E for the most potent combination of anti-aging effects. A couple more ingredients to look for in your skincare products for anti-aging benefits include:
- Retinol (a derivative of vitamin A) which can help with collagen production and preventing new wrinkles from forming
- Hyaluronic acid helps to attract water, visibly plumping skin and also making it an excellent choice for an ingredient in a moisturizer
- Glycolic acid helps to exfoliate skin and can reduce pore size
- Ferulic acid helps to undo UV and environmental damages
- Alpha hydroxy acids are gentle exfoliators that remove dead skin cell buildup to reveal tighter, brighter skin
What you eat can also play a crucial role in your overall skin health so try adding foods packed with antioxidants to your diet to reap all of those anti-aging benefits while you snack! Some of our favorites include:
- Fatty foods like fish, avocados and olive oil
- Most nuts and seeds are packed with vitamin E, great for skin health
- Veggies like sweet potatoes, broccoli and bell peppers all of which contain vitamin A
- Dark chocolate, which is high in antioxidants perfect for more supple and hydrated skin
Plump, Tone and Tighten
We’ve created a simple skincare guide of some of our favorite anti-aging products to include in your daily routine! From serums to creams to essences, we’ve got them all covered to help you on your quest for healthy, youthful skin!
This effective toner is formulated with vitamin C, fermented rice extract, peptides and collagen to really give you the most bang for your buck! Our toner is great for achieving that youthful glow, all while removing makeup, oils and impurities that can build up on your skin throughout the day. Try using after cleansing and before any other product for maximum effect.
Next up is our Refine Ferment serum that is made from pure fermented yeast essence. The fermentation process used to create this product produces anti-aging proteins and antioxidants making it a great choice to add to your “youthful skin” routine! Use this in place of your serum and pat gently into the skin. You’ll notice deeply hydrated and nourished skin within a week!
Further on our quest for younger looking skin and we’re reaching for our Fermentation Peptine Eye Cream! The skin surrounding our eyes is the thinnest on our body and the most delicate meaning it’s the most susceptible to fine lines, wrinkles and the dreaded appearance of crow’s feet. Keep all of that at bay with our peptine eye cream! Packed with peptides, ceramides and growth factors, this intensely hydrating and antioxidant packed cream is perfect to help repair, strengthen and promote the production of collagen and elastin. For best results, pat this cream lightly into the area around your eyes.
Last but certainly not least, the most important step; sunscreen! As a finishing touch, add our Water-full Sun Gel Cream to your daily skin care routine for amazing anti-aging benefits. You’ll be blocking harmful UV rays that can cause discoloration, hyperpigmentation, sunburn and saggy, loose skin because our SPF is long-lasting, lightweight and has an SPF of 50+! Gently rub a dime sized amount on your face for lasting results and even better skin!