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The solution to skin aging is closer than you think
… and if you’ve ordered from us before it might already be right there on your bathroom vanity. To keep things simple, think of anti-aging skincare in terms of 5 essential product types. Do you already use one item from each category?
As aestheticians and skincare professionals we know firsthand that the most effective skin care products to use are those from proven skin care lines. This is the best way to combat the signs of aging and take the best care of your body’s largest organ: your skin. Now let’s look at the 5 essential anti-aging skincare types of products that everyone should be using to age-proof and rejuvenate their skin.
Using a gentle cleanser a.m. and p.m. is imperative to remove make-up, skin oils, and bacteria that are present on your skin. A creamy cleanser that isn’t too harsh is best for dry skin, while a foaming cleanser is the most effective for oily skin. People with dry skin should also avoid cleansers containing sodium lauryl sulfate as it’s too harsh for sensitive skin. Steer clear of washing your face with hot water as it depletes the skin’s natural moisture. Once you have finished cleansing your skin, pat it dry and don’t rub it. Obagi makes an amazing gentle cleanser, check it out here.
Serums are very beneficial for facial skin as their active ingredients are present in larger concentrations than in other products like moisturizers. The most effective active ingredients are retinoids, which are vitamin A derivatives, and vitamin C in the form of ascorbic acid. These ingredients encourage the generation of collagen and neutralize the cumulative environmental oxidation resulting from aging. SkinCeuticals is one of the best skincare lines when it comes to serums. To check out all of our serums, click here.
Aging skin is more prone to dryness as it produces less sebum. Fine lines are often the result of inadequate skin moisturization. Invest in moisturizers that contain water-binding humectants such as hyaluronic acid and glycerin. Swapping your regular face cream for a richer version (especially in Fall and Winter) will also assist in retaining moisture as the heavier cream will seal in the water that is lying against your skin. We carry a great selection of moisturizers from Obagi, SkinCeuticals, our own Skin Deep line, and more.
The sun is responsible for most of the visible signs of skin aging. Applying sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher can assist the skin in avoiding a good deal of this damage, as well as preventing skin discoloration. As the sun’s rays are ever-present and can penetrate clouds, it’s essential to always wear sunscreen when you’re outside or at a window where the sun is shining through. Always select a broad-spectrum, moisture-rich sunscreen, as it protects against UVA as well as UVB rays. We have sunscreens of all types, like mineral, sheer, and physical blockers.
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As skin ages, it stops replenishing itself as quickly as it did before, leading to facial skin that looks dry and dull. Exfoliating your skin weekly can help remove a lot of the build-up of dead skin cells to reveal the brighter skin beneath. It’s best to avoid harsh physical exfoliants like scrubs, in favor of chemical exfoliants that dissolve the bonds between skin cells and aren’t hard on the skin. Alpha-hydroxy exfoliants such as glycolic and lactic acids are best for more mature skin. Our most popular exfoliating product is by far Obagi Tretinoin Rx.
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And there you have it – those are the 5 Anti-Aging Skincare Essentials!
Of course it’s not only facial skin that shows the signs of aging. The skin of your neck, chest, and hands also visibly changes with age. Luckily, products like sunscreens and those developed specifically for these areas, help skin avoid the most obvious signs of aging. Invest in the health of your skin, stop throwing away money on terrible drugstore products, and turn to proven, high-quality products that really do work. Get in touch with us if you have any questions about the products and brands we carry.