As early as your 20s or 30s, your skin can begin to show signs of aging, like dryness, uneven tone, and wrinkles – signs that can multiply as the years pass. Yet, not everyone wants to turn to Botox or cosmetic surgery to restore youthful radiance.
So, what can you do?
We’ve put together a list of five quick tricks you can incorporate into your routine to challenge the clock, defy aging and reveal younger looking skin both today and years from now.
#1 – Practice proper cleansing
Oils, makeup, and pollution clog your pores, which stretches and ages your skin, causing breakdown of the collagen that keeps it firm and lifted. That’s why you should never go to bed without cleansing your face. Simply choose a gentle, natural cleanser infused with pure botanicals to open and deeply cleanse pores, and brighten your skin, while combatting wrinkles and blackheads.
Expert tip: Use lukewarm water when you wash your face to calm your skin and reduce redness, without drying.
#2 – Skip the sugar
Hidden sugar in the foods and drinks you choose can accelerate inflammation and age your skin. High levels of sugar in your bloodstream can even bind to the elastin and collagen that keeps your skin looking plump and cause them to become stiff and even brittle. This can lead to the fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging we all dread.
So, swap those sugar-packed drinks for water and be sure to read food labels to ensure you’re making a healthy choice for your skin.
#3 – Relax with a facial massage
As you apply your skincare products before bed, take the time to lift and contour your facial muscles with a relaxing massage. Facial massage is easy and effective and can even help to rid your face of puffiness caused by excess fluid.
For best results, apply your moisturizer evenly across your face and use your fingertips to create small circular motions along your forehead, cheekbones, jawline, and nasolabial folds.
#4 – Include your neck and hands
It’s important to remember that your neck and hands are the areas that can begin to show your age first. This means that whatever products you use to care for your face, should also be used to pamper them and keep them looking youthful.
Expert tip: Apply a thick and creamy body butter at night, such as Miracles & More Shea Body Butter, formulated with natural seed oils plus Chamomile flower extract to provide the rich, natural fats your skin needs to stay hydrated and firm.
#5 – Switch it up
Your daytime and nighttime skincare routine should be different.
First, by using alternating products for a.m. and p.m. skincare, you’re able to address different skin concerns, like deep moisture and hydration, along with lifting at night, and protection, radiance, and a smooth finish for makeup application for daytime.
We love the Miracles & More Protective Jojoba Moisturizer for day with its oil blend including jojoba, grapeseed, and avocado, along with potent antioxidants to protect against the free radical damage caused by UV rays.
For night, nothing beats the Anti-Aging Collagen Plus Cream, which delivers intensive corrective action around the eyes, visibly reduces wrinkles by up to 31% after a single application, and helps prevent premature skin ageing and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
With these tips, you can restore youthful radiance, firm and lift your skin, and truly say that age is just a number.