Thoroughly Cleanse, Day & Night
Leaving makeup on your skin, or oil and dirt which builds up during the day, doesn’t allow your skin to breathe at night and can ruin a clear complexion. If you have a day when you wear heavier make up or feel extra oily, double cleansing is a great way to ensure your skin is thoroughly clean. Cleansing removes all makeup, loosens impurities and circulates blood flow.
The Gold Standard is Retinol
Retinol is the gold standard of any anti-aging regimen for youthful looking skin and to stimulate collagen production. You should use retinol at least twice a week, up to every other night if your skin can tolerate it. It decreases fine lines and wrinkles, boosts collagen production, decrease hyper-pigmentation, improves texture and tone and helps give the skin a youthful glow.
Use Vitamin C Daily
A staple in every great skin-care regimen is Vitamin C, an antioxidant that helps protect skin cells from damaging free radicals due to UV exposure, which can lead to premature skin aging and hyperpigmentation. Vitamin C in your anti-aging regimen is a non-negotiable and those with flawless skin never skip it! The best type of Vitamin C to add in your regimen is a serum, they tend to be the most potent form.
Skin will become more plump and youthful if it is properly hydrated. Moisturizing in the morning and night is an important step in any skincare regime. A lighter moisturizer is great for the day time and if your skin is on the dry side, a heavier moisturizer can be applied at night time. Skin repairs itself while we sleep, so let it happen as naturally as possible. If you’re more oily keep your moisturizer light to prevent breakouts.
Never Skip Sunscreen
The sun is the number one cause of advanced skin aging. Every morning sunscreen should be applied. The beauty is many anti-aging moisturizers or makeup include SPF nowadays, making it a simple step to keep our skin protected from the UV rays. No point in spending all the money on skincare and not protecting your investment. Your skin will thank you!
Eat for Glowing Skin
Incorporating a healthy diet shows on your skin. Drinking water, eating a lean protein diet, fiber, and anti-inflammatory foods that are high in antioxidants, such as blueberries and green leafy vegetables will help to keep the skin clear and glowing.
It’s really important to hydrate by drinking plenty of water during the day and before bed for healthy, glowing skin. Our bodies are 70% water and the skin is over 60% water. We need to keep hydrated to survive, and it only makes sense that our skin needs water too! So drink up to stay hydrated in the sun and heat. You’ll be amazed by the skin improvements good old H2O can provide.
Water slows the aging process, flushes out impurities and toxins, fights oil and acne, and plumps skin cells, which reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Topically we can apply products that contain hyaluronic acid, which carries a 1,000 times its weight in water.
When applying products give yourself a quick facial massage. This increases blood flow, soothes nerve endings, helps to relax muscles, tones, contours and reduces puffiness. It’s also a great way to relax and take a few deep breaths!
Corina, RN, CANS is Board Certified and trained in several types of cosmetic procedures. She is a true artist creating natural looking results!