Anti-Aging Skin Care Tips

Anti-Aging Skin Care Tips

Although nothing can turn back the hands of time, your skin can defy its age with just a little extra effort. Between changing a few lifestyle habits and adding a few little steps to your skincare routine, you can make your skin look a lot younger! Check out our anti-aging tips for skin below!

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Main Takeaways: Making your skin look younger is all about a good balance of lifestyle and skincare changes. While some can be fairly dramatic (like quitting smoking), others can be simple (like using eye cream).

Good to Know: A big factor in anti-aging skincare is to make sure you’re moisturizing your skin as much as possible since most of us will experience an increase in dryness as we age.

Recommended Products: Eyes Eyes Baby Eye Cream, Crème de la Cream Moisturizer, and Nectar of the C Vitamin C Serum.

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From lifestyle changes to skincare tricks, here are our best anti-aging skincare tips:

1. Stop smoking

There are few things we know of that are 100% guaranteed to ensure your skin ages faster than it has to, but smoking will definitely do it. Smoking will seriously dehydrate your skin, causing fine lines and wrinkles to form, especially around your lips where you take in the smoke. In addition to taking years off your skin, stopping smoking will add years to your life, making it a win-win all around!

2. Drink more water

As we age, our sebaceous glands lose the ability to produce as much oil as they once did. Luckily, it’s fairly easy to replace it by drinking more water. It sounds like a lot but a good rule of thumb is eight, eight ounce glasses a day (that said, if that really is too much, just do your best--even if you just add a little extra intake of water that’s better than nothing). If you’re not crazy about the taste of water, you can always try putting in a few lemons, limes, or even cucumbers just to jazz it up a bit.

3. Use sunscreen

The only thing that ages your skin as fast as smoking is spending a lot of time in the sun. While we strongly suggest curtailing your time in the sun, we realize that may not always be possible, so do the next best thing and make sure you’re wearing plenty of sunscreen, even when you just leave the house for a bit. And if you’re going to be spending the day outside, make sure you reapply every few hours as sweat can take sunscreen with it.

4. Try to eliminate stress

We realize this is much easier said than done but it’s astounding how stress can cause you to age. Between “worry” lines and bags under your eyes, stress really, really shows on your face and when you look worn out, you actually look older. With all the great meditation and wellness apps out there, why not use one at night to deal with the day’s worries and get you ready for the next 24 hours.

5. Change your lifestyle

It can be hard to accept, but the partying and drinking and working around the clock that used to be a way of life gets a lot harder to maintain as we get older--and it shows on our skin (alcohol in particular is a serious dehydrator). We realize that age is just a number, but at a certain point, it’s not a terrible idea to look at your lifestyle and ask yourself if there aren’t ways to relax more and party/drink/work less.

6. Change your diet

It really is true that you are what you eat so if you’re eating a lot of junk, it’s going to show on your face and age you before your time. Foods that are particularly known for causing inflammation like sugar, artificial trans fats and carbs, will really age the skin. If you haven’t already, increase your fruit and vegetable intake (especially leafy greens that are loaded with antioxidants), and you’ll most likely see an improvement in your skin.

7. Stick to a good skincare routine

You know what they say about exercising: It’s a lot easier to stay in shape than it is to get in shape. Skin care works very much the same way. Maintaining healthy, young-looking skin is a LOT easier than trying to get your skin in shape so make sure you’re sticking to a good, solid routine that keeps your skin clean and well moisturized.

8. Make sure your skin is really clean

Part of that skin care routine should be making sure you clean your skin with a non-drying cleanser. Believe it or not, dirt makes skin look a lot older and makes fine lines and wrinkles look more pronounced. The problem is that there are a lot of really drying cleansers out there so make sure you find one that won’t cause even more dryness like our So Clean! facial cleanser.

9. Moisturize like crazy

It’s possible that you may have never even used moisturizer in the past, but if you haven’t, you should definitely start. Restoring moisture to the skin is one of the best ways to keep it looking young. Keep in mind, too, that although moisture is certainly an important component, it’s not the only way to keep your skin hydrated. We recommend using a hydrating toner right after you cleanse and even when your skin just feels a little dry. Our Crème de la Cream natural moisturizer will keep your skin hydrated while reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

10. Use an eye cream

For many people, an eye cream is the last beauty product they add to their skincare routine, but in fact, it’s absolutely one of the most crucial anti-aging skin care products out there. Not only is the skin around the eyes more delicate than the rest of your skin, it produces very little oil, making it one of the first places fine lines and wrinkles appear. A good eye cream like our Eyes Eyes Baby anti-aging eye cream will not only get to work on the appearance of wrinkles, it’ll reduce the look of puffiness as well!

11. Add retinoids to your routine

If the word, “retinoid” sounds a little like something that might fall from space, don’t freak out! In fact, retinol, otherwise known as vitamin A, is a fabulous antioxidant that helps protect skin from environmental stressors trying to harm it. Known as a great anti-aging ingredient, it gets to the middle layer of skin to help keep your skin looking firm and tight. It’s also known for being able to create a plumping effect to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

12. Add vitamin C to your skincare routine

Vitamin C is well-known for its ability to restore skin’s natural glow which is something we tend to lose as we age. A product like our Nectar of the C natural vitamin C serum can not only help restore radiance back to skin, but it can help diminish the look of dark spots and wrinkles.

13. Exfoliate your skin

It may seem odd to suggest exfoliating skin that’s getting drier, but in fact, by exfoliating the skin occasionally, you’ll help your moisturizer absorb into the skin more easily. Without exfoliation, that moisturizer just sits on old, dead skin, but when you exfoliate, you allow your moisturizer to really penetrate. If exfoliating every day is just too much, consider something like our Prince Charcoal natural detox mask to draw impurities out of the skin gently.

14. Switch your make-up from powders to creams

Even on really young skin, powdery makeup can look cakey but on older skin, it can get in the crevices of fine lines and wrinkles, making skin look a lot older than it should. If you switch to things like creme blushes and even eyeshadows and stop using a layer of powder on top of your foundation (or just use it where you’re most oily), you’re likely to find your skin looks a lot better.

15. Put an extra thick layer of moisturizer on before you go to bed

You’ll have to find an old pillowcase to do this and it’s probably not something you’ll want to do every night, but slathering on an extra layer of moisturizer and letting it sink in overnight is a great once-a-week-or-so treat for your skin.

We hope these anti-aging tips for your face help make your skin look as young as possible. Although you may have to give up a little alcohol and some bad habits, look at it this way: at least you don’t have to do homework or take algebra!