As we grow older, our skin naturally starts showing signs of aging. With age comes the drastic increase in oxidative stress. This is harmful to the skin and increases the damage caused by free radicals — harmful compounds causing wrinkles, uneven skin tone, dry skin, etc.
Unfortunately, you can’t stop time. But there are skincare hacks for you to try to help you maintain youthful-looking skin.
Botox treatment has been a trend for over 15 years. It’s the injection of a purified protein into your face to enhance features and relax facial muscles. Botox treatment is an easy and effective way to reduce signs of aging and wrinkles. One session’s treatment can last up to 3-4 months. Not only can it give you youthful and radiant looking skin, but it can also help with medical conditions, like reducing migraines.
Wash your face with lukewarm water
While some people would prefer a cold, refreshing face rinse after a tiring day, it might be wreaking havoc to your skin. The secret to youthful, radiant skin is rinsing with lukewarm water. This temperature helps constrict blood vessels and prevent dry skin, giving you that fresh and moisturized glow.
Find the right serum for your skin
With all anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant benefits it has on skin, there’s no doubting why face serums are such a trend nowadays. But you shouldn’t use just any kind of serum you find in the market. Find one that fits your skin type and that which specifically tackles the skin problems you may have. There are serums for dry skin, anti-aging, wrinkles, etc. Finding the perfect one for you will work wonders in terms of skin health.
Have different moisturizers for day and night
It’s ideal to moisturize twice a day — once in the morning and once at night. But instead of using just one moisturizer, use two different ones. Each should address a different skin concern. Alternating day and night moisturizers will give you multiple benefits and help you maximize your skincare routine.
Don’t give up on your skincare products too quickly
No matter how quick the product promises results, don’t give up on it once you don’t see any improvement on your skin. On average, it takes 21 days for a new skin cell to be formed and for it to make its way up to the epidermis. So you should wait about four weeks before you can see the effects of a product on your skin.
Be patient with your skincare routine. The road to great skin doesn’t happen in the blink of an eye. Give your products a chance to create good results. Otherwise, you’ll damage your skin more if you keep switching to new products and introducing new chemicals to your body.
Probably the most common cause of skin damage is the sun’s UV rays. Too much exposure to the sun damages skin fibers called elastin. The breaking down of these fibers causes the skin to sag. We think that most wrinkles are because of natural aging, but maybe the culprit is your prolonged sun exposure.
Sunscreen is not only for the beach. Even on a normal day, especially when the sun is up, you should make it a habit to apply sunscreen on your skin to protect it from damage.
You should invest in your skin. After all, you’re going to wear it every day for the rest of your life. Keep your skin healthy and protected by engaging in a healthy skincare routine.