All of us desires to have a youthful glow as we get older. And yet, getting rid of bags under your eyes or the wrinkles starting to form at the corners of the eyes seem to be inevitable with the demanding lifestyle you have.
Fortunately, you may prevent or lessen the signs of aging and look as if you’re still in your 20s by just having a simple skincare routine. You might say that you don’t have time for it, but it wouldn’t hurt to try following simple steps of taking good care of your skin instead of having to go through medical procedures which can be quite expensive, right?
Here’s a quick yet essential skincare routine to get that youthful glow you’ve been wanting for so long:
Step 1: Use a gentle cleanser
Did you know that using soaps with strong ingredients is one of the root cause of skin aging? That’s why using a gentle cleanser is strongly advised by experts. It has the ability to preserve your skin and prevent it from dehydration and damage. Always go with cleansers with low pH that helps in maintaining adequate skin balance.
Step 2: Use a mild toner
Similar with facial cleanser, it is best to go with mild to moderate toner that is made of natural ingredients. Toner helps in removing dead skin cells, minimize pores, and remove excess makeup that the cleanser wasn’t able to remove. It’s also ideal if you’ll stay away from toners with alcohol content as this can damage your skin.
Step 3: Use exfoliant
But as we all know, skin exfoliation shouldn’t be done every single day. Why exfoliate, anyway? Well, exfoliants serve as an agent in helping to remove the skin cells on your face. This will make way for fresh cells that will give you the vibrant look as if you’ve had eight hours of sleep.
Step 4: Apply a serum onto your face
When using a serum, you shouldn’t rub it onto your face. The same goes for other skincare products you have. Do not be harsh on your skin by rubbing products all over it – patting it gently is actually the proper way of doing it. This product is a rich source of Vitamin A, C, and can aide in increasing collagen in your skin. The appropriate way of putting it in your face is placing two or three drops to your palm and patting it all over your face, letting your skin absorb all the nutrients it has.
Step 5: Don’t skip moisturizer
As we age, the sebum that our skin has lessens. While this helps in preventing acne, it can also make your skin look dry. It doesn’t seem like a problem until you realize it’s the reason why you have fine lines all over you face.
To prevent further fine lines from surfacing, moisturizer should be applied since it has water-binding composition that can help in rehydrating your skin. It also has mineral oil that can prevent water evaporating from your skin so always remember to put it on a clean face or bacteria will be trapped.
Step 6: Sunscreen is a must
Did you know that applying sunscreen not only during the day, but at night as well can help in making your skin look younger as possible as it could? It can also help in fading age spots, improve the texture of your skin and flatten out your wrinkles.
And since most of us use mobile devices before going to bed, which means more exposure to radiation, sunscreen at night saves your face from unwanted lines.