A beautiful glowing plumped skin with no visible fine lines, wrinkles or pigmentation pretty much wraps up our ultimate beauty goals. However, wrinkles and fine lines tend to stand out as the major concern to many of us out there.. The reason behind this is the general assumption that the more the wrinkles the older one appears to be.. For us to be able to achieve a youthful and long-lasting appearance three deeds need to be kept in mind; prevention, commitment and last but not least patience..
As I always preach for, prevention is far easier and cheaper than actually solving an existent problem.. Today I will be presenting the ideal formula where you can rest assured you’ll maintain a younger looking complexion by simply being mindful of the points below…
1 || Take another look at the prescription medication you’re submitting to..
Any prescribed medications that you may be taking orally or applying to your skin topically can have a prominent effect on the smoothness of your skin. Medications such as oral antibiotics, topical creams and gels, birth control pills or prescribed retinoids could be double edged swords.. As effective as they prove to be, there are negative results that come along. Dryness, irritation or pigmentation are all common side effects, and these are never good for your skin’s health nor for your quest for younger looking skin..
2 || Over-Drying Your Skin Should Be Your #1 Foe…
Simply put, the drier the skin, the more wrinkles. The skin tends to dry as a result of over exfoliating, using drying cleansers, ditching hydrating ingredients and the list goes on.. Damaging the skin’s protective barrier will surely result in a wrinkly facade. Always keep in mind that your skin is alive, meaning it consists of cells that require to be hydrated. Water drying from these cells will cause them to shrink, the overall face appearance will mainly suffer and look dull and old. Hyaluronic acid is your savior, I even apply it prior to my regular moisturizer to further quench my skin cell’s thirst, especially during summer. Make sure your skin is damp before choosing to apply hyaluronic acid, this guarantees more water locked in..
3 || Be Aware Of Your Skin Type…
Our skin evolves, meaning; if you think you’ll always have dry, combination or oily skin condition you’re mistaken. For most people, skin acts way different now than when younger. Accordingly, your skin routine should evolve as well. Your skin changes every decade and you need to know the best way to care for it. Renee Rouleau’s skin type quiz is our favorite when it comes to determine your skin type..
4 || Beauty Sleep Has Much More To It Than Simply Shutting Your Eyes!
It is shocking to know that after sun exposure the second cause of wrinkles come from sleep. How you position your head on your pillow as an initial sleeping position can make all the difference. Are you a side or back sleeper? Side sleepers will develop creases on their chest known as “sleep cleavage” as well as vertical line that has formed in the area where their nose and cheek meet. For back sleepers, deeper horizontal lines on their neck from this area get squished with the chin pushing down.
5 || Sunblock, 365 Days A Year, Winter Or Summer, Indoors Or Outdoors, Rain or Shine…
A considerable amount of DNA damage to your skin is massively caused by unprotected UV rays exposure.. You want younger looking skin, ditching sunscreen won’t get you there..
6 || Your Neck Is An Official Extension To Your Face… Never An Afterthought!
When it comes to aging, the neck is at a disadvantage to begin with since there is less bone structure to support the skin that in the face. This will all lead to eventual sagging. In your quest to prevent wrinkles, you want to pay attention to how you care for your neck. Simply put, anything you apply on the face should be applied to your neck.. You’re only as young as your neck!!!
7 || Your Eye Area Requires More than Just An Eye Cream!
It’s all in the eyes.. If you just realize the amount of wear and tear from smiling, squinting and rubbing your eye area suffers from, then you will probably abide to what I’m about to suggest.. Hydrating goes without saying.. However, for a more youthful-looking eye area, you must consider retinol, exfoliation and skin firming peptides in order to prevent premature aging..
8 || Vitamin A Loves your Skin..
Consider yourself lucky if you have been using vitamin A as early as in your 20’s.. Why? Because hands down it is the most tried and true, biologically-proven topical anti-aging ingredient known to humanity, a.k.a. retinoid or retinol. As a pure act of prevention, getting ahead of you wrinkles by using it consistently is almost always more effective that dealing with wrinkles later on.
9 || Get More Physical With Botox…
We all love how Botox simply erases lines and wrinkles. Using a Botox-free alternative for preventing forehead and between-the-brow wrinkles sounds more accessible than the regular 5-months-apart Botox injection visits to your dermatologist.. Less expensive Botox alternatives do exist, and they really work, at least temporarily, while you sleep for example to prevent wrinkling. By freezing your expressions every now and then you will save your face from unnecessary aging creases.
10 || Trust Your Pro…
Attempting to go it alone often gets us confused.. A routine that isn’t delivering the results we need is a complete waste if time, money and energy.. You will greatly benefit from additional care with professional treatments like facials, lasers, and chemical peels. Not only are you getting a skin treatment that will target your wrinkle concerns, but you’ll also be getting guidance from an expert.