They say that life begins at forty, but the truth is that your skin disagrees with you. With visible signs of ageing, you start to worry about your body when you hit forty. Today we look at tips for a younger you, possibly ten years younger.
Use the Right Type of Cleanser
If you buy a cheap cleanser that promises the best benefits on the label, you will be hurting your skin instead of helping it. Instead, you need to choose a cleanser that is designed for your skin type. If your skin tends to dry up, then look for a cleanser that can hydrate it. On the other hand, if the skin is a combo skin, then look for a foaming cleanser that can do away with the excess oil.
No matter the skin type, go for a cleaner that has alpha hydroxyl acids, which are active ingredients that can stimulate cell turnover. This turnover primes your skin to help absorb the products that you will apply. With such a cleanser, you do not have to use more money buying exfoliating products.
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Use Face Serum
If you are not using face serum now, you probably need to start using it. Most of the face serums on the market contain anti-ageing ingredients that are not typically found in moisturisers, cleansers and facial oils.
Just as you do with lingerie, you have to wear something different at night than what you do in the day. So, apply a serum that contains antioxidants in the morning to protect against the harsh sunlight, and skip the antioxidants at night and opt for one with retinol. Retinol helps to repair your skin by increasing the speed of the cell turnover, stimulating new cell growth and preventing the breakdown of collagen.
Do not forget the Basics
Most people rush to make use of advanced treatments and forget about the basics – sunscreen. Wearing sunscreen on a daily basis is one of the ways to protect your skin against aging. While the sunscreen will not undo any damage that has already occurred, you need it to prevent any further damage to the skin.
You can use a moisturizer along with the sunscreen. This makes it easier to apply the sunscreen later on, and it also improves its effect during the day. Choose moisturizers that offer broad-spectrum protection.