These aren’t wrinkles, they’re laugh lines. Proof of a life well-lived and thoroughly enjoyed. That being said, aging can be a difficult subject to broach. After all, while we all aspire to a life well-lived, the thought of wearing the signs of it around the eyes can seem a bit daunting. Ultimately what we want is to be comfortable in your own skin. Wrinkles, crinkles, freckles, and all.
One of the best ways to ensure that your skin is happy and healthy, regardless of your age, is to have a daily care routine. We have daily routines to ensure personal health, work productivity, and housing happiness, so why not have habitual skin habits, too? By adopting a daily skin care routine, you can not only slow down the signs of aging, but also cultivate a loving relationship with your skin.
As the largest organ in the human body, your skin requires constant hydration. Just as you drink water to keep your internal organs healthy and happy, so too must you nourish your skin. So how do you keep your skin hydrated? Quite easily, with a daily dose of hydrating lotion. Lotion, body butters, and creams are all excellent ways to make sure your skin is thoroughly moisturized. By moisturizing on a day-to-day basis, you are ensuring that your skin won’t dry out. Nothing brings on cracks and wrinkles faster than dry skin.
After you hop out of the shower, lightly towel dry your skin and then rub a hydrating lotion such as Pure Anti-Aging Skin Nourish ACDE Day Moisturizer into your skin. The ACDE Day Moisturizer has such main active ingredients as Vitamins E, B5, and C which help to keep skin firm and protects the skin from environmental stressors. Additionally, the moisturizer has Aquaxyl, which helps to boost the circulation of water through all layers of skin.
If you prefer creams, Euphorie has a line dedicated to help prevent skin aging from lack of hydration. The Euphorie 24K Gold Infused Reinvigorating Anti-Aging Cream is designed to protect your skin from sun damage and reduce the signs of aging. Gold has been used in skin care since the days of Cleopatra⸺ as if her striking eyeliner was not contribution enough to the world of beauty ⸺and is known to activate the basal cells of your skin, which increases the skin’s elasticity. More of a body butter person? Euphorie has that, too. The Platinum Infused Deep Hydrating Body Butter is particularly beneficial if you’re suffering from dry knees, elbows, or heels.
Before you start reviewing potential plastic surgeons for a painful and costly procedure, why not try treating your skin to lifting and firming care products instead? To help keep your skin firm and restore your youthful glow, add antioxidant-rich anti-aging serums to your daily skin care routine. Anti-aging serums that include antioxidants can help neutralize free radicals and protect your skin. Free radicals are pollutants in the air created from things like smog, dust, cigarette smoke, and the sun, that try to steal extra electrons from the atoms in your skin. Try the D’OR DMAE Lifting Serum, a serum designed to target and smooth expression lines and creases. Anti-aging serums can be applied daily with either your morning or evening moisturizer.
Face masks are also a wonderful way to treat yourself to some “me” time and some antioxidants as well. The Martinni Banana Wrinkle Lifting Face Mask is an anti-aging treatment that rebuilds the bond between collagen, elastin, and your skin cells, giving you a firmer, smoother complexion. The D’OR DMAE Lifting Mask is another lifting mask, and is currently on sale for $34.99. All it takes is 10 minutes of wearing a face mask while catching up on your favorite show to help restore your skin’s natural contour and ease lines and wrinkles.
One of the first places to show signs of aging is our eyes. From laugh lines and furrowed brow lines, to lack of sleep lines, our eyes seem to crinkle at the slightest suggestion of emotion or sleep deprivation. A sure fire way to treat or prevent wrinkles is to use an eye cream, serum, or gel. Occuline London utilizes a combination of collagen and bee venom in their Anti-Fatigue Eye Serum, which is meant to help refresh and revitalize tired eyes. The serum helps to soothe and reduce dark circles, puffiness, and wrinkles.
Women aren’t the only ones who can enjoy the benefits of eye cream. BBF is making sure that men are getting in on the eye action, too. Attitude Cosmetics offers a Lifting Eye Gel for Men which contains minerals from the Dead Sea. To help reduce wrinkles and minimize bags under the eyes, all you need is a pea-sized amount of the eye gel.
Eye masks are also a wonderful way to take care of the sleepy-lines under your eyes. Martinni offers a set of Intense Lift Under-Eye Collagen Masks, which are the perfect way to treat the delicate skin under your eyes to a bit of TLC. Simply place the masks under your eyes for 15 to 20 minutes for maximum absorption, maybe take a little snooze, and then remove the masks.
The most important thing to remember is that we all age. You’ll get the laugh lines, you’ll get the crows feet, and other lines showing every moment you’ve lived, and that is absolutely alright. It’s part of life. If you want to help your skin along the way, though, prevention and maintenance is always easier than straight-up repair.
Remember to wear sunblock, especially on your face, neck, and hands. Try to get at least seven hours of sleep at night, and if you can’t — we’ve all had one of those nights — you can always use makeup to hide the dark circles under your eyes. For a skin care bonus, try to use a makeup that has SPF in it, like Jayjun Costmetics SPF 50+ Illumination Cushion Compact Foundation. That way, you can achieve that flawless look while cultivating a flawless complexion thanks to the added protection from the sun.
Be sure to drink lots of water, moisturize on a daily basis, and treat your skin well everyday. Which anti-aging products will you be investing in? Let us know at @besteautyfindsclub.