Five Steps to Keep your Skin Looking 20 Forever

Follow this advice to maintain youthful skin and age gracefully.

  1.     Cleansing 

Our makeup will not look perfect if the skin is not clear from beneath. Cleansing is essential to maintain our skin's radiant glow. Cleansing helps anti-aging products and treatments work properly. Depending on our skin type, whether it is oily, dry, sensitive or acne prone there is a cleanser made for us all. Cleansing will prepare our skin for proper hydration and prevent any production of excess oils. 

  1.     Tone

Toning is a step that is often skipped because some are skeptical of the benefits from any product containing alcohol. Not all toners are alcohol based which is why we must pay attention to product labeling. Toners can help minimize the appearance of pores and tighten skin cells after cleansing. Meanwhile toners also reduce the penetration of impurities and toxic contaminants into the skin that protect against minerals that do not belong in our skin. Toners act like a moisturizer and can be applied as a spray or as a concentrate. 

  1.     Serum

Serums help our skin retain moisture and even texture. Serums can be pricey but I am willing to invest in my skin. When searching for the right serum, I stick to formulas with ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and niacinamide which both improve the moisture content of the skin while strengthening the skin barrier for a hydrated and youthful complexion. 

  1.     Eye Cream

Our eye area is the most delicate layer on our face. Growing up my Oma told me to never pull or rub my under-eye area, because this layer of skin is the weakest. As I aged, my lack of sleep created hollows and dark circles under my eyes. Once damage is created, it doesn’t hurt to seek help. Eye creams are formulated with stronger ingredients that work better than a moisturizer, reduces puffiness and dark circles that have occurred over time. It may be an unnecessary step for some but no matter what age you are, anti-aging is always welcomed. 

  1.     Moisturize 

Sometimes we get lazy to follow our skin care routines. Whether our routines are three to ten steps, moisturizing must always be included. Moisturizing is the top step in anti-aging and must never be forgotten. I was told by my mother at a young age to always moisturize my face, neck and hands. Without any knowledge of aging preventatives, we can’t protect our skin. A moisturizer works to improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots and sagging.

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