Hope Cosmetics has many anti-aging beauty services available: dermal fillers, microneedling, and Botox are all useful procedures for getting a more youthful glow. What can you do at home to help them along? Here are some effective anti-aging beauty tips you can try!
Use A Gentle Cleanser Every Day
Cleansing is essential for removing any skincare routine. It removes the makeup you’ve applied that day, as well as the natural skin oils, pollutants, and bacteria that have accumulated. It also helps other skincare products you use to strengthen skin enter the epidermis and work more effectively!
However, not all cleansers are the same. You’ll want to use a gentle cleanser with a low pH to preserve your skin barrier and keep it resistant to dehydration and damage. Any product with a high pH value – including natural soaps – will be harsh on your skin, leaving it vulnerable to irritation and infections. Using a low pH cleanser also means you don’t need to apply toner!
Use A Chemical Exfoliant
As it ages, the skin can’t replenish itself as quickly. Dead skin cells aren’t replaced by new ones, leading to dull, uneven, and cracking skin. Exfoliants are a great way to help get dead cells off your skin, but like your cleanser, you can’t just trust any old exfoliant!
Try using a chemical exfoliant, as they dissolve the bonds between skin cells to let them detach easily. One of the best exfoliants for maturing skin is an alpha-hydroxy acid or AHA. Examples include glycolic acid and lactic acid, and you should look for them in at-home peels.
Avoid physical exfoliants like sugar scrubs and cleansers with beads – avoid anything with apricot pits like the plague! Most physical scrubs make the skin more susceptible to sagging. If you must use a physical exfoliant, choose a gentle washcloth or sponge that won’t damage your skin.
Choose A Quality Serum – And Apply It The Right Way
Serums are products that contain a higher concentration of active ingredients than moisturizers. The best anti-ageing ingredients you should look for are derivatives of Vitamin A called retinoids – e.g. retinol, tretinoin, and tazarotene – or Vitamin C – e.g. L-ascorbic acid and magnesium ascorbyl phosphate. These ingredients can increase collagen production and work as antioxidants to destroy oxidation caused by biological and environmental stressors.
It’s also essential that you apply your serum correctly. Apply it to the face in small tapping motions with your fingertips or palms. Do not rub your skin too much, but rather let the serum absorb into your skin on its own.
One of the best ways to keep your skin looking its best is by keeping it protected from ultraviolet (UV) rays. The sun’s rays can break down collagen and elastin, making skin thinner, instigating wrinkles, and creating uneven pigmentation. Sun damage even has a category within the field of dermatology: it’s called photoaging.
Use sunscreen every day, not just when you’re at the beach or out for a walk. A daily application of broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen can go so far as to improve your skin’s texture, fade any spots, and reduce wrinkles.