Are you beginning to notice wrinkles and crowsfeet? And there’s more appearing every day? When skin loses its elasticity, fine lines begin to appear. It is a battle but it can be won with the use of antiaging beauty supplies. Treat yourself well to look and feel wonderful.
Aging is a Given
A very important building block in the body is collagen, a fibrous protein that makes up 75% of our skin. Its part of what helps in our body’s healing process. But when collagen hardens with age it collapses and binds with other fibres so that a mesh is formed below the surface. This gives us the wrinkles.
Solar Contact Causes Aging
o long UV rays cause sun-damage contributing to early aging and possible cancer
o can happen on cloudy or sunny days and in the shade
o short UVB rays can cause burns that often need attention
External Factors Faced Daily
o harsh soaps
o cleaning products made from chemicals
Learn About Antiaging Beauty Products
Treatments and beauty supplies are being marketed to remedy the signs of aging – from Alpha-Hydroxy serums to wrinkle relaxers.
What Skin Type are You?
Normal skin? – how fortunate!. Generally the only thing required is cleaning twice a day with mild baby soap and water, mixed with rose water. Always apply a mild, oil-based moisturizer under makeup to help retain moisture. Once every two weeks, stimulate the circulation by using a nondrying mask.
o has a low level of oil
o prone to sensitivity
o a parched look because of inability to retain moisture
o usually feels “tight” after washing unless a lotion or cream is used a gentle cleansing and generous quantities of a moisturizing product should be applied
o do not use just soap and water as this will wash away natural oils that protect
o has coarse pores and pimples
o shiny and thick
o prone to blackheads
Keep clean using alcohol-free cleansers or lotions. There is a product on the market containing natural black mud and many salts and minerals from the shoreline – all blended with earth. It has cleansing and softening properties that will help relieve psoriasis, eczema, acne and wrinkles.
o has oily t-zone area which includes forehead, nose, and chin
o the cheeks are dry
It is important to find supplies that will help prevent breakouts and control oiliness in the problem areas while keeping the rest of the face well moisturized. Find products with Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) that will normalize using the concentrated pure glycolic acid which is found in fruit, milk and sugar cane. The application removes dead cells allowing the healthier ones to surface.
o thin finely textured
o reacting immediately to both heat and cold
o sun and windburns
o commonly dry
o prone to allergic reactions
o irritation from temperature changes, some detergents and cosmetics, leaving it red and blotchy
Use a Cleanser that is fortified with antioxidants. The combination of vitamins A, C, and E and green and white tea is a perfect addition to any antiaging beauty routine. Wash your face with a mild soap, rinse thoroughly and pat dry with a soft towel.
Never use beauty supplies or perfume without first trying a little on the inside of your wrist to check the reaction.
Why pH is important
The human pH value is somewhere between 4.5 and 6. But as we age the skin becomes more neutral, weakens and has difficulty fighting off bacteria. The significance of choosing a good pH in beauty supplies becomes important especially if the pH goes beyond 6 when significant problems can occur.
Bottom Line – use Sunscreen
When going out into the sun, you need protection from both UVA and UVB rays. The regular sunblocker with an SPF of 15 or higher will deal with the UVB’s but you need the added ingredients of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide or avobenzone for the UVA rays.
Tips and Treatments
Choose the right foundation product to set a path for serious antiaging skincare. Buy supplies with a fragrance to delight the senses and at the same time take charge of problem areas. Cover brown spots, scars and rashes with a beauty product.
There are brand names that offer products to conceal blemishes and keep breakouts under cover.
When applying a foundation concealer, keep your hand light. Better to apply two light coats than one heavy layer. Do the sides of the nose and inside of the eyes that connects the jaw, the eyes and the hairline.
More Antiaging Beauty Tips
Don’t keep lipstick more than a year. It should smell warm, not sweet or like alcohol. Throw away any lipsticks that don’t last more than an hour on the mouth. Replace liquid eye liners with soft pencil or pen liners.
Invest in quality natural-bristle soft makeup brushes shaped for their purpose and be sure to clean them with a quality cleaner.
Buy foundations, concealers and tinted moisturizers with 15 SPF or higher for sun protection. Purchase eye shadow with quality pigments because they will start to decay after six months. When the top layer begins to lose its colour scrape it off and use what’s underneath.
Invest in supplies that do double duty, a cheek and eye blush/lipstick combo. This can be a finishing powder in the evening and a substitute for foundation during the day. A pale eye shadow can double as a brow highlighter.