“I apologize I wasn't able to defy nature.'... I feel that aging is a privilege. I think that it's something that I feel very honored that I get to do,” lamented Cameron Diaz. Aging cannot be evaded. What will make a difference is how gracefully or poorly you age, and a lot of that has a lot to do with how you treat your skin everyday.
Claiming Your 24-K Skin.
Earn that luxurious skin today and you will be happy tomorrow that you did wonderful things to your skin without spending a fortune. Here are 8 ways to amp up your skincare routine in ways you probably never thought about before:
Use oil-based makeup remover before cleansing your skin.
Never again wash made up face with water and facial cleanser immediately. Add one more step that will help you achieve cleaner and softer skin at the same time. While you’ve probably been using a makeup remover before, a simple reverse in method can mean a lot of difference to your skin. Use your makeup remover first to loosen up your cosmetics and other impurities on your face first.
Cleanse with a soap-free cleanser only.
What’s the point of having to go through all the trouble of clearing your skin from impurities every single day and night when you keep depositing product residues on your skin anyway? Make a significant improvement in your skin happen simply by switching to a soap-free cleanser.
When you have dry skin, mild concentrations of alpha hydroxy acids will help slough off dry skin with every wash. When you have oily skin, look for one with benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid which eliminates dry skin while also regulating oil production.
Treat with DIY solutions.
Get the most nourishing boost from ingredients available right off your kitchen counters. Among the best DIY ingredients that promote healthier skin are honey, olive oil and coconut oil to promote better moisture, avocados and oats for healthier skin barrier, green tea and herbs for increased antioxidant protection, and citrus fruits for purifying your skin. Make this into cleansers, toners, mists and facial masks.
Try at-home skin care devices.
These days, you don’t need to keep going back to your skincare specialist for microdermabrasion, micro-needling or light therapy to take skincare routine to the next level. Try at-home devices that give you the treatments you seek right in the comfort of your own home, using a handheld device that can change the way your skin behaves significantly.
Soak your skin in treatments and moisture.
Go beyond your basic moisturizer and wrinkle care products. Be more adventurous with moisture boosting patches and pads. These function like your face masks but left overnight on your skin. Give yourself a brighter skin complexion or a more plumped up skin that shows less of your wrinkles overnight. It could be the miracle solution you’ve been looking for.
Add an ampoule, essence, essential oil, and sleep pack to your routine.
You can’t possibly have too much moisture in your routine. At least, that’s what we’ve all learned from the 10 to 20 step Korean routines. These Asians have flawless skin so, it wouldn’t hurt to learn what they’ve been practicing for generations now. Just make sure you understand how and where in your routine you should be applying these products.
Take your sun protection to the next level.
Sun protection must remain to be a key step in your routine both for protection and correction purposes. Stop the damage, you stop aging too. However, if you’re still using your sunscreen from two decades ago, you better stop right now, read the labels and get to know the latest in skincare. Bottom line: your sunscreen has to provide sufficient sun protection yet be gentle enough on your skin at the same time.
Take advantage of new age skincare.
It’s time you explored new non-invasive and minimally-invasive skin care procedures if you haven’t already started. Laser treatments are still among them but, so too are radio frequency skin tightening therapy changing the playing field in skin care. If acne is giving you the most trouble, amp up your acne care solution with a Focal Acne Scar Treatment (FAST) which treats both your acne and the scars left behind.
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