Trying to keep our skin looking young is an on-going struggle. We've seen women try almost anything in hopes of finding that fountain of youth. The bad news is, there is no magical fountain, but the good news is -- there are a few tricks you can do that will slow the aging process down.
9 Anti-Aging Beauty Secrets Every Woman Needs to Know:
Drinking water is one of the best ways to keep your skin hydrated and healthy looking. But don’t forget to watch your water temperature when you shower. Water that is too hot will suck the moisture right out of your skin leaving it dry and older-looking. Speaking of water, did you know the active ingredient in OPC Reparative Serum, hyaluronic acid, holds 1,000 times its weight in water to keep skin nice and plumped?
2. Know Your Skin Type
We are always amazed at the number of women who do not know if their skin is oily, dry or a combination of the two. If you don’t know this, you will not be able to choose the appropriate products to help your skin be the best it can be. Ask your skin care professional if you aren’t sure.
3. Toners Are Important
Besides removing the final traces of dirt and oil from your face, toners help balance the pH in your skin as well as allowing your anti-aging products to penetrate more readily and more evenly. Theraderm Fruit Acid Exfoliant is perfect for use as a toner.
We’ve talked about how sleep is important for allowing the skin to repair itself, but sleeping pretty is important too. If your skin is prone to breakouts, clean sheets and pillowcases are imperative. And as much as we hate to be the bearer of bad news, if your sleep on your face, that is a recipe for wrinkles.
5. The Sun is Always Shining
This needs to be become your mantra while wearing sun protection all day, every day. Aging UVA rays are present from sunrise to sunset (with new studies showing 24 hours per day!) which means you have to use sunscreen even in winter. Theraderm Platinum Protection Facial Sunscreen offers broad-spectrum protection to help prevent photo-aging.
6. Put Down That Cell Phone
This habit will help improve a lot of things in your life but we are here to talk about skin. Keeping your cell phone clean is important in keeping yucky bacteria off the surface of your skin. If you can’t clean it at least twice per day, use the speakerphone or ear buds to keep it off your face.To get your face squeaky clean without harsh soaps, Theraderm Cleansing Wash is free of fragrance, soap and oils.
7. Watch Your Diet
Sugars, wheat and dairy are complexion crashers that you need to consume minimally in order to protect your skin.
8. Remove Spots
They aren’t called age spots for nothing. Brown spots or hyperpigmentation age us faster than anything. Your skin care professional can help determine the best way to remove them depending on your skin type and the type of discoloration you have. In the meantime, you can brighten your overall complexion with Theraderm Enlighten Skin Brightener.
9. Exfoliate, But Carefully
We all know that exfoliation is the best way to stimulate cellular turnover. But did you also know that what we exfoliate with is very important? The alpha hydroxy acid, L-lactic acid is a great way to keep skin free of dead skin cells and can be found in Theraderm Fruit Acid Exfoliant. For those days you need a little more exfoliation, NuPeel Enzyme Peeling Gel will do the trick and is still gentle enough to use daily.