Independent Day is coming. That means different things to different people. I want to be independent from wrinkles! I never want to look my real age! Therefore I use products that help to reduce the fine lines and wrinkles that might appear, and I use products to give my face a firm lift. Call me vain, or call me silly, I really do not care. I know that my skin appears to be much younger looking than I am.
Heredity plays a part in how our skin ages, but if you just depend upon that to keep your skin nice, forget it! You must do your part. You want to age gracefully!
When should you start caring for your skin and using anti-aging products? As soon as you can! You cannot just wake up one morning and say, “Oh, I think I will start preserving my skin.” Take care of it each and every day and you will retain your beautiful skin for years to come. You do not wait to care for anything after it gets worn. Think about that new dress. Would you wait until it was dirty and wrinkled to start caring for it? Of course not. The same goes for your new car, or anything else you own. So why not do the same for your skin. You will have it longer than any of your belongings and it will serve you well if you care for it.
What steps should you take? I know I have said this before, but it is worth repeating! First and foremost, wash your face twice a day. In the morning, although you have no makeup on, the skin has been producing oils during the sleep cycle, so you need to lightly wash before you apply any makeup. Again, in the evening, NEVER do to bed without washing your face. You need to remove the spoil from the day, even if you did not apply any makeup, but especially if you did. Allow your skin to breath while you sleep.
Regardless of what type of skin you have, moisturizer is important, if you apply nothing else. This helps to hydrate the skin and retain the natural moisture the skin produces.
Make sure that you use products that are formulated to your skin type, whether it is dry, oily, sensitive or acne prone. Remember that you want to normalize your skin as much as possible.
After you have the basic products to keep your skin well cared for, you can experiment with what products work the best to assist you in preventing aging. If you are very young, perhaps a firming product or something to prevent fine lines is all you will need to start. Try some of the products in our Heliabrine line. This line also has products for more mature skin.
The Coup d’ Eclat line also has several excellent products to assist you with firming and conditioning your skin.
Whatever you do, do something! Do not wait until you are extremely wrinkles to start. Although you can reverse some of the hard lines, it is far easier to work on it and keep it young, rather than waiting and having to work really hard to make a change.