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Anti-Aging: Where To Start

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premature agingPerhaps you’ve just noticed a brand-new sun spot. Maybe fine lines and crow’s feet seem to have appeared on your face overnight. Fear not: the sky hasn’t fallen nor are you the only one who is getting older—we all are.

Aging is inevitable, but we can help to slow down and prevent premature aging by incorporating anti-aging products into our skin care regimens.

Whether you’re in your 20s and are interested in prevention or you are in your 60s and want to address existing signs of aging, keep reading to get the scoop on how to embark on your journey of anti-aging.

First and Foremost, Always Take Your Skin Type Into Consideration
Many people believe that a rich cream will solve their wrinkle woes. Nothing is wrong with using a rich anti-aging face cream as long as you have dry skin. Those with oily and/or acne-prone skin should avoid heavy, emollient creams which can provoke even more oil production or potentially cause breakouts.

Get Acquainted with Alpha Hydroxy Acids
Exfoliation encourages a younger-looking complexion by increasing cellular turnover and removing dead surface cells. This is a crucial step in all skin care regimens, especially anti-aging. Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) are a chemical means of exfoliation and a great option to help combat signs of aging. For instance, Glycolic Acid and Lactic Acid are AHAs that chemically loosen or dissolve dead skin cells to encourage a brighter, smoother, more resurfaced complexion.

Get Acclimated with Eye Cream
If eye creams are a foreign thing to you, now is the time to start becoming familiar with them. Even if you’re in your early to mid-20s, you should include an eye cream in your skin care regimen. The benefit of an eye cream is to soften and nourish the eye area. Using one on a daily basis may help slow the formation of crow’s feet and fine lines.

Start off by using a lightweight, basic eye cream like our Ceramide Herbal Eye Cream. If you’re in your late 20s to early 30s, try an eye cream that has some anti-aging benefits to it such as our Hyaluronic Eye Cream—it’s a lightweight formula, yet super hydrating due to the humectant Hyaluronic Acid in it. For those in their 40s and older, a richer eye cream like our Dermonectin Eye Cream would be ideal and our Glycolic Eye Cream is suitable for dry, mature skin types.

Soak Up a Serum
Serums are like gems in a bottle. They are concentrated formulas that have a smaller molecular structure to allow them to penetrate the skin more deeply. There are a variety of serums that offer specific benefits. For example, our best-selling Vitamin C Serum contains L-Ascorbic Acid, which naturally possesses brightening properties to help the skin glow and to promote a more even-toned complexion. Our Peptide Renewal Serum contains Peptides, which have cell-communicating components to help address signs of aging.

Whether you’re simply tweaking your regimen and adding an eye cream or you’re going full-force and fighting premature aging with multiple products, it’s never too late to get started on anti-aging regimen!

Author: Lee Ann

I am a Licensed Esthetician and Freelance Professional Makeup Artist based in the Princeton, New Jersey area. My passions are all things beauty and I have an unhealthy obsession for anti-aging. When I'm not writing a plethora of articles, I enjoy indulging in shopping, music, fine dining and catching up on the latest celebrity gossip from the E channel to People Magazine. Email me if you have questions leeann@mariobadescu.com Feel free to visit my Google+ page.

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