Prevent Signs of Ageing with These Six Tips
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Anti-aging oriented skincare is on the rise as more and more people begin to understand the concept of skin aging and the importance of early prevention.
There are lots of remedies to reverse the signs of aging, however, it is always better to think steps ahead and eliminate the concerning signs before they become permanent.
We have some anti-aging care tips that are very easy to follow through, just adjust your normal routine and lifestyle a little bit and you will be able to see great results.
What Causes Skin Aging
Skin aging is an inevitable natural process, while also being influenced by stress, hormonal changes, poor lifestyle habits, and environmental factors such as UV radiation and pollution.
Many major skin concerns such as wrinkles, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, loss of hydration, and elasticity come with skin aging.
The Importance of Anti-Aging Skincare
Preventing skin aging should be the top priority on everyone’s beauty agenda. It doesn’t matter if you are in your 20s or 50s, everyone can benefit from some anti-aging skincare routines.
Beauty aesthetics might be an important reason why we take care of skin, but its vital function as an important organ shouldn’t be neglected. Our skin acts as a barrier between our body and the outside environment, regulates our body temperature, and protects our other vital organs.
Aged skin often appears thinner, weaker, much more fragile hence could not perform its task as well as it should.
6 Anti-Aging Tips
Always remember to wash your face before bed! Sunscreen, makeup residues along with pollution toxins are major triggers for all sorts of skin concerns.
A deep exfoliation can leave your skin brighter, plumper, and improve skin’s ability to absorb other skincare products. Add an exfoliating step into your routine with either gentle physical exfoliators or acids that can effectively get rid of dead cell skins, unblock pore, thus boosting skin regeneration and tightening skin in the process.
Exfoliate twice or thrice a week is recommended as over-exfoliation could cause waxy skin and lead to loss of skin elasticity.
Add Vitamin C & Retinoids into Your Skincare Routine
The top anti-aging ingredients on skincare bloggers’ lips are Vitamin C and Retinol, aka Vitamin A. Those two powerful antioxidants have been scientifically proven to be effective against skin aging.
Vitamin C has the ability to even out hyperpigmentation and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Retinol is known to influence a variety of cellular growths, and tretinoin - a type of retinoid - is especially effective in the treatment of skin aging by boosting collagen production and reduce wrinkle formation if used long term.
Though effective, a high concentration of Vitamin C and retinol could cause skin irritation. When it comes to Vitamin C or retinol skincare products, we recommend to start off with a lower percentage then increase the dose over time.
Try Anti-Wrinkle Masks Instead of Injectables
Injectables work, but they come with a high cost and possible complications such as numbness and pain.
Alternatively, Oia’s anti-wrinkle silicone patches are tested and approved by dermatologists with over 95% positive reviews by long-term users. Our silicone technology creates a bubble environment that encapsulates skin to rest and recuperate in an optimal state, strengthening the under-skin muscles and smoothing out the wrinkles and fine lines.
Our recent studies have shown that most people who have been wearing our silicone patches overnight for a long period of time have noticed significant changes.
Never Skip Your Sunscreen
Since exposure to UV radiation is the number one skin aging perpetrator, wearing sunscreen is the one step in your daily routine that cannot be omitted.
Studies have shown that UV exposure accounts for up to 80% of visible signs of aging - premature wrinkles, skin dehydration, uneven skin tone, and in some extreme cases, skin cancer.
UV radiation can penetrate through clouds and windows, so wearing sunscreen daily and keep the habit of reapplying it every few hours are absolutely essential to healthy, radiant skin.
If you have been out and about in the sun during the day, try our Restoring Hydrogel Eye patch at night which contains seaweed extract, a powerful antioxidant known for its anti-UV radiation property.
Eat Your Antioxidants
Skincare products can assist in the refinement of your skin but a healthy diet is what helps you glow from inside out.
Besides applying antioxidants such as Vitamin A and Vitamin C topically, incorporating antioxidants into your dietalso helps combat skin aging. Antioxidants are naturally found in the human body and certain food groups, they are compounds that protect body cells from damages caused by free radicals - unstable molecules that occur naturally in the human body and the outside environment such as solar radiation, pollution, and other toxins due to oxidation.
Foods such as berries, pumpkin, leafy greens, and green tea have been promoted by many health advocates as well as skincare enthusiasts as top superfoods in combat skin aging.
Avoid Stress & Nicotine
Stress and anxiety can trigger some very serious health issues for most people, stress, and worry can also lead to facial wrinkles and deteriorating health. Scientific evidence suggests that psychological stress over-stimulates several nervous systems and the prolonged activation of these nerves can result in a series of dysfunctions that contribute to skin aging.
At a difficult time like right now, it is important to take a step back and breathe in deeply from time to time. Practice simple mindfulness exercises, take short breaks from work every hour, pay attention to little things in life, start doing yoga and meditation at home…these little efforts could make a big difference in your mindset and life attitude.
Besides stress, smoking is a bad habit you need to avoid or ditch completely for better skin health. On top of the high risks of various cancers, scientists have found that smokers tend to develop wrinkles around their mouths and their skin suffers from dehydration constantly.
Here is a quick tip - many of our users found our Rejuvenating Hydrogel Eye Patches relaxing and calming, “a spa at home” as some have suggested. Those patches are packed with nutrients and scientifically proven anti-aging ingredients, great for relieving stress and restore skin hydration.
Because skin aging is such a complex process and varies from people to people, a great anti-aging strategy does not come along easy. Undoubtedly cosmetic surgeries and topical treatments usually come to our mind first, but understanding that healthy skin is more than just bells and whistles is the key to achieve a youthful appearance.
What are your top anti-aging skincare tips? Share your wisdom with us on social media as we continue on the journey to youthful, radiant-looking skin.
Oia Skin Team