The best anti aging products to use before you get old
In the fashion and modelling world, looks can be everything – but even in everyday life, looks can be very important. When you first see someone, at least 90% of your opinion of them is based on the way they look, and if they look old, you’re going to think they are old.
The problem with that is being old and looking old are too entirely different things. Exercise and diet can make you look younger – if you are overweight, dropping 20lbs or more can make you look 10 years younger.
But the fact of the matter is that we often need a helping hand. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the best anti aging products you can try:
Cleansers – if you have healthy looking skin, you’ll look younger. Skin that is clogged up with old makeup, dead cells, and other day-to-day debris will not look at its best, so a cleanser product is essential.
Moisturizer – radiant looking skin needs to be hydrated, and a good moisturizer will help further by enhancing the natural elasticity of your skin. Young skin = stretchy skin. Properly hydrated skin will also reduce the appearance of wrinkles, so using a decent moisturizer is certainly worthwhile. Make sure you choose the right type of moisturizer for your skin type – oily, dry, normal, etc – by checking your t-zone late in the day. Whatever type of skin your t-zone is showing by evening, that’s most likely the type of skin you have.
Facial masks and peels – spread them on your face, and peel them off. What’s the benefit? Moisturization and the removal of dead cells. Simple!
Anti-wrinkle creams – many anti-wrinkle creams are just well promoted moisturizer, but some have “special ingredients” to help disguise wrinkles, and use the term “lifting” which is to indicate the skin will be tightened by the application of the product. Your mileage may vary dependent on the elasticity of your skin and the depth of the wrinkles.
Night creams – related to anti-wrinkle creams and moisturizers, night creams are designed to be left on overnight
Eye creams and gels – wrinkles and crows feet around your eyes often make you look older, even if they have been caused by a lifetime of laughter. The skin around the eyes is thinner than the rest of the face, and so needs special attention. Care must always be taken when applying, as due to the thinness of the skin, it is easy to damage. Hydration, as always, helps.
Exfoliation – basically giving your face a gentle scrub to remove dead cells. Whilst this may improve the appearance, be careful in cold weather – exfoliating too much may cause damage to your skin. The same also applies to extremely sunny weather, as exfoliation can leave your skin exposed to the damaging rays from the sun.
- Drink lots of water
- Don’t stay in the sun too long
- Don’t forget your neck – wrinkles are often more visible there than on your face
- Get some vitamin C!