Tips In Buying And Using Anti-Aging Beauty Products
With an overabundance of skincare products for every issue that your skin faces, it is natural to be confounded by the choices offered by the market. Shopping for skincare products could be a hit and miss situation. If you have finally decided to take a plunge in the sea of anti-aging skincare routine, we are here to give you tips on choosing and buying the right product for your skin so that you don’t drown in the sea but sail through effortlessly.
1. Make moisturiser your priority
Water is life not just for you to live but for your skin to live as well. As the foot soldier for your body’s defense mechanism, your skin needs to be kept hydrated to maintain that optimal level of natural moisture. Environmental stresses like pollution and the natural process of aging lead to a drop in moisture which then needs to be augmented. Making friends with moisturiser is the best decision you would make for your skin. A moisturiser with Hyaluronic acid because it acts on your elasticity making your face taut and wrinkle-free.
2. Don’t forget the sunscreen
No matter what your skin type or skincare routine is , always remember to use sunscreen on a consistent basis whenever you step out. Sun rays are both your friend and your enemy. Sun rays are a natural source of vitamin D that’s essential for the health of your bones. You need them and in plenty. However, Sun also has ultraviolet rays that are detrimental to your flawless skin. Exposure to UV rays accelerates the sign of premature aging like fine lines, wrinkles, and dryness.
A multiplicity of factors like time, duration, and season determine the impact of exposure of your skin. Staying away from the sun is the best prevention from UV rays. However, it isn’t possible to stay away from the sun all the time. A healthy slathering of a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30, 30 mins prior to stepping out is the next best alternative. Cover your self with loose fit clothes and apply sunscreen on the exposed areas. Your skin would love the change that sunscreen application would bring to it.
3. Address your main skincare concern
Give your skincare products some time to show results. Every product takes its own time to deliver what it promises and to expect instantaneous results would be setting yourself up for a disappointment. Further, the process of aging comes with a profusion of signs and not all products work on all the signs of aging. Different skincare problems have different products to take care of them. Focus on the problem that’s plaguing you the most. What is that singular problem that you would want to take care of? Is it an uneven skin tone or dryness? Or is it crow’s feet or puffiness of the eyes? Whatever the #1 problem, investing in products that address that is the way to go. It is also important to note that using more than one anti-aging product might have a counter effect on your skin turning your dream of flawless smooth skin upside down.
4. Buy products designed for your skin type
Don’t make the mistake of thinking that just because it’s a skincare product it would be well suited for all types of skin. Each skin is unique and there is a reason why the experts have four broad categories of skin types. A product will only be effective if your skin provides a hospitable environment. If you have sensitive skin, and anti-aging product laden with chemicals will only further irritate it rather than addressing the issue. Similarly using a cream-based moisturiser will make your skin even more oily. Choose a product that is formulated for your skin type and get the skin the product promises.
5. Be gentle on your skin
Many skincare products have harmful chemicals lurking in them. From synthetic dyes to lead and petroleum and from parabens to fragrances that might irritate your skin, the packaging may look attractive but has ingredients that have a detrimental effect on your skin. Go for products that are gentler on your skin. Products that have natural ingredients like shea butter, tea extract, wheat germ, etc are treated your skin with the care it deserves. There is an option of products with safer chemicals as well. Opt for products that are gentler on your skin and don’t ruin the natural disposition of your skin but seek to complement it.
elline’s ‘Treasure of Youth’ collection has a product line that has ingredients that are safe for your skin and contain no harmful chemicals or harmful synthetic dyes. The products are totally vegan and are cruelty-free giving your skin the best care that it deserves.
6. Invest in quality products
Your skin is very precious and it needs all the love that it needs. When it comes to skincare products, always shop from the brands you trust. Unknown brands or cheap products may do more than good in the long run. Read the reviews of the customers before buying a product if you are trying a brand or a product from that brand for the first time A few pennies saved at the cost of your skin is not a wise decision in the long run.
7. Be realistic
Only a facelift can make you look 10-15 years younger. Anti-aging products give modest results and have their own pace of showing effectiveness. Keep your expectations realistic and don’t expect overnight results.
Looking good is more than just buying products that are cheap. It requires careful selection of products that love your skin the way you do. Sunscreen and moisturiser are non-negotiable for your skincare routine. Use products that are from a reputed brand and are tender on your skin. Understand your skin type and your main issue before buying a product. Treat your skin gently with products that are free of harmful chemicals. And yes, products take their own time to show results so don’t expect miracles to take place. Be invested in looking after your skin and watch your skin responding in the same measure.