If you’re putting together your own skincare system, start off by learning more about your skin type. Is it very sensitive? Do you break out in a rash or blemishes if you apply any products that contain fragrances? If so, steer clear of scented products and read the product’s label in order to determine how gentle it is and whether it contains any chemicals or ingredients that could trigger skin issues.
Women with oily skin should focus on products that are lightweight and won’t clog the pores. There are also products specifically designed for oily skin. These products will work wonders when it comes to balancing the oils in the skin, while also fighting wrinkles. If you normally have dry, flaky skin, choose products that lock in moisture and won’t cause skin irritation. Dry skin can be a burden for anyone, especially during the winter months, so it’s also a good idea to switch-up your skincare needs based on the weather.
When you’re assembling your anti-aging system, you should start with the basics and include a gentle cleanser, serum, firming lotion, anti-wrinkle eye cream and exfoliator.
You don’t have to spend a ton of money on skincare products. As an example, if you’re on a tight budget, you can splurge on certain items, such as the anti-aging serum and buy a more affordable firming lotion. The truth is, you’re probably going to switch out a number of different products during the first few weeks or months, until you find the products that work the best for your skin type.
Important Anti-Aging Products for Your Fight against Wrinkles
A gentle cleanser will be one of the most important components in an anti-aging system. Choose a product that doesn’t contain a strong fragrance, to prevent irritation. Hydration is very important to aging skin, so use a foaming cleanser that’s gentle on the skin and won’t strip moisture from your face.
Next is the anti-aging serum. You’ll definitely end up trying a few different products before you find the right one. To make your search easier look online for product reviews and find out how effective each serum really is, based on its consumer rating.
Most products will contain retinol, which improves the skin’s elasticity by triggering collagen production. The serum will be a major player in the fight against wrinkles and should be applied before bed every night.
Firming lotion can be applied on top of the serum, once the serum is totally dry. It can also be applied several times a day. Avoid firming lotions that are tinted or too thick because they can negatively impact the effectiveness of other anti-aging products.