There’s no miracle product that can reverse the signs of skin aging, however there are ways you can treat and prevent further signs of aging for firmer, youthful looking skin. No matter your age, it’s never too late to start taking care of your skin. We listed 5 products below you should consider adding to your skincare routine:
- Retinoid: this is a powerful vitamin A derivative that’s been acclaimed by dermatologists as the gold standard for reducing fine lines and wrinkles, large pores, hyperpigmentation and many more. Retinoids work by stimulating skin cells to turnover quicker and be replaced by new cell growth underneath. Retinoids help repair your skin from sun damage and smooth out uneven skin texture. Retinoids can be found OTC, however dermatologists can prescribe stronger formulas for your skin needs.
- Vitamin C: this is a potent antioxidant used in skincare formulas to protect your skin from harmful free radicals and UV damage, which often contribute to skin aging. In fact, one study found that Vitamin C was associated with a lower likelihood of a wrinkled appearance, dryness of the skin, and an overall better skin appearance. Vitamin C serums can help reduce inflammation, fade hyperpigmentation, and promote healthy skin collagen production.
- Nourishing Cream or Moisturizer: hydration is key for making your skin look and feel soft and supple. A good cream or moisturizer will help lock in moisture, reduce dry skin patches, and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. We recommend looking for products that contain nourishing ingredients such as ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and shea butter.
- Chemical Exfoliant: instead of physical exfoliants with scrubbing beads, opt for using less harsh chemical exfoliants such as AHAs or BHAs including glycolic, lactic, mandelic, and salicylic acids. As you age, dead skin cells take longer to shed from the surface of your skin, leading to dull skin, dry patches, and more noticeable fine lines. Exfoliators help slough off the dead skin cells and stimulate the growth of smooth, evenly pigmented skin. They also prep your skin to better absorb your other skincare products, thereby increasing their effectiveness.
- Sunscreen: wearing sunscreen is essential for protecting your skin from harmful UV rays. Sun damage can cause and speed up premature skin aging. Some of the adverse effects of sun damage include wrinkles, dullness, brown spots, and uneven pigmentation. Dermatologists praise sunscreen as the single-most skincare product on the market guaranteed to combat signs of aging.