Your anti-aging skin care routine is supposed to help you defy gravity and mislead the world as to your true age. It’s supposed to make you radiate so intensely that strangers stop to stare when you walk by on the street. Okay, perhaps that’s taking it a bit too far, but you should expect your skin care routine to make others question what you do to look so young. If you’re not quite getting those results, you may be making one or more of the following anti-aging skin care mistakes.
The cleanser is the most basic skin care product, and many people give it little thought. It seems like they all do the same thing: they cleanse your skin. The problem is that they aren’t all the same, and most people don’t use them effectively.
The first mistake is to pick up a
random cleanser with a scent you enjoy or a pretty package without
looking at the ingredients. Products often contain unnatural ingredients
that can dry out your skin or even put your health in danger. They
aren’t all created equal, and you need to select a cleanser with just as
much care as you do any other type of skin care product.
The second mistake is only using a cleanser as part of your morning anti-aging skin care routine. You also need to cleanse before going to bed. Even if you don’t wear makeup, your skin will collect toxins from the air and water as you go about your daily life. You may also have sweat and dirt just from your everyday activities. It all has to be washed away before bed if you want healthy skin that radiates youth.
You pick up a new product and start using it consistently, and after a couple of weeks you trade it in for something that looks better or that you saw advertised on television. The problem with that scenario is that you didn’t give the first product enough time to deliver results. Skin care improvements are much like weight loss. You don’t get the best results unless you’re willing to wait for them to emerge after consistent effort for at least two months.
It’s tempting to toss out one product and pick up another, but you aren’t serving your skin well when you do that. You could actually sabotage your anti-aging results. Find products with the highest quality ingredients from respectable brands, and stick with them for at least two months to see what results they can produce. You can’t expect instant gratification when it comes to your skin.
Is every skin care product you use designed for your skin type? Are your skin care products designed to work together for maximum effect? If you aren’t sure or you said no to either of these questions, you aren’t getting the most from your products. You want to match them so that they support one another and accelerate results, and that only comes when you use a line of products designed to work together in a synergistic manner. You also have to use products designed for your skin type to get the best results.
Price is the last thing you think about when selecting the best skin care products. Start by looking at ingredients and overall quality. Find products that use natural ingredients that aren’t connected to cancer and other health problems. Then narrow the field by identifying products that don’t use ingredients tested on animals. Look at the reputation of each brand, and then you can look at price. That’s the best process for securing skin care products that will keep you glowing at any age.