With a million anti-aging skincare products available, it can be a tedious process trying to find the right one. Questions gradually start rolling through your mind like...
"Should I try a drugstore product, or should I just go to Sephora for the high-end option?"
"What product do I even need?"
"How do I know if it will even work?"
Finally, after much contemplation, you reckon yourself useless at making any skincare decision, and you move on. What is the problem with this scenario? Your skin is no better off because you walked away empty-handed!
We all know that it can be frustrating going from aisle to aisle website to website, in search of something that could work.
Why are there so many products?!
It can be a tricky situation when skincare comes into play but remember, your skin is forever. So whatever decision you make (or don't make) will have a lasting impact.
Here is a guide to help you choose the best anti-aging products to keep your skin flawless for years to come.
1. Choose Products with Antioxidants
Here's the thing: Anti-aging products are designed to slow down the signs of aging, not completely erase aging. That would be an impossible feat.
Although anti-aging can't work magic, it can give you remarkable results by truly softening the appearance of aging and slowing down its effects. Antioxidants are one of the reasons anti-aging products are effective. From green tea to vitamin C, the more antioxidants you include in your life, the better.
Antioxidants can help improve skin elasticity, acne, wrinkles, and dark marks. In addition, antioxidants have been known to increase oxygen levels to help prevent long-term damage to cells and tissue. This is the magic behind why antioxidants are so effective in an anti-aging routine.
Our advice: Use a vitamin C serum to effectively incorporate antioxidants into your skincare routine. Lucky for you, you can find an abundance of vitamin C in our Perfectionist Overnight Serum. Designed to keep the skin supple, glowing, and continuously healing, you won’t be sorry!
2. Avoid Harsh Chemicals
There comes a time when you want to shout from the rooftops, "GIVE ME SAFE INGREDIENTS!" With so many products boasting high-quality ingredients, why are so many still ineffective? The truth is that 90% of the skincare industry is hiding behind chemically processed ingredients that aren't doing anything other than putting your skin and health at risk. Is that worth it?
Any product you apply absorbs into your skin and in some cases, it can get into your bloodstream. If the product you’re using happens to have a dangerous ingredient, it could put your overall health at risk.
Here are some of the main substances to look out for:
- Parabens- Parabens are artificial preservatives that enable you to keep a product longer. Parabens have been linked to many health diseases including breast cancer.
- Synthetic colors or dyes- Synthetic dyes usually consist of dangerous substances such as mercury, lead, copper, etc. If there is a large exposure to these substances, it can be toxic and result in several serious health issues.
- Fragrances- Artificial fragrances have been known to irritate the skin, sometimes resulting in rash-like reactions. They have also been known to be carcinogenic in the long run.
- Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) / Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)- Surfactants such as SLS and SLES are known as cleansing foam agents. While limited evidence has connected them to serious diseases, they are skin irritants and should be avoided.
From congenital disabilities in babies when used by pregnant women to cancer, these substances have rap sheets that make them too dangerous to mess with.
Our advice: Ditch the synthetic stuff and make the switch to natural. Natural-based products can help the skin achieve effective anti-aging results. This is something that Averr Aglow believes in wholeheartedly. Natural-based skincare is the way forward in a successful anti-aging journey.
3. Include A Sunscreen
You can't skip applying sunscreen- like ever! If you are concerned about the effects that aging can have on your skin, then you have to protect it at all costs. Every time your skin is exposed to the sun, UV rays break down collagen, which leads to sensitive skin and wrinkles. Sun damage can also show up in the form of uneven pigmentation, dark spots, or even skin cancer.
For this reason, dermatologists agree that sunscreen is not optional if you want to see a youthful, ageless complexion.
Our advice: Use a sunscreen with a broad spectrum of SPF 30 or higher. Not only will it protect you from those UV rays, but studies have shown that sunscreen could also improve the texture, feel, and look of your skin gradually. Also, look for sunscreen without the presence of harsh chemicals if you will use it on your face. While this is an important note in general, your face is extremely delicate, and therefore, you have to look for a natural-based sunscreen that is mild on the skin.
Give your skin the best defense you can against UV Rays.
4. Increase Cell Turnover with Vitamin C
Cellular turnover is the process your skin goes through of shedding dead skin cells and replenishing new ones.
Our skin consists of dead cells that are continuously shedding. Once the shedding happens, the skin makes room for new cells to replace them. These new cells are manufactured within the skin and pushed upwards until the process starts all over again. This trade-off of dead skin cells to new ones is an essential part of what keeps our skin looking and feeling young. As babies, this process happens every 3-5 days. However, as we start to get older, the cellular turnover is a lot slower.
As the cellular turnover begins to decrease, the skin has less of an opportunity to shed the dead, excess skin. This can cause a dead skin pileup that can affect the texture, feel, and healthiness of the skin. Your appearance will begin to diminish in brightness, The brightness of your complexion will begin to diminish as wrinkles form as a result of fewer new cells.
Our advice: You need a healthy skincare routine that promotes cellular turnover while effectively discarding dead skin and other impurities. Fortunately, our Luminous Clear Skin Kit is equipped to handle the challenge. This kit is packed full of antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, and anti-aging botanical extracts.
5. Get A Healthy Dose of Moisture
Moisturizing is the key to keeping your skin supple and soft. A common misconception is that moisturization is only for certain skin types. The truth? Everyone needs a good moisturizer that can hydrate the skin, keep the skin nourished with vitamins and minerals, and help with oil control.
The Flawless Nourishment Cream has been the saving grace for dry, oily, and sensitive skin alike. Infused with vitamins A, C, D, and E, it can help balance out the skin. Say goodbye to excess dryness or excess oiliness because this product has you covered. Seriously.
Youthful, radiant skin is achievable. Just give your skin all the love and attention it deserves! Cheers to aging gracefully!