Growing up, my mom’s favorite saying was, "just wait, you'll get there one day." I literally had no idea what that meant for years, and just assumed that it was another one of those adult riddles that had no real answer... until I actually started living a little.
Like a slow-reacting pill, her saying grew in its meaning as more time passed and hit me right in the gut as I started getting older and was faced with the effects of aging. The truth was that I needed to start taking care of my skin, something that I had completely bypassed in my teens and early twenties. The consolation to all of this: I was far from alone in needing to learn this lesson.
When we're younger, our skin is not exactly our number one priority. We cake on makeup, decide that the ten minutes it takes to take off our makeup before the night ends is too taxing, go to the tanning beds (if you're into that sort of thing), and just eat like it's our last day on earth because why not?!
And while it is hard to stay on the straight and narrow sometimes, we have to do better!
Being kind to our skin is not an option; it's a must. And, no matter the age, using the right products and tools makes all the difference.
After all, a woman's age should always be a secret. So let's help our skin out and discuss what the best tools are for beautifully aging skin.
What Are Anti-Aging Tools?
Here's the thing: our skin shows us the reality of aging every day. And while that may sound scary…
It shouldn't be. Our skin is like a good book. It's full of surprises, keeps us engaged, but also needs our undivided attention from start to finish. Whether you’re 28 or 68, incorporating an effective anti-aging tool is never a bad thing.
So what is an anti-aging tool? The short answer: It is a tool that can help you maintain the elasticity, vibrancy, and youthful appearance of those younger years. While there are a lot of products out there that claim to help with anti-aging, not everything with the label is effective.
So here are the most talked about anti-aging products to date! Grab a pencil, you're gonna wanna take notes!
When we think about our skin, we want no wrinkles and no fine lines. And while this may just be a genetic attribute passed down by our mother (Why, mom?!), there are still measures that you can take to help the situation. That’s where face toners come in. Out of all the anti-aging tools on the market, this one is the hot commodity right now.
The selling point: A face toner (whether electric or manual) claims to provide the skin with targeted facial contour, improves the overall appearance of the skin, and helps bring back the skin's natural elasticity to guarantee wrinkle reduction. Rubbing it against the skin a few times a week for about ten minutes or so could be the way to the fountain of youth!
While this does sound pretty amazing, do your research before committing to any purchase. And check those reviews!
Oh, microneedling! Have you been oversold in recent years??
Now, I am not knocking microneedling because, after all, I have never tried it (and probably will never try it- don't come for me), but for those who are considering it, this section is for you!
The reason microneedling is seen as an anti-aging tool is because of its emphasis on the preservation of the skin. Often used to treat fine lines, loose skin, dark marks, and even stretch marks, this practice goes back 20 years.
How does it work? A bunch of fine needles are attached to a roller and gently pushed deeper into the skin. These tiny punctures are said to create a controlled and intentional skin injury, so the skin heals properly. Now while this may sound strange, the science behind it is intriguing.
Dermatologists say that the act of causing trauma to the dermis (the deeper layer of skin) forces the body to make new collagen to refill and heal the skin.
The catch: If you are dealing with active acne or lesions in a large amount (as in an active breakout), the procedure will make those zits worse and spread bacteria. So for those that are dealing with acne, that should be treated first.
My suggestion is to always consult with a doctor before doing any procedure that could impact your skin's health. You only have one beautiful face, so be careful with it.
LED Light Therapy
So what does LED stand for? Naturally, it has to be some kind of big word right??
LED stands for Light Emitting Diode Therapy. Originally developed by NASA (Yes, NASA), it was found to provide some healing effects for wounds when in space.
Fast forward to today, and LED masks are all the rage for acne prevention, treatment, and dealing with wrinkles.
Some common misconceptions about LED masks include:
- It's unsafe because it has ultraviolet rays (false)
- It burns the skin and is similar to a chemical peel (false)
- You can't use any other acne product if you use a LED mask (false)
The main issue with a LED mask is that it's not a one-and-done situation. While, over time, some might consider this mask to be effective, it takes multiple sessions to see results. So that means constant money leaving your bank account to have someone administer the service. And, while you could just purchase your own LED mask, it is costly. And there's always the problem that a professional isn't monitoring you.
My suggestion: Think about it before committing. Seriously...
Are you guilty of putting your face over a pot of boiling water? If so, raise your hand?
The truth is that most of us have at some point created our own facial sauna. Why? Because we’ve heard that steam helps purify our skin.
Throughout the years, people have claimed that face steaming provides the skin with a deeper cleanse by opening the pores and causing hidden dirt and bacteria to come to the surface. People have also claimed that steam helps with blood circulation, which can help the skin gain more oxygen for a brighter complexion.
My beautiful co-worker Sally
While these are still up for debate, it is no secret that something can be said for this method that has stood the test of time.
You can opt for the more expensive routes, which include facial steam contraptions. But here's a little secret: they're no different than that pot of boiling water. (Make sure not to burn yourself, please!)
My suggestion: If this is something that you want to try, the DIY version won't cost you a thing, and it isn't as risky as some of the other options. But don't forget to pack your skin with vital nutrients afterward. I'll tell you how in the next section.
Bonus: All-Natural Products
While anti-aging tools can help, using the right skincare products will make the difference in preserving your natural beauty for years to come. All-natural products, like Averr Aglow, have ingredients that you can trust and products that are specially formulated to promote healthy skin.
Your skin is an investment, and that is why only the best ingredients will do. Many products are packed with harmful synthetic ingredients (feel free to read about it here), which can compromise not only the health of your skin but also your overall health. That is a risk we just can’t take!
Which Anti-Aging Products Are Right For You?
You can achieve optimum skin at any age.By showing love to your skin always, your skin will reward you as you begin to age.
Do some research, use all-natural products like Averr Aglow, and anti-aging tools that you can trust. You’ll be astonished by the results.