You’ll think about aging skin when you’re actually old, right? Wrong. The right time to consider the needs of aging skin is now, no matter what your age. By your 30s, you’re already losing one percent of the collagen in your skin per year (MarieClaire). Even in your 20s, your skin is no longer retaining as much water and is showing signs of sun damage. Red alert – even though it's never too late to prevent further signs of aging skin, it’s time to take action immediately.
Here are 5 ways to prevent aging skin now and how to protect against future damage:
1. PROTECT WITH SPF
This is the number one preventative measure to defend your skin against aging skin problems like fine lines, wrinkle depth and of course photo aging. Although a bronzed tan may look appealing, it’s crucial to remember that any suntan means skin damage has occurred. Our Red Currant Protective Moisturizer has SPF 30 to help protect your skin against damage from sun rays.
When you lead a high-intensity lifestyle, you often look older than you actually are. Make sure to take time in your day to step away and have a few moments for yourself, whether it’s going for a walk or to your favorite yoga class. Our Red Currant Rapid Infusion Masque is great for your five minutes of down time - if that’s all you have – and is perfect for people on the go. In addition to our Youth Shield powerhouse complex, the masque contains a natural AHA cocktail derived from a blend of pineapple, lemon, passionfruit and grape which exfoliates your skin to reveal a radiant glow.
3. USE ANTIOXIDANTS
Antioxidants are powerful nutrients that protect our cells from the damage caused by free radicals - the leading cause of fine lines and wrinkles. Made from red currant, elderflower and magnolia bark, our Youth Shield Antioxidant Complex is a proprietary formula loaded with antioxidant-rich ingredients. Unlike most of our products which target the look of aging, our Youth Shield Collection focuses on protecting and maintaining skin before it's affected by the signs of aging.
4. REDUCE INFLAMMATION
When skin comes into contact with aggressors such as pollutants, irritants and UV damage, it responds with inflammation as though it were fighting an infection. Inflammatory responses cause unnecessary tissue damage which ultimately leads to signs of aging. Again, our Youth Shield Collection is the solution in this case. The magnolia bark ingredient in the Youth Shield Antioxidant Complex inhibits signs of inflammation and thereby, delays the look of aging.
5. KEEP HYDRATED
Here’s an anti-aging tip: drinking water keeps your skin youthful. Maintaining hydration actually reduces the look of lines which could be caused by dehydration. So why not kick back and quaff a summertime drink? Prevent the look of aging skin and try refreshing drinks like this antioxidant-infused Elderflower Spritzer or our own fruit-infused water recipes.
Need one last tip to fight the early signs of aging? Try our Youth Shield Starter Set – this set contains our Red Currant Exfoliating Cleanser, Red Currant Rapid Infusion Masque, Red Currant Balancing Concentrate and Red Currant Protective Moisturizer SPF30 all in one.
What do you do to prevent the signs of aging? Tell us in the comments below
When Alicia gave her first Éminence facial working at a spa, she fell in love right away! Bringing over 10 years of experience as an esthetician – and a passion for skincare and organic ingredients – she evolved into her current position in Product Support at Éminence. Her favorite part of being a skin therapist? Being able to educate individuals on proper care for their skin and to make them feel their best inside and out.
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