In this article we will explore the best ways to take care of aging skin, the biggest revealers of age and how to look young again!
Take Care of Your Hands
Now, I believe there is a lot of character in your hands. You work hard and that shows, and I really think there’s something to be proud of in that. That’s personally how I had always looked at my rough hands. Still, I knew if my hands looked young that wouldn’t take away from my character either. Once you get older, hands do being to give away your age more easily than the rest of your body.
One of the sure-fire ways to make your hands look young again, is simply to moisturize. Whenever we wash our hands we lose some of the natural moisture from our skin, and it leads to older, rougher-looking hands in the long run. Plumping up the skin with moisturizers can be really beneficial in avoiding that, and the best part is how quickly moisturizers take effect. Here are a few of the top ingredients for moisturizing your hands:
1. Olive Oil
Olive oil is a great natural moisturizer that works deep within the skin and will immediately offer a more supple look and feel to your skin. It is best applied to slightly damp skin, and can be used in a nightly or morning routine! It is best used for dry and rough hands, and not as a face moisturizer. Olive oil as a moisturizer can help protect you from harsh rays of sunlight and it’s full of rich antioxidants.
2. Shea Butter
Shea butter is one of those great moisturizers that can be used for almost any skin-related issue. It smooths out rough cuticles for long-lasting moisture in your hands, it helps with restoration of consistently dry skin and it helps to soften it. Shea butter is a proactive moisturizer that has healing properties to it as well; it is anti-inflammatory and can soothe, tone and re-hydrate your skin for lasting effects. A true multi-tasker, shea butter can reduce the appearance of dark spots, acne, and can help with skin conditions such as psoriasis and excema.
3. Vitamin E
Vitamin E is another powerful antioxidant that moisturizes, adds clarity and elasticity to the skin. It is great for dry or rough hands, and can be found in body lotion forms for other parts of the body as well. It can also help with flaky, itchy skin as well. The Infuse Nourishing Vitamin Oil is made with Vitamin E along with A, C, and D to fight the free radicals that age skin.
4. Macadamia Nut Oil
This nut oil nourishes dry and irritated skin, and provides restoration for aging skin. It aids moisture for a natural but non-greasy feel. Macadamia nut oil is known as an ultimate carrier oil when it comes to skincare and provides health benefits too!
Allowing for a number of different uses, macadamia nut oil has a high level of antioxidants that help neutralize free radicals. One of the antioxidants in macadamia nut oil is known as squalene; this helps to prevent wrinkles, age spots, dark spots and other signs of aging.
Re-hydrate Your Neck
The neck is one of the biggest revealers of age, and keeping your neck young will make the rest of you look younger too.
Now, your neck is the part of your body that can make or break you when it comes to looking youthful. The first step is drinking more water; literally re-hydrate yourself.
The biggest trouble when it comes to the neck, is that we tend to neglect it and we don’t take care of it the same way we do our face. The neck requires the same kind of care the rest of the body does, and once we realize this, it’s much easier to prevent issues like wrinkles and age lines in the first place.
Right now though, we are going to go over the ways to reverse the harm that has been done to our neck over time.
1. Take care of your posture: The neck begins to show signs of aging sooner than the rest of your body because the skin on the neck is thinner and more easily neglected. Constantly bending that skin can loosen it up over time, and wrinkles naturally appear.
2. Moisturize and exfoliate your neck
Like we said before, the neck requires just as much attention as the face and this often goes overlooked. Even if you exfoliate the neck twice a week, it will help tighten the skin around, and keep you from developing that loose-chin look. It is a good idea to use gentler exfoliant on the neck, as the skin around the decolletage is quite fragile and requires a delicate hand.
Moisturizing is always going to be key, so you’ll likely hear about it a lot from us. Don’t neglect the neck when it comes to moisturizing; it’s as important for your neck as it is any other part of your body.
3. Vitamin C
So, you’re going to be hearing a lot about Vitamin C from us too, and that’s basically because it is an ingredient that works so well for anti-aging purposes. It enhances the production of collagen which will be the thing that brings tightness and firmness to your neck. Applied topically, or taken orally, products with vitamin C can really help bring a youthful look and feel to your neck.
With The Collagen Complete and Vitamin C Fizz Bundle from The Spa Dr. your Vitamin C intake is bundled with collagen peptides, biotin, Aloe Vera and bamboo extract: and absolutely amazing combination of healthy, effective ingredients for making your skin look younger!
Sun exposure can also cause damage to the neck and create fine lines and wrinkles. Proper preventative care when going into the sun is important for keeping your neck protected. The percentage of visible skin damage that is attributed to sun exposure is extremely high, and so to avoid it altogether spend an extra 20 seconds when getting ready to apply sunscreen to your neck as well as your face.
The skin on your neck is particularly fragile, and there are some effective, natural ways to go about diminishing damage done over the years. Use a good sunscreen that is effective year-round for the best results.
The Eyes are the Window to Your Soul
(And Your Age)
The eyes are the poetic part of your body that tell your secrets without your permission. That goes for the depths of your soul (if your poker face is as weak as mine) as well as the years you’ve put behind you. Similar to neck skin, yet even thinner, is the skin around your eyes. It is arguably the most delicate and easily effected area of your skin. If you want to know how to look younger than your age, here are some simple tips and routines that you can follow to take care of the skin around your eyes and reverse signs of aging.
Treat the area around your eyes by consistent moisturizing and de-puffing techniques. One age-old way (pun intended) of reducing puffiness around your eyes is by placing thinly sliced cucumber under your eyes. Another great way to diminish fine lines and creases under your eyes is to dab your under-eyes with a small amount of primer. Primer is a thin moisturizer used for delicate areas such as under-eyes. If you have dark circles under your eyes, try a tinted primer that matches the colour of your skin.
Cover FX Water Cloud Primer is an award-winning primer we know and love here at Anti-Aging Solutions. It’s known for its cooling mousse that refreshes and defends skin against pollution and blue light emissions.
2. Yellow-based Concealer
For any discolouration or dark circles, pick a concealer about two shades lighter than your foundation. Applying this will subtly lift your eyes and provide a natural-looking brightness. Read into a concealer that has yellow tones and spread a light layer under your eyes. You can absolutely use concealer without foundation; smudge under your eyes until it matches the colour of your skin.
3. Light Eye-Makeup
Eyeliner around the outer edge of your eyes will lift your eyes and allow a youthful shape to take place. Pencil eyeliner or liquid liner can help this effect. Mascara can also help to open up your eyes and make them look larger and more attractive.
Big eyes always account for a youthful look. It is best to avoid eyeshadows that cause a creasing look on your eyelids; shiny or sparkling eyeshadow can actually add more age rather than taking them off.
When using makeup for a younger look, the less the better.
Light makeup can absolutely add a youthful glow to your eyes, but there is such a thing as overdoing it.
You want to avoid heavy makeup, but certainly make use of subtle eye-makup like eyebrow pencil. Eyebrow pencil is a great way to add some definition if you have thinning brows. Of course, always pick an eyebrow pencil that matches your eyebrow colour.
4. Eye Masks
My favourite way to take care of my eyes is maybe the lowest-maintenance. There are tons of great ways to utilize eye masks, from simple sliced cucumber masks to firming eye masks.
There are some great eye masks that have vitamins to add a glow and firm up the eye area. Masks with skin plumping peptides are a very effective way to infuse hydration into your skin and brighten your look. Eye masks make a person look younger in record-time; they hydrate and boost smoothness and plumpness around eyes.
Targeting these three areas on your body will be the most crucial in the effort to look young again. Taking care of your hands is something you will thank yourself for in the long run. The neck and eyes are two very noticeable parts of your body; when they look good, it shows! Try to target these three areas with a routine and add some of these ideas to your daily regimen.
Eye masks are hydrating, de-puffing and anti-aging; the best part is they don’t require a long wait! We found that the best bang for your buck is this 80 Pcs – Golden Osmanthus Eye Mask from Bio Aqua. That’s right, 80 piece! Nowadays, when even a single eye mask costs between 7 and 10 dollars at the least, we’ve found this super moisturizing AND anti-aging eye mask that comes in a huge quantity for less than 10 bucks. Suffice to say, we’re definitely big fans.
5. Eye Cream
Eyes are the most delicate part of the body, and the skin around them is especially fragile. When using eye cream to improve their look, it is very important to use something that is worthwhile. Quick fixes, or half-hearted resolves will only let you down because making your eyes look healthy and young requires a product with healthy and effective ingredients.
Our favourite is LIFT + FIRM Eye Cream from LiftLab because it is sulfate and paraben free, and full of essential B Vitamins. It comes in a lasting 3 month supply that alleviates crow’s feet and reduces the appearance of dark circles. This cream just proves its own worth, and saves the trouble of buy 3 or 4 different creams to alternate between. To have one effective product is much more useful, and easier on the wallet, than a few that are partially effective.
All of the parts of the body require our attention and care, and the sooner we start, the better the result. Use hydrating creams for your neck and collarbone areas, as well as moisturizers for the skin around the delicate parts of your body. You’ll find these small measures make for a huge difference.