Most of what I do isn’t rocket science but little steps taken daily make a big difference. To start with, I typically take cold showers to shock my system a little bit…. First it’s proven for anti-aging by keeping your skin tight, elastic and vibrant. And it also wakes me up in the morning. I will be honest, I don’t do this every day but I do it at least 3x a week.
Washing with a mild soap is another key ingredient. Soap is not designed to be a moisturizer since it’s washed off at the end of your shower. After I wash I always exfoliate, daily. What’s the point of rubbing in an amazing moisturizer if it’s trying to soften a layer of dead skin cells on top? Of course, if you do this every day, you need to be gentle; we aren’t trying to rip wallpaper of a wall that’s 50 years old.
I might not spend much on the first things I mention but I do on this one: I use the most expensive moisturizer I can fit within budget. Not for the artfully designed container or the fancy shop, but because of what’s in it. Once you do your research you will discover that certain ones do contain better quality and higher amounts of key anti-agers like Retin-A, collagen, & hyaluronic acid. This is a requirement, and they don’t come inexpensively.
My kast step is to finish off with a lightweight sunscreen, and I do this 365 days a year. Sun damage is the #1 factor that ages your face. This doesn’t just happen when you go to the beach or the pool. It gradually happens every single day. You can be exposed to damaging sun rays when you take the trash out or go the grocery store. Good skincare starts with prevention, not just during the extreme moments of exposure but on a daily basis. Even if your 40 it isn’t to late to start today.