The global personal care products sector is expected to grow to US$ 500 billion by 2020, that is, according to Transparency Market Research. The trend calls for consumers to re-evaluate how they may be unnecessarily contributing to this steep market demand as well.
At the end of the day, it isn’t simply about the number of jars of Hydrolux or the bottles of Vitamin C serums you’ve bought and used religiously without fail over the years that do make a lot of difference. Truth is, your beauty and skincare philosophy does count too.
Below are 10 of the most practical and most effective tips advised by dermatologist as to how best you can show your love for your skin and keep it from aging:
Tip # 1: Get sufficient amount of sleep daily. Sleep is essential to beautiful skin. It is during your beauty nightcap when cells in your body are on overdrive mode. Skin repair, treatment and rejuvenation are at its peak while you sleep. Never deprive your body of this healing process by setting up yourself to get a good night’s rest, at least 7 to 8 hours every night. Schedule it just as you would any other appointment — and, keep your gadgets in a “Don’t Disturb” mode.
Tip # 2: Follow a proper skincare routine. Poor hygiene and incorrect skincare rituals can make or break your quest to defy skin aging. Find out the best routines for your skin type, and add in products to your routine on need basis. There is a proper routine for your 20s, 30s, 40s and beyond. At every stage, your skincare regimen must match the skin challenges you could be facing.
Tip # 3: Give special attention and care to skin around your eyes. Special care for eye skin health is not a myth. Skin around these areas are drier, more delicate and more prone to aging. These three reasons alone obligate you to provide the proper attention skin in these parts call for.
Tip # 4: Do-It-Yourself skincare remedies can work wonders on your skin. Homemade skincare remedies are not to be ignored. However, you should research well and even consult with your skincare specialists for the right combinations and applications of these remedies because some, like undiluted lemon juice, can do more harm to your skin than good.
Tip # 5: Feed your skin with the nutrition it deserves. Don’t skip meals and never skip any food group. If you eat for your health, you are certainly benefiting your skin too. Eat less sugary foods which lead to the production of advanced glycation end-products which slows down and breaks down collagen production. Eat plenty of antioxidant-rich foods like berries, teas and veggies. Incorporate the natural anti-inflammatory powers of Omega-3 fatty acids in your diet too by eating more fatty fish and walnuts.
Tip # 6: Avail of wrinkle care products that contain ingredients proven to improve the appearance of wrinkles. Skincare products come and go. Just be mindful that wrinkle care products like Hydrolux, which is made from snake venom peptide, are only as good as the ingredients that they carry. The most effective ones are tretinoins, retinoids, Vitamins C, B3 and E, and hyaluronic acid.
Tip # 7: Exercise regularly. This tip knows no substitute. Do it for your skin and overall health and well-being. Exercise is not easy but, once you get into the habit, your body will be seeking it to relax and destress.
Tip # 8: Never expose your skin to the sun unnecessarily. Having a broad sunscreen protection on is not the goal in sun care rather, the ultimate goal is to minimize UV exposure. Since no amount of sunscreen can give you 100% absolute sun protection, the best you can do is to try to avoid the sun as much as you can.
Tip # 9: Pamper your skin with rejuvenating non-invasive or minimally-invasive skincare procedures periodically. Talk to your skincare specialist and ask about what procedures your skin may need. Chemical peels and microdermabrasion may be generally good for everyone. However, if your skin is patchy or generally aging, you may find use for skin rejuvenating procedures.
Tip # 10: Use less products. The reason is simple: less products, less likelihood of skin irritation. Again, you need to use only what you really need.
There is no one-shot solution, not even surgical aesthetic methods, that can solve all your skin aging woes. If you want to keep seeing skin that’s younger than most people your age, you’ll have to take a more systemic approach to skincare.