Recently, Allure magazine took issue with the term “anti-aging”, and I have to say, that’s totally awesome. As the magazine admits, not everything about getting older is wonderful—but the idea that aging is something that we need to fight every chance that we get is sexist and frankly, dated. There is a unique beauty and sex appeal that evolves as we age, and these changes should be embraced and celebrated, rather than resisted. Just as as a society we’re embracing the face that all hair types, skin colors and body shapes are beautiful, we should make sure that we’re acknowledging that beauty has no age.
That being said, we all want our skin to be as healthy as possible, right? Just because we’re not resisting aging as an idea doesn’t mean that we should neglect to support our complexions as we get older. As we age, collagen naturally breaks down making skin less firm and smooth, and our skin can get drier or more sensitive. To keep our skin looking its best whether we’re 15 or 65 takes a little work, so I’ve rounded up some of the best products that you can use now to keep your skin happy and healthy. Use sun protection, lots of moisture, and a few key ingredients now, have the best skin of your life, for the rest of your life. It really is that simple!
If you’re just dipping your toes into the world of serums and feeling totally lost, than this powerhouse from Bareminerals is a great place to start. It’s formulated with Lempuyang ginger extract which brightens and evens tone, and California poppy extract which provides antioxidant power against environmental stressors—basically, this stuff is like insurance for your skin.
If you’re looking to take the path of least resistance towards healthy, happy skin, this silky spray is an easy (dare I say lazy?) way to deliver serious skin-soothing power, instantly. Simply spray on throughout the day (even over makeup!) for a two-second moment of pampering for your mug.
Acids: they sound terrifying, but ingredients such as the glycolic and lactic acids in this potent overnight serum can do wonders to smooth your skin’s texture and even its tone. Simply apply a thin layer to skin, top with moisturizer, and hit the hay—you’ll wake up positively glowing.
You’re never too young to start using eye cream! This silky eye serum from Fresh pampers your eye area with exotic root and botanical extracts to protect the delicate eye area and enhance smoothness and suppleness.
Boasting a fearsome mix of antioxidant vitamin C and super-hydrating triple hyaluronic acid technology, this serum protects and soothes skin while it promotes the creation of collagen and elastin, which maintain skin’s firmness and bounce.
Packed with nourishing oils and super-hydrating shea butter, this cream is a serious treat for your skin—plus, it promotes microcirculation which ensures that you’re left seriously glowing.
You’ve heard it a million times (at least a thousand from me), but it bears repeating: using a product with SPF is the best way to care for your skin, bar none. So, treat yourself to a truly awesome daily moisturizer that gives your skin the perfect amount of hydration while also protecting it from the sun’s harmful rays. This rich yet oil-free option from Origins is the perfect place to start.
If your skin is stressed out, broken out, or generally blah, retinol will be your saving grace. It increases cell turnover, so it basically completely renews your complexion, making it look its ultimate best. This cream features retinol alongside hydrating and soothing shea butter, jojoba and evening primrose oil for soothing power while it repairs.
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