The Hottest Trends in Anti-Aging: What You Need Now
By Genevieve Cunningham
Anti-aging is a big market. Why? Because nobody actually enjoys the process of getting older. Sure, we're glad we're getting older. We're glad to see another birthday. But the effects? No one is super eager to see their skin wrinkle, their freckles grow in number, or their joints grow stiff and inflexible. Luckily, there are things we can do to make the aging process easier. Things that fight off the effects and keep us feeling youthful. If you're interested in aging with fewer pesky side effects, take a look at these three hot trends in anti-aging that might actually work.
Retinol takes that cake in anti-aging products. It's a product that encourages faster turnover of skin cells. This means your body removes the damaged cells more quickly and replaces them with newer, healthier cells. But there is a drawback: Retinol is strong. Really strong. You have to use tiny amounts -- and not very often in the beginning. See how your skin reacts. If redness or peeling occurs, you may have to stop or cut back even more. It's also extremely important to stay out of the sun or you'll risk damaging your skin for good. If retinol makes you nervous, just ask a doctor for advice before you ever put it on your skin.
Vitamin C has been a popular skincare item for a few years now. It's less harsh than retinol, but brings similar effects. It encourages your skin to make new cells, and it also protects the skin from free radicals that induce damage. You can buy Vitamin C in a serum (arguably the best option), or in a lotion that is applied before moisturizer and sunscreen. Give this a try to even skin tone, reduce fine lines, and prevent wrinkles.
There was once a time when peels were only done in a salon. And truth be told, they're best left in the hands of professionals. But now it's easier to find gentle at-home peels that are safe to use on your own. These peels are usually applied at night, left on for a certain amount of time, and then removed. Be careful if you choose to use this option. The chemicals can be harsh on the skin. Choose a very gentle version to start, and always ask a professional if you're unsure about what to use or where to start.
Anti-aging is a big market because we all want to feel youthful and beautiful. And taking care of our skin is so good for us long-term! Use these tips to get started, or add them slowly into an already healthy skincare routine. Self-care is important for both body and mind, and a good anti-aging routine might be just what you need to look and feel your best moving forward.
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