5 Anti-aging Solutions For Your Skin

5 Anti-aging Solutions For Your Skin

Posted by JQ on Jun 16th 2022

Hey Beautiful!

Experiencing fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, under eye circles, or crepey dry skin? 

After 40, we experience undeniable changes that require us to pivot, if we want to maintain, correct, and protect what we have for as long as possible.  

That usually requires you to incorporate a couple of more products beyond your essentials if you want to address pointed things like hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, and the delicate thin tissue around your eye area. 

The most important thing to know is that everyone's skin is unique (that means you).

Following beauty influencers can be fun, but remember - just because something works for them doesn't mean it's going to work for or be ideal for you.  

And if you fall into 'product hopping' you'll never know what's really working.

Here's the top 5 skincare concerns I get asked about with some simple-can-do solutions for you!

1. Uneven Skin - Almost everyone will experience uneven skin at some point, and contrary to popular belief, it doesn't happen over night.

It marinates over time, rather, even thought it's exacerbated by the sun, which can make your hyperpigmentation (a defense mechanism) more visible. 

Around 80% of skin damage is sun damage. 

While there are many things that can affect pigment, like heat (not just sun), hormones, lifestyles, medications, etc., sunscreen will always be your best friend when it comes to prevention. 

If you're already experiencing uneven skin and in need of correction, a series of light peels with the regular use of a Retinoid can be helpful. Hydroquinone is also proven very effective but it's also controversial, so if this bothers you, you may consider another approach like using brightening masks, exfoliating pads, leave on tonics, or a daily vitamin C serum, like our Vitamin C Plus Correcting Serum, instead! 

You may also choose to talk to your Dermatologist about Laser treatments. They can be very complimentary and effective treatments for reducing the appearance of dark spots. 

Takeaway: Correct and protect your skin at the same time by wearing an anti-oxidant based serum under a good sunscreen during the day and including an antioxidant based treatment, such as Retinol, at night. 

2. Dryness - We lose oil as we age. 

An indication that you likely need more oil is if your skin is chalky or flakey. 

Unfortunately, dryness and dehydration can also make crepey skin worse. 

If you want to exfoliate but have dry skin, lean on peels and products with Lactic and Mandelic acid because they're more gentle and hydrating. 

Hyaluronic acid and aloe are wonderful humectants that aid the skin in retaining moisture, but using a non-comedogenic oil is also great to help seal in moisture, since oils are mostly occlusive agents. 

Avoiding products with drying ingredients like benzoyl peroxide and using humidifiers may also be helpful.

Takeaway: Balance is key. Add a facial oil on top of your moisturizer for that year-round glow.

3. Dehydration - Dehydrated skin needs water.

Does your skin ever feel tight? Perhaps a little like you've put cellophane on top of it? 

These are signs your skin needs more hydration. 

As we age, we also lose the Hyaluronic Acid that our body normally produces making it harder for us to retain moisture and aid in collagen production. 

One simple way to help your skin out is by applying Hyaluronic Acid serum to your face before your lotion-based moisturizer, like our Whipped Olive Oil Face Butter (that contains humectants and oils). 

For best results, I recommend applying your HA on clean moist skin within 60 seconds of getting out of the shower. You can also use our Hydrating Cucumber Toning Mist before applying HA serum to maximize your moisturizing benefits!

Takeaway: Dehydration means water-loving humectants, like HA, are your best friend! 

4. Dark Under Eye Circles - almost everyone experiences them at some point.

You can eat more veggies, use supplements with vitamin K, drink water all day and still have dark circles, unfortunately. 

There are many different reasons for dark circles such as not getting good sleep, using certain medications, having a lack of circulation, genetics, and of course -- stress. Once easy way to aid your vascular dark circles is to use an eye cream with caffeine, like our Eye Dream of Coffee eye butter. 

Caffeine works because it constricts blood vessels to help with dark circles, and as a bonus --  puffiness, too!  

If you have structural issues, don't underestimate a good concealer, like our Mineral Photo Touch Concealer, that's ideal for dry, mature skin. It offers wonderful coverage that will not dry out your skin. 

Takeaway: For dark under eye circles, caffeinated eye creams and concealer are your best friends! 

5. Fine lines and wrinkles - Light peels are a great service to integrate into your anti-aging routine to help tackle fine lines and wrinkles, but the holy grail of holy grails will likely always be Retinol because it's tried and true.

If you're having issues with dryness while using a prescription, try using your prescription every other night instead of every night, and/or using a thin layer or moisturizer underneath your prescription to help slow down the absorption, which is likely contributing to your irritation. 

Or, you can simply opt for an all in one gentler formula, like our Advanced Retinol Night Cream which is ideal for dry, sensitive, mature skin. 

To treat both your eyes and face, learn more about our Age Defying PM Kit, which targets crow's feet, wrinkles and devitalized skin. 

Takeaway: For wrinkles (and most of your anti-aging needs) use Retinol. For aging around your eyes, such as wrinkles and crow's feet, layer with a low percentage OTC Retinol that is recommended by the brand/product you're using or your beauty professional.

I hope this is helpful for you.

Have questions? Drop them below! 

And remember, the more you know the more you glow! 

With love,