For serious anti-aging skin care, you need to develop a plan that will work with your unique skin type, to bring you the results you’re looking for.
What types of products work best to relieve the signs of aging in your skin?
Retinoids are very effective in fighting wrinkles. They may occasionally cause dry or red skin, and if this is a problem for you, mix a small dab of your retinoid product with a moisturizer. If your skin is sensitive, you may also use your moisturizer under the retinoid application.
You may have used creams or lotions to hide wrinkles before, but products that come in serum form have a higher level of wrinkle fighting properties than lotions or creams. One product we recommend is called LifeCell, here’s a great LifeCell review you can take a look at. Using one that contains antioxidants like vitamin C will help in stimulating the production of collagen in your skin.
Crow’s feet are tough to battle, and they really do add years to your face. You may find the best results by using temporary fillers that you can dab on the areas a few times every day.
What about make-up for aging skin?
It’s best not to use cream foundations when you apply make-up. They may crease more than liquid formulas, which are lighter in weight. You can dab the liquid on your skin or use a brush. Don’t leave long brushstrokes behind, though, or they may mimic the lines you’re trying to hide.
What skin care products for anti-aging purposes will work the best?
There are a lot of products on the market to target aging skin, and that’s why it may take more than one or two tries to find the product that works best for you. Keep your skin type in mind, and make sure you use products that target that type of skin. Otherwise, you’ll be fighting a losing battle. We have also heard great things about Argan Oil, which has proven great results for many women. One great product which contains argan oil is called Essence of Argan.
How do you know what type of skin you have?
Unless your skin is very oily or very dry, it may not be that easy to determine your skin type. Use a piece of tissue paper and wipe your forehead, nose and cheek when you get up from your overnight sleep.
• If your skin feels elastic and doesn’t release any oil onto the paper, you have normal skin.
• Oily skin will leave oil traces on the tissue paper and it will appear thick and greasy
• Dry skin will feel tight, and it won’t leave oil on the paper.
If you have combination skin, that tissue paper may absorb oils from just your forehead and nose areas. Most people with combination skin don’t have much oil in the skin of their cheeks. Since combination skin is partly oily and partly dry, it can be the most difficult to treat. You’ll have to treat each area of your face independently.
After you are sure of your skin type, it will be easier to find an anti-aging skin care product that will work for you. You’ll want one that promotes healthy, glowing and fresh skin, without any side effects that might come from using a product that is not designed to treat your skin type. Always read the labels before you buy or use a product, to make sure that it will help your skin and not make more problems for you to deal with.