Which anti-aging rejuvenation skin care strategies are really effective?
The Art of
Rejuvenating Aging Skin
For goodness sake, how many strategies can there be and why doesn't
everyone know them all already?
Well, actually many of the strategies are quite well known but many of
us simply haven't integrated them into our daily skin care routine yet.
As a result we have gradually seen the effects of aging take over our
former youthful complexion.
Now the mirror reveals one aging skin problem after another.
Maybe it is those horrid brown age spots that have started
to blossom with wild abandon. Or it could be the ever
increasing number of fine lines that are deepening into
wrinkles with the passing of each day.
Let's not forget the spider veins that have not only
begun to creep over the bridge of the nose but have begun to squiggling
cheeks. It's rather depressing as the list goes on. (For some
of us the list just continues to go on and on
and on. . .)!
The more obvious strategies begin with keeping
out of the sun or at least using sunscreen each and every day.
As most know by now, many of the signs of aging occur as a direct
result of damage caused by over exposure to the sun or from those quick
trips to the tanning salons.
As most also know, to achieve healthy skin it is important to eat
nutritiously, drink lots of water to keep the skin hydrated, not to
smoke, and get the recommended eight hours of sleep each night.
Techniques for maximizing the benefits from your skin care regime start
with keeping the skin hydrated. This can easily be achieved by drinking
the recommended amounts of liquid per day and using
a good, hydrating moisturizer.
Now, one of the tricks is not to slather on your moisturizer. More is
definitely not better in this case because you will only end up
clogging your pores.
Lightly apply your moisturizer, several times a day, if needed. Most
people only need to cleanse their face once a day.
Cleansing at night
is usually preferable. Too much soap and water can
dry and irritate the skin. Use a cleanser with emollients, avoiding
those with astringents. This is especially true for dry or sensitive
Use a light toner to refresh and cleanse the skin in the morning rather
than washing your face again. Applying anti-aging rejuvenation skin
care products to clean, warm, moist skin allows the ingredients to
absorb into the skin more efficiently.
Even using a warm face cloth that is placed on the skin for a few
minutes is helpful prior to toning and moisturizing. Use upward
sweeping strokes, from the chin up and outward to the brow area, as you
apply the toner and again with the moisturizer.
Gently tap the surface of your skin after applying the moisturizer to
stimulate the cells which will allow the skin to more efficiently
absorb the nutrients provided by the moisturizer.
Use a microdermabrasion scrub or home treatment once a week to
exfoliate away dead skin cells.
Last, but not least, use a sunscreen
each and every day in order to
protect the skin from further damage.