What is the best skin care products for aging skin? Many people ask themselves this question everyday.
Even young people Nowadays start using the anti aging products as early as from age 25.
With so many choices, it can be difficult to know which products to choose. In fact it is overwhelming since the internet is full of products and everybody is trying to sell you something.
To help you, I have created a list of what to consider when choosing good skin care products.
How to choose the best skin care products for aging skin
First pick a sunscreen
Exposing your skin to the sun over time can make it look older, but we also need the sun to activate vitamin D in our bodies.
It is therefore advised to always use a sunscreen when getting exposed to the sun for longer periods of time.
When picking a sunscreen, make sure you pick one with bigger spectrum, that is, one that will protect you from both UVA and UVB rays. Also make sure that the sunscreen is water resistant.
Use a sunless tanner
Sunless tanner is itself not anti aging, but tanning in the sun also makes your skin older. Always pick a gel that is easier to apply and stick with a lighter color since you can add if you need to.
A moisturizer is one of the most-effective anti-aging products you can buy. If you use a moisturizer on a daily basis, it will make a huge difference on how your skin ages.
It is however important to choose the right one for your skin type. For oily skin, use a water based moisturizer. For oily skin, pick a thicker, oil based moisturizer, and for a mixed skin type, pick a lighter one.
As you get older, your skin tends to get dryer, so the older you get, the thicker your moisturizer should be.
4. A face cleanse
A face cleanse will remove dirt, excess oil, and makeup leaving your skin feeling clean and fresh. Go for a natural product to maintain a healthy moisture balance without stripping your skin and making it feel tight or dry.
I recommend to wash your face twice a day. A face cleanse is better than a soap because it is skin friendlier and less irritating. They are targeted for specific skin types. Most bottles are labeled to help you choose one for your skin type.
5. Buy a correct product for your skin type
When buying your products, always make sure that it matches your skin types. Most products are labeled so when buying always check that it is the correct one for you.
6. Use a single product at a time
I recommend using a single product for longer period of time to find out if it is the right one for you. Using several different products at the same time might work against your skin and cause skin irritations.
Some products simply take long before you see a change, so don’t rush to change it because you can’t notice a difference after just a week.
7. Have realistic expectations
There is no way you are going to look 5 years younger after using a product for one month. The earlier you start using anti aging products, the better the results. Some products also exaggerate promises to attract buyers.
Please beware of such products, they might be good, but will not do a miracle of making you look 7 years younger overnight.
8. Don’t let product prices confuse you
The more expensive the better? No, don’t be fooled. This is a strategy that has been used by many producers to make money. And it has always work years and years.
There are some cheap products that will do exactly what the more expensive ones. Also always read the customer review when buying items online. This way you can get good products for lower costs.
9. Choosing anti aging products with the right ingredients
Creams with antioxidants can be beneficial. They help absorb free radicals that can cause damage to your skin.
Another important ingredient is Retinol or Vitamin A. Vitamin A is not just antioxidant, but also helps increase production of collagen fibers, hence cutting down on wrinkles.
10. Choose a product that you can afford
This is also an important point that is forgotten by many. You do not have to go for the most expensive products if you can’t afford to buy it every month. There are lots of cheap but good products that will make you look younger and will not be a bother to your wallet.
This is going to help you make a right decision while you choose the best skin product for yourself. Remember if you want to keep that youthful glow, you should start as early as from your mid 20’s.