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Our Guide to Preventing
Visible Signs of Aging on Skin

TAGS: FACE CLEANSER, SKIN DISCOLORATION, EYE CREAM, MINERAL SUNSCREEN, VITAMIN C SERUM, SKIN CLEANSER, NIGHT SERUM, ANTIOXIDANT SERUM, DAILY MOISTURIZER, EYE SERUM

Our Guide to Preventing Visible Signs of Aging on Skin

The factors that contribute to visible signs of aging and wear on our skin begin playing a role in future lines, wrinkles, and skin discoloration well before we begin to think about them. While practicing safe sun exposure during childhood is essential for helping prevent skin changes (as well as the risk of skin cancer), the impact of committing to an effective skincare routine early on—or at any age—can help maintain youthful-looking skin.

It’s much easier to prevent skin damage with daily skincare at an early age than it is to reverse damage that has already become visible. Skin in its twenties is still going strong, but its natural collagen production peaks around the age of 25 and decreases every year from there. When we hit our 30s, skin is likely to begin exhibiting age-related changes, especially in the form of fine lines around the eyes and the first signs of skin discoloration— the earlier in life you take control, the better the chances of slowing the progression of these effects. After this point the focus tends to shift from prevention to correction. Now is the time to take steps to prevent visible skin aging (or get your skin back on track).

 What is the key in maintaining skin's health and youthful appearance? A rigid skincare routine, incoporated with a few key products—such as face cleanser, vitamin C serum, eye cream, and mineral sunscreen . These four additions to your skincare routine can go a long way in optimizing skin function, preventing damage, and improving those first signs of aging as they make their presence known.

Skincare Routine For Preventing Aging Skin:

  1. Face cleanser: It's become second nature to keep skin clear or makup, dirt, and pollution - and we know this is essential to keep skin radiant and acne-free. The right face cleanser also sets the stage for all other skincare products that follow—which helps get the maximum benefits from other products you use both day and night. With the right base, such as SkinCeuticals LHA Cleansing Gel, which provides gentle exfoliation and skin-brightening benefits, it is ideal for younger skin.

  2. Vitamin C serum: Vitamin C, a powerful ingredient, provides skin with a daily dose of antioxidants. Courtesy of a topical vitamin C serum, skin is shielded from environmental damage and skin discoloration . Our antioxidant serums C E Ferulic® or Phloretin CF are ideal for morning use (depending on skin type), while our night serum Resveratrol B E helps enhance radiance and support the skin’s natural defense against environmental damage while you sleep.

  3. Targeted Skin Treatment: Factors such as genetics, lifestyle, geography, and history of sun exposure all play a role in when (and how) visible signs of aging appear, but a comprehensive daily treatment can help minimize age-related changes. Formulated especially for early signs of aging, our daily moisturizer Metacell Renewal B3 features niacinamide (vitamin B3) and tripeptides to help enhance skin-cell turnover and resurface the skin as it hydrates, clarifies skin tone, and improves the look of fine lines and skin elasticity.

  4. Eye cream: The eye area tends to give away a lot of our secrets. Dark circles tell someone how long of a day we've had, while fine lines around the eye contour area demonstrate signs of aging skin. A specialized formula such as our lightweight eye serum AOX+ Eye Gel provides environmental protection and helps reduce the appearance of crow’s feet, dark circles, puffiness, and visible signs of fatigue while promoting a fresh, revitalized look.

  5. Mineral sunscreen: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” and that’s where sun protection comes in. According to the Canadian Dermatology Association, only two in 10 Canadians use sunscreen all year round —and accumulated sun exposure may be responsible for up to 80% of visible skin aging. The secret to making sunscreen part of your morning skincare routine is finding a product you want to use, and we offer a wide array of mineral sunscreen options to fit every skin type, lifestyle, and formulation preference.

1https://dermatology.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/CDA-Sun-Safe-Behaviour-Survey-2019.pdf
2https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3790843/

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