Elemental Preventative Skincare Ritual for Healthy, Resilient Skin
A great skincare routine addresses your specific skin concerns, as well as preventing new ones. Whether you’re new to starting a skincare routine, looking for the latest trends in preventing aging through skincare, or are a pro who wants to try something new, we’ve got everything you need for the perfect preventative anti-aging skincare routine. Here are some common questions we get all the time about this popular category of skincare:
What is anti-aging preventative skincare?
Creating a foundation of healthy skin will prevent and address early signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation and more for skin that is radiant, toned, firm, and glowing from the inside out.
When should I start a preventative anti-aging skincare routine?
You are never too young to build your preventative anti-aging skincare routine. However, we typically recommend regularly using preventative anti-aging skincare practices from your twenties through your forties. We typically see people switch to a more active anti-aging routine in their fifties. However, your unique skin will show signs of aging on it’s own timeline, so when to switch from preventative to active anti-aging is a personal choice.
My skin still looks youthful - do I need an anti-aging preventative skincare routine yet?
Yes! Even before you start seeing signs of aging on the surface of your skin, sending nutrition, hydration, and healing ingredients down into your inner skin will make sure your skin stays healthy, vibrant, and strong and stave off fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots.
I’m starting to see signs of aging - can those be reversed?
Yes! A preventative anti-aging skincare routine will still address early signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots, while preventing more from showing up.
What does a preventative anti-aging skincare routine look like?
There are products you’ll want to use daily, weekly, and as needed to build a strong foundation of healthy skin.
A Daily Skincare Routine
Here are the steps you’ll want to use morning and night for a simple and effective preventative anti-aging skincare routine:
Step 1: Wash Your Face & Cleanse Your Skin
Consider your skin needs and find a cleanser that works well for your skin. Oily skin, sensitive skin, dry skin, and acne prone skin all have different needs and your cleanser will be your first still in addressing your specific skin concerns.
Step 2: Treat Your Skin with Hydration
This is where you’ll get your targeted boost of hydration and nutrients. For great preventative anti-aging, we recommend:
- Everyday Essence Face Serum for hydration deep into the layers of the skin. Packed with our Hyaluronic Acid Complex delivers four layers of mega hydration.
- Botalin Age Repair Eye Serum under your eyes to banish dark circles and fine lines.
Step 3: Moisturize Your Face
Finally, lock in hydration and form a moisture barrier to protect skin from environmental aggressors. We recommend:
- Rose Quartz Moisturizing Face Cream for a velvety, deeply hydrating finish.
Weekly Skincare Ritual
We recommend using this twice a week to reset skin and jumpstart deep healing for the first two weeks and then switching to once a week for maintenance:
- Premium Microcurrent Facial Dual Mask - Clinically proven to tighten, tone and smooth skin and offers a boost of hydration and nutrients to your face.
- Stem Cell Culture Medium Ampoule - Layer under your Premium Microcurrent Mask for a deep session of repairing & protecting skin.
As Needed Skincare for Spot Treatments
Sometimes you just need a little extra. Here are the as-needed skincare options that are great for preventative anti-aging.
- Wrinkle Away RED Microcurrent Dual Eye Mask for bag-free, bright smooth under eye skin free of wrinkles and fine lines.
- Jet Microcurrent Facial Dual Mask - For a quick hit of hydration and nutrients, great for before applying makeup or skincare on-the-go.
Beyond skincare, how else can I prevent aging in my skin?
Skincare is critical, but there are otherwise to protect your skin against early signs of aging.
Sun exposure is a huge culprit of skin aging. Wearing sunscreen daily is critical to protect against both UVA and UVB rays. UVB rays are a major cause of skin cancer. Given the health importance, sunscreens focus on measuring UVB rays. UVA are the aging rays responsible for brown spots, wrinkles and overall appearance of accelerated aging. To learn more about SPF and the proper use of sunscreen, check out our blog on The Truth About SPF, Sunscreen and Your Skin.
There are a myriad of reasons smoking is bad for you and speeding up the aging process is amongst them. Chemicals in smoking promote the destruction of collagen and elastin (which keeps skin tight, firm, and supple), leading to wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin. There are many other ways smoking ages you, like teeth yellowing and skin discoloration, so suffice it to say, kicking the habit will help slow the accelerated appearance of aging.
Sleep on a silk pillowcase
Cotton pillowcases cause constant traction and friction as you toss and turn all night. Switching to a silk pillowcase allows for glide, so your skin isn’t tugging across fabric as you sleep. Bonus: silk pillowcases are also great for hair care for similar reasons.
Is it possible to eat your way to great skin? Yes it is, check out our blog on the topic. Specifically, we love foods packed with omega-3 fatty acids, great for hydration as well as reducing redness and inflammation. We’re pleased to let you know Dark Chocolate also made the list.
We understand this one is so much easier said than done. But what effects does stress have on signs of aging? Well, first, if you’re stressed and not sleeping, you’re going to see bags and dark circles under your eyes. Also, when you’re stressed, your body produces more of the hormone cortisol, leading to breakouts. As you manage your stress, harmony in your skin will also be achieved.
Avoid Indoor Tanning
Tanning beds are NOT safer than the sun. Unfortunately the “healthy glow” associated with a tan is a misnomer. To achieve a real healthy glow, hydrate your skin and help heal the inner skin. We recommend our Stem Cell Culture Medium Ampoule under our face masks to revive and restore tanned skin.
Sleep, Drink Water, and Exercise
Like we mentioned with stress, when you are out of balance, it shows on your skin. Staying hydrated, intentionally moving your body in ways that bring joy, and getting a great night sleep are all going to help create an environment for healthy, balanced skin.