Why Should We Use Skincare Products?
If you’ve read our posts on the causes of skin damage and the process of skin ageing then you'll know that our skin naturally and inevitably changes as we get older. However, the rate at which our skin appears to age is within our control and there is plenty we can do to slow down the process.
We can slow things down by helping our skin to prevent the break-down of collagen and surrounding elastic tissues that cause lines and wrinkles. In our last post we looked at what we can do to reduce the environmental factors that cause skin damage, and in this post we'll look at how to give our skin a helping hand from the outside.
A Helping Hand
Living a healthy lifestyle, exercising and eating antioxidant-rich foods is a great start, but that alone won’t give your skin a fresh, bright and hydrated look. This is where skincare products come in, especially those containing ingredients that give our skin nourishment and support.
With modern skincare ingredients we are able to fight the signs and effects of ageing. Simply moisturising our skin will keep it feeling hydrated, looking smoother and make wrinkles less noticeable. And as the science of skincare advances, we are able to use different ingredients to solve specific skincare conditions.
While the idea of putting acid on your face doesn't immediately sound appealing, hyaluronic acid is a preferred ingredient in many skincare products. This gentle acid boosts hydration levels and can improve our skin's ability to retain moisture. The result is more hydrated skin that looks smoother and fuller.
It´s Skin Hyaluronic Acid Moisture Serum 40ml - A simple and affordable hyaluronic acid that also includes antioxidants to brighten the skin.
It’s All About the Antioxidants
Premature skin ageing is caused in part by free radicals; damaged molecules that degrade the elasticity of our skin. Antioxidants act as a kind of sponge, preventing free radicals from causing so much damage. Thanks to this useful function many skincare products are high in ingredients with antioxidant properties.
Popular antioxidants are Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Vitamin B3 and Centella Asiatica (which you can read more about here).
Innisfree Ginger Honey Cream 50ml - Harnessing the antioxidant powers of honey and ginger
Mamonde Vital Vitamin Essence 100m - High in Vitamin C extracted from bitter oranges
Missha Bee Pollen Renew Ampouler 40ml - Contains 42% antioxidant-rich natural bee pollenFind What Works for You
Remember, everyone’s skin is different. Finding a product that works for you starts with learning your skin type and understanding what problem you are trying to solve. Looking for the right ingredients for your skin is a great start to putting together your own unique routine, and targeted ingredients lead to great results.
We would love you to share your skincare experiences using the comments below. Skincare is a community and your comments can help others who may not be so far along their skincare journey.
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