Worried about crow's feet and frown lines? Are you always looking for new wrinkle creams, eye creams, or anti-aging skin care? Products that promise to diminish wrinkles are some of the most highly desired items on the market. When used consistently, these products can help you maintain your skin's youthful glow, eliminate imperfections, and prevent premature signs of aging from impacting your confidence.
While many worthwhile products can help visually reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, they aren't the only answer. There are also ways to revise your daily routine to maintain a visually healthier-looking appearance.
We put together a list of the 13 best anti-aging secrets, so you can start to restructure your routine and kick bad habits to meet the needs of your aging skin. Here's everything you need to know:
Habits to Avoid Premature Aging
Many of your everyday choices can contribute to skin problems and cause premature signs of aging. If you want to avoid premature signs of aging and maintain the integrity of your skin, start by rethinking your habits and lifestyle.
If you're worried about your skin, it's time to kick this bad habit for good. Smoking can reduce collagen production and decrease skin elasticity, leading to wrinkles, fine lines, and skincare problems like crow's feet, forehead wrinkles, and elastic creases. The sooner you quit smoking, the quicker you'll see a noticeable improvement in your skin.
Limit Your Screen Time
If you're staring at your phone, computer, or tablet all day - it could be slowly aging your skin. These devices radiate blue light, which can slow collagen production and cause fine lines, wrinkles, and saggy skin.
One way to combat the effects of blue light is to wear sunscreen daily and take time to step away from the screens periodically. Every 30 minutes you spend at a computer or on your phone, take a short break to walk, sit outside, or enjoy some fresh air. This is a great way to reset and limit your screen time.
Get Enough Sleep Every Night
Your skin creates collagen when you sleep, and negative sleep patterns can impact the look and feel of your skin. Lack of sufficient sleep, typically five to six hours per night, can disrupt the natural repair cycle of your skin, potentially resulting in increased fine lines and wrinkles. According to the CDC, adults over 18 should aim to get at least seven to nine hours of sleep every night.
Be Mindful of Your Drinking Habits
Heavy drinking slows collagen production and can make it harder for your skin to retain moisture. If you're drinking alcohol daily, your skin may look dry, your eyes may be puffy, or you may have broken capillaries on the skin's surface.
Alcohol can also trigger oxidative stress, alter sleep patterns, and impact overall health. The best way to avoid these problems is to always drink in moderation and be mindful of your choices.
Avoid Irritants, Harsh Alcohols, and Parabens
Using skincare products that contain harsh ingredients can damage your skin, and many irritants can dry out the skin and reduce its elasticity. Instead, it is advisable to be mindful of the ingredients listed on the product label and seek out formulations with clean, nutrient-rich ingredients that offer greater benefits for your skin.
Eating Habits to Introduce
The Skin Supplement is a science-backed dietary supplement which supports the internal pillars of healthy skin: cell nutrition and energy, gut health and collagen synthesis.
Considering your diet is another effective approach to preventing signs of aging. Your skin's condition often mirrors your choices regarding your nutritional intake. If you don't prioritize consuming nutrient-rich meals or vitamins, you may observe skin imperfections appearing more rapidly compared to those who actively seek out such dietary sources.
When building an anti-aging skin care diet, here’s what you’ll want to look include:
Include More Antioxidants
Antioxidant-rich foods can help combat oxidation, reduce your risk of diseases, fight free radicals, and prevent signs of aging. Common antioxidant-rich foods include avocados, potatoes, berries, and broccoli.
Drink More Water
Hydrate your body from the outside in. The key to maintaining your skin's elasticity is to keep yourself hydrated. While a daily moisturizer can help hydrate the top layer of your skin, you'll also want to ensure you're drinking enough water to prevent dehydration and improve bodily functions.
According to Mayo Clinic, the average man should drink at least 15.5 cups of water, and the average woman should drink 11.2 cups each day.
Support Your Gut
Did you know that over 70% of your immunity is in your gut? Your gut connects to everything, including the largest organ in your body: your skin. To help heal your gut, avoid irritating foods, drink enough water, and consider incorporating a probiotic into your diet. A healthy gastrointestinal tract can help heal inflammatory skin conditions, reduce inflammation, and keep your skin healthy.
Add a Supplement to Your Diet
Consider an anti-aging supplement if you struggle to get more nutrients into your diet. These supplements contain the nutrients you need to improve the look and feel of your skin and combat signs of aging.
The SKIN Supplement is our science-backed dietary supplement formulated to boost healthy skin function, increase collagen synthesis, and provide free radical protection. This anti-aging supplement contains a potent blend of skin superfoods your diet can benefit from.
Skincare Habits to Try
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Let's face it — no one likes wrinkles or fine lines. If you don't have the right skincare routine, these problems can be more defined and prevalent on the skin's surface. If you're worried about premature signs of aging, there are a few ways to adjust your routine and habits you can introduce into your lifestyle to ensure your skin looks and feels its best. Here's how to get started:
Wash Your Face Every Night
Think about all the pollutants, bacteria, and grime your skin is exposed to throughout the day. If you aren't washing your face every night before bed, these irritants can affect the skin's surface. A cleanser helps wash away this bacteria and other damaging environmental factors. Most cleansers are formulated to help balance the natural oils on the skin's surface, cleanse your pores, and help you avoid blemishes or imperfections.
Before you end the day, wash your face with a gentle cleanser like The Cream Cleansing Gel. This formula is designed to gently remove impurities and renew your complexion. The lightweight, dual cream-to-gel texture suits all skin types and can help lock in moisture while visually improving skin tone and texture.
Use a Daily Moisturizer
Think of your daily moisturizer as a protective barrier. Daily moisturizers typically contain hydrating ingredients that keep the skin supple and improve elasticity. They lock in all-day hydration and are essential to maintaining the integrity of your skin. The Rich Cream is our best-selling anti-aging cream formulated with omega-6 fatty acids and antioxidants.
It's clinically proven to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation. During our clinical trials, the appearance of forehead wrinkles visibly reduced by 37% in only four weeks, and skin hydration improved by 145%. You'll want to apply an anti-aging cream twice a day, in your nighttime and daytime routine for the best results.
Add Retinol To Your Routine
Retinol is the holy grail of anti-aging skin care. Retinol is derived from vitamin A and can help increase skin cell and collagen production for a visually youthful and plump appearance. It's also proven to diminish fine lines and prevent more from forming.
The Retinol Serum is our pure retinol formula that helps to revive and renew your complexion. It's the perfect anti-aging serum to use during your nighttime routine before you apply your moisturizer. Regular use can help visually reduce blemishes, hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and fine lines.
Reduce Sun Exposure
Sun exposure is one of the main culprits of aging skin. If you spend all day outside in the sun without sunscreen, you are exposing yourself to harmful UV rays. These ultraviolet rays can lead to discoloration, premature signs of aging, and even skin diseases if you aren't careful.
To maintain your skin's health, you'll want to limit your sun exposure and always wear sunscreen. For the best results, look for an SPF of 30 or higher.
Discover Anti-Aging Skin Care at Augustinus Bader
Aging is nothing to be ashamed of, and mature skin is beautiful just the way it is. However, if you want to limit your imperfections or slow aging, it's time to be more mindful of your habits. Every small change you make can help you reduce the visual appearance of premature signs of aging.
At Augustinus Bader, all our products contain clean, science-backed ingredients that are clinically proven to deliver visible results. We utilize the power of our patented TFC8 technology to help you maintain and improve your skin's youthful glow and overall health.