Are Anti-Aging Treatments Necessary?
While we’ve all heard that good, old fashion sunscreen is good for you, do we really understand what anti-aging skin care is about? And are we doing enough to make sure our skin stays healthy and beautiful? While it’s clear we need to keep our faces clean and free of dirt, what other anti-aging treatments are needed to maintain the health of our skin? Let’s examine some common treatments and some new techniques you can incorporate into your daily regimen to help keep your skin looking good!
Dermatologists now recommend wearing a reliable sunblock all year round – not only during the hot summer months. Regardless of the weather or the time of day, wearing an anti-aging sunblock should always be a non-negotiable, no exceptions. But more importantly, as a sunblock is a broad term that includes both lotions and creams, it’s a wise idea to look at the ingredients.
The most common sunscreen ingredients used today have been found to be highly toxic and carcinogenic. You don’t want to expose your skin to chemicals like these, so look for a sunblock with a broad spectrum of protection. Natural ingredients are also becoming very popular for their excellent healing properties. Look for a moisturizer that contains active Manuka honey and other plant extracts to fight free radicals, and make sure it’s oil-free.
An effective anti-aging skin care treatment should provide moisture to your skin’s cells, as well as protect against the damaging effects of the sun. A lot of times the effects of the sun, especially over a prolonged period of time can cause sun sensitivity and breakouts. Look for a good moisturizer that’s water-based and contains natural plant extracts. You’ll also want to look for an antioxidant rich moisturizer that contains the vitamins and minerals your skin needs to stay healthy.
Water is also an important step in your anti-aging skin care regimen. It aids in your skin’s cell renewal process by removing toxins from the system and cleaning your pores. Also look for a product that has ingredients that contain Shea butter to moisturize dry out dry skin, and avocado oil to nourish and protect the skin’s cells.
If you suffer from acne breakouts, you may also need some kind of treatment for dark circles, redness, and puffy eyes. Look for an anti-wrinkle cream that contains natural ingredients like Babassu wax, Maracuja passion fruit extract and vitamin E. Also look for one that contains Phytessence Wakame kelp extract to kill the bacteria that’s responsible for clogged pores and acne. A well-rounded anti-wrinkle cream will contain many different natural ingredients and will be easy on the skin.