Signs of aging manifest slowly and steadily if you are regularly following a daily skincare regimen. However, if you’ve been less consistent with your at-home care, you could be aging faster than necessary.
1. Increase in Brown Spots
Brown spots (hyperpigmenttions) are obvious signs of aging. They result from your body’s melanin overproduction, occurring when your skin is overexposed to the sun. Fight them back, and prevent future dark spots, with serums containing botanical brighteners & vitamin C. Be sure to use sunscreen over any serums to ensure their effectiveness (as well as diminish the effects of the sun’s harmful rays.) Mineral sunscreen, SPF 30 or greater, absorbs quickly without a white cast or residue and doesn’t clog pores.
2. Dry Skin, Even After Moisturizing
As skin ages, it produces less and less oil, and the lipids (natural moisturizers) in your skin decrease. To replenish this natural store and keep moisture locked in, employ a highly emollient moisturizing crème that contains vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and/or shea butter. Together or apart, these ingredients restore hydration and boost your skin’s lipid layer for continual hydration.