Have you been noticing the visible signs of aging creeping up on your face? Whether this may be fine lines spidering their way around your eyes, skin that’s looking a little droopier, or small dark spots discoloring your complexion, it’s never fun to see your skin growing older.
Fortunately, with the right skincare routine, you can turn things around for your complexion. Sure, you may not be able to put a permanent hold on the aging process, but you can most certainly transform the look of your skin to give it a smoother, firmer, and more radiant finish. This will help to prevent the visibility of aging from taking its toll quite so soon.
Ready to get started? Read on as VouPre shares the skincare routine to follow if you want to win the fight against the appearance of aging.
Begin With a Gentle Cleanser
Kicking off your skincare routine with a cleanser is essential for a few reasons. Firstly, if your skin is dirty, the rest of your skincare products won’t be able to work properly. Instead of being able to quickly and easily penetrate your skin, they’ll need to first fight through the layer of grime that’s sitting on the surface. Not all of the ingredients that you apply will be able to do this, rendering most of your products less effective than they should be.
All of that grime also spells bad news for your aging skin. Dirt, pollutants, and more cause free radical damage in the skin, accelerating the aging process. Regularly removing these impurities will help to keep your skin feeling healthier in the long run.
However, don’t be tempted to go overboard with a harsh cleanser. To keep your skin looking youthful, you need to preserve its natural protective barrier, which many cleansers disrupt. Find a cleanser that makes use of gentle and moisturizing cleansing agents, such as the VouPre Radiance Facial Cleanser, and you’ll be able to thoroughly clean your skin without having to worry about damaging it.
Decide Whether You Need to Exfoliate
While a cleanser focuses on the skin’s surface layer, exfoliators dig down a little deeper, clearing impurities out of your pores. They’ll also get rid of any lingering dead skin cells. Although your skin naturally sheds these, the rate at which it does so slows down as it ages. The subsequent buildup of dead cells leaves the skin looking rough and dull.
However, while cleansing can and should be done twice a day, you’ll need to practice more restraint when it comes to exfoliating. Although regular exfoliation will help you to keep the appearance of aging at bay, over-exfoliation will have the opposite effect.
How often you exfoliate will depend on your skin type. Oily skin needs to be exfoliated two or three times a week, whereas dry skin only requires exfoliation once, or sometimes twice, a week. Whatever the case may be for you, use a gentle exfoliant that isn’t going to cause micro-tears in your skin. A product like the VouPre Deep Renewal Facial Peel would be perfect!
Consider Using an LED Skincare Device
The right topical products are often all you need when working to counter the appearance of aging. However, if you’re particularly worried about wrinkles, sagging skin, dark spots, or anything else, adding an LED skincare device to your routine can be a game-changer.
Take the L’Rae Beam from VouPre as an example. This multi-functional device offers three modes. The first makes use of red LED light. This has been proven to rejuvenate and firm up the look of the skin. You’ll also be able to turn to purple to brighten up your complexion, as well as blue to soothe the feeling of inflammation.
An LED skincare device is always best used on clean skin. This means after using a cleanser but before applying other products. With this order, there’ll be nothing in the way to interfere with light penetration. This will enable your skin to experience the full spectrum of benefits offered by LED light therapy.
Hydrate and Rebalance With a Toner
Whether you’ve just finished cleansing, exfoliating, or using an LED skincare device, the next step in your skincare routine should be to tone.
A good toner will help to rebalance the pH level on the surface of your skin. This can often be thrown off by cleansers and exfoliants. Rectifying this will leave your skin feeling much happier and, therefore, more receptive to the rest of the products that you’re about to apply.
Of course, toners offer up other benefits too. Some, such as the VouPre Hydrating Toner, also focus on boosting the skin’s moisture levels. With aloe vera leaf juice, cucumber fruit extract, and allantoin, this toner will quickly have your skin cells feeling quenched.
Use a Vitamin C Serum
If you’re concerned about the appearance of skin aging, then antioxidants should be a key part of your skincare routine. They’re the only compounds that can repair the look of free radical damage to restore your complexion’s youthful bounce and glow.
There are plenty of antioxidants out there, but there are specific ones that should most definitely be making it into your skincare routine, with vitamin C being key. Numerous studies confirm this ingredient’s ability to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. At the same time, it also has a brightening effect on the complexion. It can lighten/even out the look of discoloration too!
Since the visible effects of vitamin C are enhanced when it’s used alongside other antioxidants, our Vita C Serum boasts an incredibly antioxidant-rich formula. Two forms of vitamin C are combined with grape stem cells, vitamin A, and vitamin E. They’re all at the top of the list when it comes to the best antioxidants to use. You’ll also find a blend of antioxidant-laden plant oils in this serum, including avocado, jojoba, and olive.
Layer On a Hydrating Serum
Once your skin starts to display the visible signs of aging, it’s time to ramp up your hydration efforts. At this stage, your skin will begin to struggle to retain moisture. This will only enhance the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and loose skin.
So, after using a vitamin C serum, follow up with another serum – one that’s designed to deeply hydrate the complexion. This will immediately plump up the look of your skin. Wrinkles won’t appear quite so deep or severe and your skin will sport a softer and bouncier finish.
When it comes to choosing a hydrating serum, look for one that combines several hydrating ingredients, such as the VouPre Cannabis Facial Serum from our Cannabis Collection. It will give your skin the extra layer of hydration that it desperately needs, leaving it with a radiant glow.
Apply Your Eye Care Products
For many people, the signs of aging first make an appearance around the eyes. If you’re in the minority and have noticed fine lines elsewhere on your face first, rest assured that your eye area won’t be far behind.
This is all down to how the skin around the eyes is much thinner than the skin elsewhere on the face. Therefore, it’s much more prone to damage and wrinkling.
While you can go ahead and use your regular facial skincare products around your eyes, we’d recommend investing in dedicated eye care products instead. Choose formulas that cater to the specific skin concerns that you’re experiencing. Tailoring your skincare routine to your skin’s needs will bring you better results.
For example, if dark circles, which often become more prevalent with age, have been getting you down, you’ll love the VouPre Dark Circle Eye Cream. Meanwhile, if the skin around your eyes has been looking loose and saggy, our Firming Eye Renewal Cream would be a great addition to your skincare routine.
Lock Everything in With a Moisturizer
Now that all of your lighter skincare products have been applied, it’s time to lock everything in with a moisturizer. This will form a seal over your skin’s surface. It will prevent your products from quickly evaporating into the air, giving your skin more time to soak them all in.
Since your skin’s needs greatly vary between morning and night, choose your moisturizer based on the time of day. The VouPre Ultra Day Moisturizer, for example, gives your skin all that it’ll need to feel protected and fortified when faced with environmental aggressors. Meanwhile, the Revitalizing Night Cream will ensure that your skin cells feel supported while they’re working hard to regenerate overnight.
Finish With SPF During the Day
The above skincare routine can be followed both day and night. However, there’s one extra step that you’ll need to add to your daytime regimen; SPF.
If you’ve always been a little neglectful about protecting your skin from the sun, it’s time to change your habits. With the sun being responsible for up to 80% of the wrinkles and discoloration that appear on the face, shielding your skin from UV rays is vital if you want to retain a youthful complexion. Continuing to allow the sun to damage your skin will only speed up skin aging.
People tend to skip the SPF because they don’t like the inconvenience. They also hate how sticky sunscreens leave their skin feeling. The VouPre Age Defense Cream SPF 30 does away with both of these problems. The fact that it doubles up as a moisturizer makes it much more convenient to use while its silky and lightweight texture will quickly sink into your skin. You won’t have to worry about a white tint or a greasy finish. This cream will have your skin feeling beautifully soft and smooth!
As amazing as our SPF cream may be, it, just like any other sunscreen, will only protect your skin for a few hours. If you really want to take control of the rate at which your complexion ages, regular reapplications of this cream will be necessary to keep your skin fully protected.
Fight the Appearance of Skin Aging With VouPre
Aging is something that you cannot avoid, but there’s plenty that you can do to keep your skin looking young and healthy. The skincare routine that we’ve detailed above is a great place to start. Give your skin the love and care that it needs and you’ll be able to enjoy a youthful complexion and a gorgeous glow for many more years to come!