Have you ever met someone who had perfect skin? You stare at their face, wanting to hate them but are so mesmerized you can’t help but admire their beauty.
In reality, few people are born with beautiful skin. Those with beautiful skin envy likely have an effective skin care routine. From acne to disorders such as eczema, we experience a myriad of skin-related problems that can affect our confidence.
How do you develop the best skin care routine? Continue reading for some expert advice.
The Correct Order of Your Skin Care Products
Those who are inexperienced in skin care are probably intimidated by the myriad of products required. What does each do? And what should you apply first?
Here’s a breakdown of each product, from the first you should apply to the final step. Keep in mind, these products vary between your skin type and your skin care goals (which we will discuss later).
No matter your skin type, you need to cleanse your skin. Our pores get filled up with oil, sebum, bacteria, and other unwanted debris. Even if you don’t have visible acne, all of these still build up in your pores.
Every skin care product needs to work on clean skin and pores in order to be effective. That’s why cleansing is a necessary first step for any skin care ritual.
This next product is essential for acne-prone skin types, but anyone can benefit from a toner. Toners help clean out anything your cleanser missed.
There is a toner for every skin type. Other toners are formulated with other skin-beneficial ingredients such as antioxidants, vitamins, and other pore-cleansing agents. Since toners can be harsh, there are also toners made for sensitive skin.
Serums get confused with moisturizers and people commonly mistake one for the other. There is a difference between the two, which we will explain. For now, we will explain serums because you apply this first.
They penetrate deeper than a moisturizer and are usually formulated with more beneficial ingredients to combat specific issues. Because serums are so powerful, that’s why you usually apply serums at night.
Do you use both together? That depends on your serum. Most will recommend you apply a moisturizer after the serum. Some skin care routines only require a serum and some may not even require a serum.
Even if you don’t have undereye circles, fine lines or puffiness, every skin care ritual should have an eye cream. This helps to prevent aging symptoms and keeps your eyes moisturized.
If you suffer from acne, a spot treatment is usually included in your ritual. Apply the treatment wherever you have visible acne. Always apply this before moisturizer.
Moisturizers are designed to give your skin the moisture it needs. We produce moisturizing agents such as sebum naturally, but these levels decline as we age.
Applying a moisturizer ensures your skin has a protective moisture barrier. But this barrier is subtle enough so you can apply moisturizer every day. Every skin type should use a moisturizer, even oily skin.
Nothing hurts your skin more than UV rays. Slather on the sunscreen before you leave your home!
We will mention some other products, depending on your skin type and skin goals. Here are a few.
- Makeup remover
- Cleansing pads
- Night cream
Here’s a breakdown of the different type of skin care rituals.
The Best Skin Care Routine
Your skin care routine likely differs from others. Here’s a breakdown of the different skin care routines you can create.
Daytime and Nighttime
We mentioned this briefly under the serum section, but some products are better suited for nighttime.
This is because specific products are more powerful than others. It’s best you use them on a naked face. Some of these ingredients, such as AHAs, also make your skin more prone to sun damage.
For a daytime routine, focus on cleansing the face and moisturizing your face and eyes. Don’t forget your sunscreen!
If you want results, add more products to your nighttime routine. This includes serums, masks, and exfoliators.
In addition, you’ll likely add additional steps to take off your makeup and add products that don’t do well under makeup, such as facial oils.
Your Skin Type
Here are the most common skin types:
When shopping for skin care products, find ones targeted to your skin type and that can help alleviate certain symptoms. Your routine will also differ because of your skin type.
Your Skin Goals
Everyone has different skin and everyone has different goals for their skin. This is why you should know what skin care goals you have before starting your skin care regimen.
Some goals are common. This includes fade wrinkles or to find the right moisturizer to control your dry skin. But there are smaller and individual goals many people have. This includes reduce redness and fade dark circles.
Are you unsure which goals you have? Start with your skin type. You’ll want to identify your skin type and fix the common issues you face.
For example, those with oily skin want to reduce excessive oil production and those with dry skin want to make their face feel more moisturized.
You can also visit a dermatologist who will identify your skin type, the skin issues you have, and what you can do to correct them.
Maybe your skin goals aren’t anything to treat. Preventing further damage is a great goal. For example, many people in their 20’s take strides to prevent aging. They do this by using anti-aging products and wear sunscreen daily.
From here, just have patience. You won’t see results overnight. Stay committed to your skincare routine and trust you’ll see an improvement.
Start Shopping for Skin Care Products
Now that you know the best skin care routine, are you looking for products? If you want to treat or prevent aging symptoms, look no further. Shop for anti-aging products.
Manage Your Expectations
Let’s start with the obvious: there are no creams or serums that can physically (or literally) make you younger.
However, there are a variety of anti-wrinkle creams that can help your skin look younger than your true age.
Anti-aging products help undo skin damage and provide hydration to wrinkled skin. But it’s important to manage your expectations when using any anti-wrinkle eye cream or face cream.
If you are 70 years old and you hope a cream will help you look 20 years old, the results might disappoint you–no matter how good the product is.
If a product promises dramatic results like taking 50 years off of your face’s appearance, chances are it might not live up to that promise.
As with many skin care products, be patient when it comes to the results of using anti-wrinkle cream. Don’t judge a lack of success too soon.
You won’t be wrinkle-free overnight. But when you find the right anti-wrinkle serum or cream, use it according to the directions. Then watch your progress over the next days, weeks, and months.
It might not be a dramatic change right away. But quality anti-wrinkle products have to undo what time has already done to your skin.
It takes time to reduce wrinkles, replace moisture, and tighten skin. To give your cream the best chance to live up to what it promises, use it as directed and give it time.
Look for the Right Combination of Ingredients
The best anti-wrinkle creams include the right combination of ingredients. When these ingredients are present in the finished product, they work together to hydrate skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
The combination of hydration, skin cell regeneration, and protection helps you appear younger.
The older you get, the more moisture your skin needs to work against the appearance of aging.
When using topical anti-wrinkle products, some of the ingredients should be agents of moisture. As your skin ages, you lose critical moisture in your skin cells. Lack of moisture helps create dull, wrinkly skin.
Topical anti-wrinkle products that include ingredients like macadamia seed oil or sunflower seed oil are working to replace moisture in your aging skin.
Skin Cell Regeneration
Another key to looking younger is increasing the regeneration of new skin cells. If your skin can produce fresh skin cells more rapidly, this helps reduce the appearance of aging skin.
Look for anti-aging products that include phospholipids. These are complex lipids (or fats) that work like a metabolism booster for skin cells.
When phospholipids are present, your skin cells can regenerate more quickly than they can on their own as you age.
The Combination is Key
Wrinkles happen when a combination of factors happen in aging skin: less moisture, slowing cell regeneration, and a lack of elasticity.
The combination of the right ingredients helps reduce wrinkles. Ingredients within your anti-aging skincare formulas work to target specific aspects of aging skin.
Replacing moisture, adding elasticity, and protecting your telomeres (or the ends of your chromosomes that keep them from fraying)–all of these components help slow down your skin’s signs of aging.
No Guarantees Without Support
Beware products that guarantee results without proof. Look for clinical trials, hard facts, proven results, and testimonials.
When it comes to skincare, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) does not evaluate the effectiveness of products. A company could overstate that an anti-aging product “cures” wrinkles–yet the FDA doesn’t approve skincare based on results.
Watch out for phrases like:
- “Proven to change the anatomy of wrinkles”
- “Cures or erases wrinkles”
- “Changes the structure of your skin”
Also, be wary of promises for over-the-counter products that make claims similar to a product that requires a prescription. If you can buy it without a prescription, your anti-aging cream can’t promise to be as strong as or as effective as a prescription-only product.
Unfortunately, some products get dangerously close to claims that you can’t prove one way or another.
The FDA approves skincare products based on safety. Are individual ingredients safe? When combined for the anti-wrinkle formula, is the combination safe?
A product can be safe for your use, but it might not be effective.
You’re In Charge
You’ll need to decide if the product is worth trying and if the results deliver as expected. Factor in your needs, how closely you follow the instructions, and compare it to results from others similar to what you expect.
If you want to minimize forehead wrinkles with a specific product, look for other forehead wrinkle results for that product as your baseline.
Remember, each person’s skin is different. Your skin might respond differently or take longer to see results than others who use the same product in the same way.
Be sure to factor in your lifestyle, as well. Staying out of the sun and drinking plenty of water can enhance your results compared to someone with different behaviors.
Anti-Wrinkle Cream Slows Down Your Skin’s Aging Process
Anti-wrinkle cream is not a cure. But when you choose the best cream for your skin and use it according to the directions, you’ll see younger, healthier, glowing skin.
Siorai Sciences products slow down the aging process. There’s no need to settle for skin creams that claim anti-aging benefits but only provide a temporary enhancement.
Learn more about the proven results of our anti-aging serum and how it can benefit you.