Maintaining a youthful, glowing complexion has been our number one beauty goal since the first fine lines made their debut on our foreheads in our late twenties. As we get older, we’ve learned that it’s not just our face that shows age. Thankfully there’s a growing number of hardworking beauty products that can help us stay forever young. Check out our expert anti-aging guide and discover how to keep your skin vibrant, your hair lustrous and your body looking youthful.
1. Maintain Complexion Perfection
There’s no one-size-fits-all solution for the face. That’s because this is one area where people have different concerns as they age. We bucketed the main anti-aging concerns like loss of firmness and wrinkles so you can better personalize your routine.
To Plump Skin Up
Ever wonder what made your skin so radiant and smooth when you were younger? In part, the answer is collagen—a type of protein that makes skin smooth and taught. As we get older, the collagen in our complexions begins to break down. In order to plump it back up again, you need skincare formulas that are packed with peptides. This magic ingredient seeps into your skin and sends it a message to generate more collagen. Skin looks plumper and less thin as a result. Our top serum pick is M-61 Hydraboost Serum 2.0 and Darphin Stimulskin Plus Divine Cream.
To Reduce The Look Of Fine Lines & Wrinkles
The goal with this concern is to smooth out those pesky lines and wrinkles that show up as we age. Our aging skin’s dropping moisture levels is the main obstacle in our way. Our secret ingredient for reducing their appearance is hyaluronic acid—nature’s hardworking hydrator. A single molecule of hyaluronic acid can hold 1,000 times its weight in water. Adding it to your regimen will help diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles for a younger-looking tone and texture. We love SkinCeuticals H.A. Intensifier and Natura Bissé Inhibit High Definition Patches.
To Lift & Firm
At stake here is the loss of elastic tissue (AKA elastin) in our complexions. Our skin just doesn’t bounce back like it used to! For most firming and lifting treatments, their back labels include ingredients like peptides and hyaluronic acid—sound familiar? In order to bring back your facial definition, we recommend luxurious creams and masking treatments that are specially formulated to do just that. Chantecaille Bio Lifting Cream+ and Fresh Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask are anti-gravity in a jar.
2. Use Extra Care On Your Eyes
Because the skin around your eyes is thinner and more delicate, it requires its own skincare formulations. There are a variety of factors at play that lead to our eyes looking older. The dreaded crow’s feet, dark circles and puffiness all make eyes appear older. We recommend looking for eye treatments that can tackle all of the above. Remember, it’s not just in the morning that you should apply your eye creams or serums. Gently dabbing them on before you go to bed gives your under-eye area extra time to repair, creating brighter eyes come morning. Try La Mer Genaissance The Eye & Expression Cream or M-61 PowerGlow® Eye Cream.
3. Don’t Neglect Your Neck
If you’re anything like us, then you spent the majority of your youth ignoring the skin beneath your jawline. Yet the neck is one of the most visible areas of our body, capable of showing deeper wrinkles and a noticeable loss of firmness. It’s never too late to start giving it a little extra love with a neck treatment. Since the skin around our necks is a little thicker than our complexions, you need creams and serums that are better designed to penetrate. We love the added sun protection that RéVive Fermitif Neck Renewal Cream SPF 15 has to offer, which is a major plus for repairing and preventing further damage. M-61 Hydraboost Line Reducer pulls double-duty, functioning as a plumping neck and facial treatment.
4. Hydrate Your Body
We’ve already learned that an added dose of moisture to the skin can work wonders for reducing the appearance of age. Using body lotions that restore moisture levels will improve appearance, and well, make you more comfortable in your skin! La Mer The Reparative Body Lotion and One Love Organics Gardenia + Tea Antioxidant Body Serum keep hydration up, so your limbs look and feel smoother.
5. Keep Your Hair Healthy
There are more ways than one for hair to show its age and it’s not just greys. The loss of density and elasticity in our manes can make for brittle, dull strands. Bumble and bumble Overnight Damage Repair Masque is rich in antioxidants to help reverse and protect against damage. Phytodensia Plumping Serum is specifically designed for fragile, aging hair—it does everything from strengthening to adding shine and volume thanks to its special blend of peptides, acacia collagen and vernonia.