As we age, it’s normal for our skin’s appearance to gradually look older. Wrinkles and fine lines, dark spots, dry-looking skin and rough skin texture are some of the common signs of aging. These can be caused by intrinsic and extrinsic aging factors.
Intrinsic aging factors refer to the natural biological processes that begin in our 20s and continue throughout our lives, which can gradually reduce the skin’s ability to stay elastic and repair itself. Extrinsic aging describes environmental and other preventable factors that can age the look of skin, such as diet, sun exposure and air pollution.
Scientifically-proven anti-aging products can help you achieve more youthful-looking skin, by helping to prevent these skin concerns.
A good skincare regimen contains ingredients that can help:
- Maintain moisture
- Prevent wrinkles and fine lines
- Exfoliate dead skin to reveal a brighter glow
- Prevent dark spots and skin discoloration
- Keep skin looking firm and plump
Learn how to prevent the look of aging skin in your 20s and beyond, anti-aging skincare tips and ingredients that can keep your skin looking its best as you age.
How to Prevent Aging Skin Naturally: Which Ingredients Are Best?
Certain skincare ingredients can help promote cell turnover, a process that slows with age, to reveal more radiant skin. Other ingredients can help prevent skin concerns, such as dry skin and fine lines.
Hyaluronic Acid in Skincare
Hyaluronic acid helps the skin retain moisture. That’s important, because moisture in the skin can help prevent dry skin and the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
As we age, our levels of hyaluronic acid decrease. You can optimize your skin’s appearance by using skincare that contains hyaluronic acid. That helps hydrate the skin and boost moisture balance, to prevent dryness and the signs of aging that accompany it.
Niacinamide in Skincare
Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3 that supports healthy skin cells and skin appearance. Similar to how Vitamin B3 in produce can help our bodies stay healthy, applying the antioxidant niacinamide onto the skin can help nourish and protect it.
Niacinamide is a powerhouse multi-tasking ingredient that provides a number of benefits, one of which is that it helps the skin retain moisture. Moisture retention in skin helps:
- Reduce skin inflammation
- Improve skin texture and brighten skin tone
- Minimize the look of pores and help prevent wrinkles
Niacinamide also helps improve the production of ceramides, which are natural fats in the skin that help maintain its protective barrier. Find niacinamide in products including the Tensage Daily Serum, KNR Serum and Emepelle Night Cream.
Retinol in Skincare
Retinol refers to the topical application of retinoids. Retinoids are derived from Vitamin A. Similar to niacinamide, Vitamin A supplies skin with a whole host of benefits that can help prevent the signs of aging.
Retinol in skincare is good for helping increase cell turnover to reveal brighter, more youthful-looking skin. It also prevents the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by helping to increase collagen thickness.
Collagen is a protein that promotes skin elasticity, which can keep your skin looking firmer and plumper. We produce less collagen as we get older due to decreasing estrogen levels. This naturally occurs with aging, but accelerates when the body begins to produce less estrogen around perimenopause and during menopause.
Retinol acts like a collagen booster for your skin. You can find retinol in clinically-proven anti-aging products like Tensage Stem Cell Cream and Eye Cream, Emepelle Night Cream and Retriderm Serums.
Vitamin C in Skincare
Vitamin C is another essential nutrient for your skin. The benefits of Vitamin C in Skincare include providing antioxidant protection against sun damage and other environmental factors. It also helps stimulate collagen production.
Vitamin C also helps inhibit melanin production that can lead to dark spots and sun spots. That’s why Vitamin C is one of the best ingredients for brightening skin and evening out skin tone.
Our bodies don’t produce Vitamin C on their own. You can use skincare with Vitamin C to give your skin a boost and maintain a more youthful glow.
Alpha-Hydroxy Acids Help Reveal Younger-Looking Skin
Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) in skincare help dissolve the older, top layer of skin, to reveal the newer skin cells underneath. Glycolic acid and retinol are examples of AHAs, that gently exfoliate the skin to rid it of dead skin cells, dirt and impurities. When you don’t exfoliate, the dead cells can build-up and lead to dull-looking skin and fine lines and wrinkles.
You can use an AHA in your daily skincare routine such as that in Biopelle’s Exfoliating Gel Cleanser, which contains 10% glycolic acid. Using AHA ingredients in your daily skincare routine is a good way to support younger-looking skin.
Natural Things You can Do to Support Healthy Skin
You can also naturally support healthy skin by adjusting your lifestyle habits such as:
A Complete Skincare Routine Is Key to Helping to Improve Signs of Aging
For optimal results when you want to prevent signs of aging, it’s important to nourish and protect the skin every day. Create a skincare routine that includes:
- Cleansing and toning the skin, as well as exfoliation
- Treating skin with serums to target concerns
- Hydrating skin and maintaining moisture balance
- Protecting the skin with sunscreen
Look for dermatologist-recommend products for the best results.
Wondering where to start with skincare aging prevention? Try:
- Exfoliating Gel Cleanser: This daily cleanser with AHA glycolic acid gently exfoliates dead skin cells and removes impurities to reveal a more youthful glow.
- Tensage Daily Serum: This daily serum is packed with hyaluronic acid, niacinamide and vitamin C, to give your skin antioxidant protection and help skin stay moisturized and glowing.
- Retriderm Serum Max: This serum has 1% retinol to prevent sun damage and improve collagen production.
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