By Ekin Ozlen
Aging is an inevitable part of life. It will happen to every single one of us, but it’s still a deeply personal journey that everyone experiences on their own unique timeline. When we talk about anti-aging, it’s important that we approach this as something that should be done not out of shame or embarrassment, but as something that allows both men and women to feel happy, healthy and confident in their own skin.
It turns out that one of the most effective anti-aging approaches is to actually get started before the signs of aging really start to show. It’s never too early to start treating your skin with the TLC it deserves to slow down the aging process and allow you to reap the benefits of healthy, vibrant skin. Below are five simple steps you can take to get in front of the aging process.
Listen to your skin
We don’t all follow the same diet and exercise regimen, so why would we assume that everyone’s skin care routine looks the same? Listening to your skin and responding to the visible signs it gives you is key in helping to give it exactly what it needs. If it’s itchy, flaky or dry it’s trying to tell you it’s thirsty. So, hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Give your skin the moisture it needs with a deep, rejuvenating moisturizer. The Keracell Rejuvenating Rich Moisture Cream from my own line is designed to do exactly this, and contains a plant-based retinoid which really gets those skin cells turning over without causing photo toxicity. Other things you can do to retain and refresh the moisture in your skin include: avoiding long, hot showers, using a humidifier, and eating foods rich in water.
You are what you eat – drink water, eat veggies
The simplest and most easy solution to hydrating your skin is hydrating your body: water, and lots of it. Our skin is the largest organ in our bodies and it is a reflection of what is consumed on the inside. We should be drinking at least eight glasses of water a day, or two litres – the extra trips to the bathroom will be worth it! Along with this, eating healthy, vitamin-rich fruits and vegetables is the winning ticket to a glowing complexion that reflects the nutrients being absorbed from within.
Our skin goes through a lot – it’s constantly exposed to the elements, changing temperatures, hormonal changes. Sometimes it needs a bit of help in refreshing itself. Exfoliation plays a crucial role in aiding our skin’s normal processes. Not only does it provide the immediate benefit of removing dead skin, but it helps to allow our facial products to properly penetrate. Product penetration is key to receiving the maximum benefit from your skincare. The Keracell CBD Enzyme Exfoliating Scrub acts as both a scrub and a mask to remove dead skin cells all while hydrating with sweet water pearl. This process of exfoliating and hydrating should go hand in hand.
Even on the days where you haven’t put makeup on or left the house, your skin will still be exposed to dirt and impurities. Cleansing is essential to remove even tiny traces of makeup, oil, and pollution. Neglecting the cleansing process will result in clogged pores that can lead to breakouts and an accelerated appearance of aging. It is fundamental that your cleanser cleans without stripping the skin, causing excessive dryness which then leads to skin imbalances. Keracell Anti Aging Facial Cleanser has two sizes of hyaluronic acid to cleanse, but restores the suppleness of the skin while doing so.
Think outside the face
If you want to implement a skincare regimen that is tailored to slowing down the aging process, it is an absolute must to not just think about your face, but also your neck, chest and hands. These parts of our body often show signs of aging even before our faces, as these are the areas that are regularly exposed to the sun and environmental elements. This is why it is so important to wear sunscreen on all of these exposed parts, not just our face.
Following these simple and doable steps will ensure that our skin remains vibrant, healthy and youthful.
Ekin Ozlen is the owner and CEO of Keracell, a clinically validated, results-driven luxury cosmeceutical brand utilizing human stem cell extract within its product line. Find out more information here.