When it comes to luminous skin, good genetics help, but anyone can develop a more beautiful and healthy complexion by using the proper products. General aging and sun damage happen to everyone; it’s knowing what kinds of formulas work best to repair and rejuvenate one’s complexion. The most expensive skin care products don’t prove anything; all you need are five topical treatments to set you on your way.
1. Exfoliating Cleanser (AHA).
A clean face is essential to the start and finish of your day. Failing to remove stale makeup or the grime encountered daily from the environment will clog pores and create issues down the road.
Choosing an exfoliating facial cleanser with an AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) is a fine choice for dissolving old skin cells, zapping excess sebum, clearing up acne and maintaining the skin’s elasticity and smooth texture.
Studies have shown that AHAs are part of a successful anti-aging skin care system. AHAs strengthen the “biomechanical parameters of the skin” without any detrimental effects.
2. Vitamin C Serum.
The ascorbic acid in precious vitamin C is powerful as a topical skin care treatment. It is skin-rejuvenating, and numerous clinical studies have shown that vitamin C added to your daily routine stimulates collagen synthesis and assists in antioxidant protection against UV-induced photodamage.
3. Moisturizer with HA.
HA (hyaluronic acid) is like a sponge in your skin, absorbing moisture and keeping your face plumped up and radiant. As we get older, however, this naturally found substance in the body starts to diminish, giving way to spots and wrinkles.
A moisturizer with HA will act as a humectant and draw in water to maintain a firmer, smoother complexion.
4. Physical Sunscreen.
This kind of sunscreen differs from the chemical type in that the formula features mineral ingredients like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. A physical sunscreen is preferred by dermatologists.
Most skin care experts recommend applying facial sunscreen as the last step over “any medicated treatments, antioxidant serums and moisturizer.”
5. Retin-A or Retinol Cream.
Derived from vitamin A, retinoic acid is incredible at stimulating the surface skin cells to turn over and quickly die. This creates new cell growth underneath, new collagen, a thickening of the skin, reduction in wrinkle depth and a youthful complexion.
Retin-A is the potent prescription form, but retinol, sold over-the-counter, is gentler, will also perform like Retin-A but at a slower pace.
Wear this anti-aging treatment at night.
That’s it. These five topical products are affordable and work. Best of all, you can start now; there is no time limit in developing a lovely and healthy complexion. The science is behind these beauty products, and you can trust their effectiveness.