The anti-aging sector of the skincare industry has seen huge scientific advancements in recent years. Nearly every product boasts about some difficult-to-pronounce compound it claims will work wonders for your skin – but who knows what these “miracle” ingredients really do? Here are five ingredients to check out if you’re interested in anti-aging products and why they work:
Welcome back to another #TheSkinProject post! This time, we’re talking about exfoliating. 2, 4, 6, 8 – how do we exfoliate? (Forgive me, I’m a goofball!)
I love exfoliating. I had visible blackheads in the pores on my nose at age 11 (my pitifully undereducated response was “How do I get rid of my dots?”) and until I discovered exfoliation, I could never rid myself of them. (Neutrogena Visibly Even Skin Polishing Enzyme Treatment changed my life!) When I got cold, my face turned red and I joked that my nose looked like a strawberry with all the teensy “seeds” of blogged dirt and sebum. Funny, but gross.
Exfoliating clears pores and removes dead skin cells, revealing cleaner and more radiant skin underneath. Any product you use that describes itself as a scrub or has any kind of crystals, microbeads, etc is an exfoliant.
I am very careful to exfoliate more gently on my face than on my body – facial skin is much thinner, more sensitive and easier to damage, so I don’t use products with big, rough crystals of sugar or sea salt on my face, no matter how much I’d like to see results. I personally exfoliate 2-3 times a week.
Have you ever been told that you look tired? People say this because they want to act concerned; however, it often can be hurtful and offensive. After all, what if you are not tired? If you got a full night of sleep, do you just look bad? Sadly, many people have the tired eyes look regardless of how fatigued they really are. The good news is there are 5 ways to combat this problem, and it doesn’t involve extra sleep!
1 – Use Skincare
One of the best solutions to get rid of tired eyes is skin care. With a good skin system, your features will look younger and healthier. In particular, an eye wrinkle treatment can combat problem areas around the eyes that cause you to age prematurely. This is one of the reasons people seem to look tired. In addition to treatment products, a good moisturizer can eliminate dryness around the eyes. This will add luminosity to the eye area and prevent the tired look.
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