It’s a fact of life: Aging happens to all of us. Did you know that after the age of 20, our collagen and elastin production already starts to slow down? That means as our skin starts losing its elasticity and firmness, we become more prone to wrinkles and fine lines in the future!
But don’t panic—keep reading to find out what three ingredients you’ll want to add to your skincare routine to ensure you’ll age like a queen.
This is non-negotiable: wear SPF every day! I recommend applying every morning as the last step in your skincare routine. UV rays account for over half of the visible signs of aging! If you are out in direct contact reapply every two hours and get yourself a big sun hat. I love the IMAGE Skincare Prevention+ line for everyday sun protection.
Incorporating antioxidants like Vitamin C into your morning routine will provide protection against free radical damage throughout the day! Pollutants and other invisible particles in the environment are causing unwanted harm and leading to future signs of aging. The IMAGE Skincare VITAL C Hydrating Anti-Aging Serum will not only give you the antioxidant protection you need, but will also give you a boost in hydration as well!
Retinol has an exfoliating effect on the skin which helps with evening out texture and tone, and keeping your pores clear, preventing future breakouts!
If it’s your first time using retinol, start slow! Retinol can be an aggressive ingredient and usually has an adjustment period. Start by using retinol every other night or three times a week to prevent dryness and irritation. When you wear retinol, it’s even MORE important to wear sunscreen. Be sure to stop using retinol 3-4 days before getting any waxing done. To start, I recommend the IMAGE Skincare AGELESS Total Overnight Retinol Masque—a treatment masque that transforms your skin while you sleep.
With these three ingredients in your skincare arsenal, you can feel confident about your skin—at any age!
Bella Minder is an Esthetician at Cole’s Salon Eagan Station. You can follow her on Instagram at @bellam_esthetics.