Reversing the effects of aging means taking all the misinformation you’ve been fed by marketers, diet schemers, and so-called health gurus and throwing it out the window. With these simple, practical tips, you’ll not only look younger – you’ll feel younger, too.
We all know it’s important to wash your face, but too much washing and using the wrong skincare products can actually lead to dryness and premature wrinkles. Add the three following skincare tips to your routine to turn back the clock.
Wash With AHAs
Every night – and only at night – wash your face using an alpha-hydroxy (AHA) based cleanser. Most non-AHA cleansers don’t do a good enough job getting rid of all the dirt that’s built up on your skin throughout the day, with soap and water just cleaning the top layer of dirt. AHAs are gentle acids derived from fruits that actually help dissolve dirt and clumps of dead cells, clearing them away and allowing young skin cells beneath them to grow faster.
You can find AHA-based cleansers in drugstores for about $10-15. Look for “-ic” ingredients on the product label, such as glycolic, lactic, citric, malic, or tartaric acid. Use a dime-size amount every night to clean your skin and remove makeup. Your exfoliated skin will better absorb the creams that you’ll apply afterward, leaving you with luminous, radiant, and younger-looking skin.