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Two Products That Can Help You Fight Aging

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With all the products out there, it may seem to you that your bathroom has become something closer to a chemistry lab than a bathroom. You are no longer simply the makeup artist, but the subject of a mad science experiment designed to determine what works best on your skin, regardless of negative side effects. Redness, breakouts, rashes, all in the name of the science of beauty. While many of us chalk up failed experimentation to trial and error, there are some things that no women’s cache of makeup should be without. Two of these products are serums and sunscreen.

What Are Serums?
All moisturizers, whether anti-aging or otherwise, should contain a blend of antioxidants, and ingredients for skin replenishment and restoration. Good serums are marked by a high concentration of these ingredients and also by the distinctive texture of the ingredients they contain. Serums should apply smoothly and have a lightweight feel despite their powerful contents.

Tips on Serums
Serums usually address a variety of issues, including wrinkles, environmental damage, loss of firmness, and uneven skin tone.

If you’re looking to safeguard your skin from visible effects of pollution, look for something with a high antioxidant concentration. Antioxidant superstars include retinol, vitamin C, and vitamin E. If you are sensitive to retinol, a vitamin C and peptide containing formula will work well.

Extra sensitive skin prone to redness will benefit from a redness relief formula with ingredients like ceramics and glycerin.

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For large pores, bumpy skin and signs of aging, look for something with niacinamide and hyaluronic acid which will smooth the surface of the skin without a greasy feel.

Serums should be applied twice a day and can be used with or without moisturizers, depending on your skincare needs.

Sunscreen
The first step in any serious anti-aging routine is an SPF rated 30 or higher, and lots of it. That means daily application whether or not the sun is out. And, remember, UVA rays can penetrate glass, so that means that even home, car and office do not provide cover from the damaging rays of the sun, so apply whether inside or out with due diligence.

Tips On Sunscreens
To maximize the benefits of sunscreen, you may want to consider the following:

  • You probably don’t want to apply a typical “beach” all- over body moisturizer to your face. A facial moisturizer with built-in sunscreen will give you the protection while also providing the hydration and anti-aging ingredients that your face requires.
  • Look for a facial moisturizer/sunscreen based on your skin type. Creams work best on dry skin, while fluids and gels are best for oily skin. Those with combination skin should look for a lotion of gel.
  • Antioxidants work well with sunscreen. Look for sunscreens with vitamins C and E, soy, grape, pomegranate am green tea.
  • Sunscreen should be the last skincare product you apply in your am routine. Applying products over sunscreen will make it less effective. If you are layering sunscreen, start with a facial moisturizer with SPF protection, followed by a primer containing sunscreen and topped off with a pressed powder with added protection from the sun.

What do you look for in your sunscreen and serums? Let us know what works best for you to combat aging issues.

Vine Vera with Top Ingredients to Care For Mature Skin – VineVera Reviews

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As we age, our skin care needs change. Mature skin needs more attention, time, and devotion to fight the aging process than younger skin, and requires a great deal more care. If you truly want to restore a youthful glow to your skin, there are things you can try to reverse the process, and they work. More importantly, there are ingredients in which you can use on a daily basis that will allow you to look and feel noticeably healthier skin. Vine Vera Skincare would like to offer you some advice on the different types of ingredients you can and should be using every day to give your skin a healthy appearance and fight the aging process for those with mature skin.

Retinol
Retinol is a Vitamin A derivative that works to combat fine lines, wrinkles, skin spots –either from the sun, or from age – and it works by boosting skin cell regeneration and the time it takes between formation and regeneration of new skin cells. It is best used at night, and is dermatologist recommended for any mature woman’s skin to help curb looking older. There are many products on the market containing Retinol, and by experimenting with different brands and products, you can find the one that works best for you. It should be used after cleansing and before applying a good, thick moisturizing cream.

Sunscreen
While you probably didn’t see this one coming, sunscreen contains imperative ingredients for mature skin. The skin, as we age, is more susceptible to sun damage and skin cancer, and any type of exposure to the sun requires a good sunscreen. Many daily facial moisturizers contain SPF properties, and are imperative to fight aging and even to help reverse the effects of aging. You should always opt for a 30 SPF or higher when buying bottles of sunscreen, and always be sure to apply it to any and all areas of the skin which are to be exposed to the sun. Opt for a brand such as La Roche Posay, which is a fabulous sunscreen and perfect for mature skin.

Antioxidants
By infusing your skin every morning with antioxidants, you will help to repel wrinkles, spots and potentially even skin cancer. You could eat antioxidant rich berries, such as blueberries, in your morning cereal which would be fantastic for overall skin and body health, but by actually incorporating products containing antioxidants topically to the skin, you are giving yourself a one up as these components will absorb directly and work where they are supposed to. Look for products containing Vitamin C, green tea, or pomegranate for the ultimate in Antioxidant protection.

Alpha-Hydroxy Acids
Products containing glycolic acid, which is a form of alpha-hydroxy acid, are potent enough to snuff out wrinkles, smooth out lines, and help other anti-aging components applied to the skin penetrate the skin quicker and work more effectively. Opt for a glycolic acid peel, and you will be sure to have refreshed and rejuvenated skin in no time. Be sure not to overuse any type of alpha hydroxy acid or you could end up damaging your skin. Once per week is enough.