The Best Anti-Aging Routine

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One of the main objectives of any skincare routine is to prevent aging skin and help your skin stay glowing. Aging skin is part of being human, but if there’s simple ways to prevent those fine lines and wrinkles becoming prominent, we want to know about it!

At Revolution, we have plenty of skincare must-haves for an anti-aging routine that can keep your skin look young, fresh and healthy for longer.

What Are the First Signs of Aging Skin?

Even though aging is inevitable, there are a few signs to look out for and target with your skincare routine to keep your skin refreshed and glowing. The most common signs of aging skin include:

  • Sagging/loose skin
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Age spots
  • Dark undereye circles
  • Rough skin texture
  • Visible pores
  • Dullness

An effective anti-aging skincare routine works to minimize the visibility of all the above, helping your skin look and feel younger for longer.

When to Start Your Anti-Aging Skincare Routine

Professionals in the anti-aging skincare industry would advise that it is never too early to start an anti-aging skincare routine.

The first signs of aging skin can occur as early as your twenties, with fine lines starting to creep in around the eyes. As the skin around your eye is much more delicate and thinner than the rest of your face, this is usually where signs of aging begin.

Elastin measures start to decrease during your late twenties, meaning that sagging is more prominent. The rejuvenation of skin cells also starts to decrease at this age, justifying why an anti-aging routine is important.

Anti-Aging Ingredients:

With a never-ending selection of anti-aging skincare products to choose from, how do you know if you’re choosing the right products for you and your skin type?

We are all different, and that goes for our skin too. It’s important to understand what your own skin type is to be able to effectively manage your anti-aging routine so that you get the results you are looking for.

That being said, there are some well-known anti-aging ingredients that can help your skin look young and fresh for longer. Some of our favorites include:

Expert Tip: Although you can start an anti-aging skincare routine from the early age of twenty, it’s important to understand what your individual skin type needs. Young skin can be more sensitive, therefore using less harsh ingredients would be beneficial.

If your skin becomes red, blemished or irritated due to a particular ingredient, stop using this and try something else, eventually you will work out what is best for you.

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Step by Step Anti Aging Routine:

Step 1 – Sun Protection

Sun protection is a crucial step in any anti-aging skincare routine, whatever your age.

The SPF protection helps prevent UV rays from damaging your skin, which can rapidly increase the signs of aging due to a change in the elasticity of your skin.

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Step 2 – Cleanser

Your skin is affected by toxins, pollution and UV rays whilst you go about daily life. It’s important to cleanse effectively to rid your skin barrier of any impurities that your skin may have come across throughout the day. Here are our favorites for cleansing aging skin:

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Step 3 – Toner/Essence Spray

Toner is especially important for those who have irritated or sensitive skin. It helps soothe and refresh the skin while rebalancing its pH levels.

For an anti-aging routine, we recommend the Hyaluronic Acid Essence Spray.

Adding Hyaluronic Acid to your anti-aging skincare routine helps to keep the skin hydrated for longer as the ingredient penetrates deeper into the skin layers to hydrate from below the surface, leaving your skin feeling more hydrated and plumper than before.

Step 4 – Serum

Retinol is a necessary ingredient in any anti-aging skincare routine. Its effective anti-aging properties help to increase the rate of cell turnover, reducing cellular aging.

If you have sensitive skin, Retinol may be too strong for your skin type, so why not try Bakuchiol, our favorite, gentler alternative.

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Step 5 – Moisturizer

Moisturizer is a crucial step in any skincare routine – especially an anti-aging one.

In our opinion, the best moisturizer for aging skin is the Revolution Skincare Vitamin C Moisturizer.

Vitamin C is the perfect starter ingredient when starting your anti-aging skincare routine as it helps to form a protective barrier from the elements and keeps your skin looking glowing, healthy and young.

Applying your anti-aging cream gently, being sure to not to rub and stretch your skin in the process. Instead, pat it into the skin in small circles, being kind to your skin with gentle motions.

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Expert Tip: Other areas of your body that are usually open to the elements, such as neck and hands, can also benefit from some anti-aging TLC. Use hand cream or body moisturizer in these areas to keep your skin feeling soft and smooth, helping to slow down their aging process.

Step 6 – Eye Cream

Many cosmetic scientists would suggest that eye cream is an absolute must-have when starting your anti-aging skincare routine. This is because the skin around your eyes is much more delicate than the rest of your face and is usually the first area to show signs of age.

We recommend the Skincare Vitamin C Brightening Hydro Gel Eye Patches as these will keep your eyes looking bright and healthy. Remember the skin around your eye is fragile, so be gentle when applying.

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