by Kristen|April 03, 2014
We all want beautiful, younger-looking skin but sometimes injections, laser treatments and other procedures just aren’t in the budget. Luckily, there are several anti-aging skin care products that can take years off our appearance without breaking the bank. Follow these five easy tips to look younger:
The skin’s natural ability to renew itself slows with age. Regular exfoliation removes dulling skin cells for a more youthful appearance. SkinMedica AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser provides chemical and physical exfoliation to give you a more radiant complexion. Plus, exfoliation helps your anti-aging skin care products penetrate deeper into the skin, making them more effective.
- Apply a vitamin C serum
This powerhouse antioxidant is known for its ability to improve sun damage, reduce inflammation, promote collagen production and strengthen and protect skin. Look for a serum with L-ascorbic acid, which is the most stable form of vitamin C. We like SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic because it includes vitamin E for additional antioxidant benefits.
- Prime your skin
A good makeup primer creates a protective barrier over the skin, sealing in any treatment products you’ve already applied and preventing your cosmetics from looking too cakey. Our favorite is jane iredale Smooth Affair Facial Primer & Brightener. This brightening primer diminishes the appearance of large pores, dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles for flawless makeup application.
- Choose cream over powder
Powder makeup can accentuate fine lines and wrinkles. Instead, opt for creamier formulas that help hydrate skin. glo minerals Luxe Liquid Foundation is a great liquid foundation that uses the light-refracting power of diamonds to minimize fine lines and wrinkles. We also recommend jane iredale Eye Gloss for the eyes and jane iredale In Touch Cream Blush for the cheeks.
- Make an appointment at the salon
Bangs are an easy way to instantly look younger. A fringe will hide any wrinkles on the forehead, creating a more youthful appearance. While you’re in the chair, ask your stylist to give you face-framing layers. This will have a lifting effect while longer layers can have a dragging effect.
What are your tried and true tips to look younger? Share with us in the comments.