Although the ever-elusive “Fountain of Youth” might not be in our grasp, at L’Arte Della Bellezza, we’ve got some tricks and tools that are sure fire “next best things.”
The thought of aging can be alarming for many women. Everyone wants to age gracefully, but caring for maturing skin is a learned exercise. As we age, estrogen levels begin to drop and we experience a slowdown in oil and skin-cell renewal. The result: skin that lacks elasticity and looks dull. We may begin to notice fine lines, brown spots, and rough patches. As we age, we need to modify our beauty regimen and reassess our lifestyle choices.
Get Your Glow Back
A dull complexion with signs of hyperpigmentation (uneven skin tone) might suggest to the world that you’re tired or older than your years. Get your youthful glow back with products that contain antioxidants, like the Obagi C-Clarifying Serum. Antioxidants help prevent free-radical damage (what ages skin), and also help keep it tone, bright and even. Using sunscreen and applying eye cream and a great moisturizer (or face serum) daily can also go a long way toward counteracting dull, sagging skin.
Combat Mid-Life Moisture Loss
Estrogen stimulates oil production, so when estrogen levels decline, your skin may become drier, more wrinkled and lose elasticity. One way to help prevent moisture loss is to drink lots of water and eat healthy foods rich in nutrients like omega-3 oils and unsaturated fats. They’re known to strengthen the skin’s tissue, which helps to promote a healthy complexion. As we’ve said before, clear and healthy skin starts from within. You should also use a day and nighttime moisturizer that has both collagen and elastin, as these two ingredients help keep skin tight, smooth and supple.
Relax and Recuperate
Unchecked Tension = Wrinkles. Did you know? When you’re under pressure, your body increases the production of cortisol, a hormone known to damage collagen and elastin, and decrease the skin’s ability to repair itself (Yikes!). A stressful lifestyle can cause skin to age faster than it should. Get stress under control with exercise. Learn about the many beauty benefits of working out, here.
Invest in a Good Beauty Regimen
The key to a quality skincare product is its potency, so ask a skin care expert who can address your concerns and educate you on the best product for your specific needs. For faster results, you might consider Botox and/or dermal fillers that can plump up wrinkles and areas that show signs again and/or a loss of elasticity.