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Wrinkles are a fact of life. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t steps you can take to minimize their appearance and maintain a youthful-looking complexion. It’s all about finding the best anti-aging products to suit your skin’s individual needs. But where should you start? While a basic facial cleanser, moisturizer, and broad-spectrum sunscreen are needed at any age, there are specific anti-aging products you can add to your beauty regimen if you have signs of aging you’d like to address. Here, we’ve rounded up five anti-aging products to add to your skin care routine to help you keep that youthful glow at any age. Antioxidant Serum Antioxidant serums formulated with ingredients like vitamin C can help protect your skin from free radical damage, which can lead to visible signs of aging like wrinkles. An antioxidant serum is a perfect morning anti-aging product, as it can help protect your complexion from the outdoor elements. Apply it after cleansing, before putting on your moisturizer. Retinol Night Cream When it comes to anti-aging products, retinol is the gold standard in ingredients. Retinol is a derivative of vitamin A, and it works by speeding up surface cell turnover, making way for newer, younger skin. In addition to being one of the most popular anti-aging skin care ingredients, retinol is also commonly used to address acne—that’s because it unclogs pores. You can find retinol in a variety of anti-aging products, including nigh cream. Start out by only using your retinol night cream every other day to see how your skin responds before working your way up to nightly use. Retinol can increase skin’s sensitivity to sun, so be diligent with your sun protection in the A.M. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher in the morning as directed. Take additional sun protection measures like wearing a hat and sunglasses, too. Glycolic Acid Exfoliator Exfoliating aging skin is a must to help keep your complexion looking even and youthful. When choosing an exfoliator, look for a chemical option, one that is formulated with glycolic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid. Glycolic acid works by chemically breaking down dulling dead skin cell buildup from the surface of your skin, revealing more radiant and even-toned skin. Just keep in mind that like retinol, glycolic acid can make you more sun-sensitive, so applying broad-spectrum sunscreen in the morning is key. You don’t have to exfoliate every night—once or twice a week is just right. But to help maintain your skin’s radiance in between exfoliating sessions, use a Mia 2 facial cleansing brush with a Radiance Cleansing Brush Head. It gently cleanses away dullness for softer, smoother, and more radiant-looking skin. Dark Spot Corrector Besides wrinkles, dark spots are another visible sign of aging that can appear on your skin. If you have dark spots, look for a dark spot corrector that can help fade their appearance. While there’s nothing you can do to completely get rid of their appearance, you can diminish their look with a dark spot corrector, which usually comes in the form of a serum that can be used day and night. Facial Cleansing Brush One of the best steps you can take in an anti-aging routine is using an anti-aging facial cleansing brush, like a Clarisonic Smart Profile Uplift. This brush targets 15 signs of aging on the face, neck, and décolleté. It offers a micro-firming face massage that lifts, tones, and relaxes, as well as skin-changing sonic cleansing for face and body. Additionally, using this brush helps boost the absorption of your anti-aging products, so make sure to use it with the anti-aging products we mentioned above! You can even use the Turbo button on the device for long-wearing makeup removal.
Start Wearing Sunscreen SPF 30 or Higher Every Day Wear a broad spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or higher every day. Even if it’s cloudy. Sun damage is the number one cause of skin aging. Telltale signs of sun damage include skin discolorations (aka dark spots), fine lines, wrinkles, and rough skin texture—all of the signs we also associate with aging skin Don’t Sleep in Your Makeup Give your skin a break by washing away your makeup and all the environmental stressors your skin has been exposed to during the day. Washing off all your makeup before bed also gives you the opportunity to apply anti-aging treatment products to perfectly cleansed skin for maximum absorption and maximum benefit. Develop a Daily Anti-Aging Skincare Routine • Research the best skincare products for aging skin to find ones that are high-quality. Also, select products that are formulated for your skin type. For example, if you have oily skin, don’t choose a rich moisturizing cream. • Start simply with facial cleansing and moisturizing in the morning and evening. Make sure your daytime moisturizer contains SPF 30 or higher. • Depending on your skin’s specific needs, add in non-astringent toning, non-abrasive exfoliation and serum/treatment steps to round out your anti-aging skincare regimen. Lead a Healthy Lifestyle Finally, the best anti-aging skincare includes caring for yourself as a whole, so remember to: • Take care of your body - eat a healthy diet, stay hydrated, exercise regularly, set a regular sleep schedule, and don’t smoke. • Take care of your mind - spend time with loved ones and practice stress reduction and relaxation techniques.
The best anti-aging skincare regimen starts with strengthening and protecting your skin to help it function at its very best regardless of your age. The following steps should form the foundation of your anti-aging skincare regimen. Use these as a starting point and then add and adjust to fit to your specific skin type and anti-aging concerns. 1. Use Broad Spectrum Sunscreen With SPF 30 Or Higher Every Day Although it’s generally not the first step in an anti-aging skincare routine, wearing sunscreen every day, rain or shine, is absolutely the most important step. That’s why we’re putting it first on our list. The sun’s rays, even when you can’t see them, are the number one cause of skin aging (i.e., brown spots and discolorations, and fine lines and wrinkles). So it’s vital that your anti-aging skincare routine include daily use of a broad spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or higher. Otherwise, all your other anti-aging skincare efforts will not produce the results you want. 2. Wash Your Face Twice Daily Cleanse your face twice per day with a gentle face wash formulated for your specific skin type (i.e., oily, dry, or combination). Be sure to remove your makeup before you go to bed! Leaving your makeup on overnight can clog pores leading to breakouts, blackheads, and skin inflammation. Plus, during the day, your skin is exposed to dirt, sweat, oil and environmental pollutants, all of which can cause your skin stress so wash it away before bed to give your skin rest. Bonus reason: perfectly cleansed skin will help your anti-aging treatment products absorb better. 3. Consider Using Toner With Anti-Aging Ingredients Although it’s not an imperative, you may find you want to restore balance to your skin post-cleanse with a gentle facial toner. Look for a toner that contains ingredients known to soothe skin and be beneficial for anti-aging such as antioxidants, ceramides or hyaluronic acid. The idea here is to restore and boost your skin’s natural barrier, so avoid astringent and/or alcohol based toners that can strip your skin and cause irritation. 4. Exfoliate Regularly with Either a Chemical or Physical Exfoliant Aging skin does not shed skin cells as quickly as younger skin. Regular exfoliation helps correct this process and reveals smoother, more radiant younger-looking skin. Chemical exfoliant treatments such as alpha hydroxyl acids (AHAs) or Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA or salicylic acid) help to gently slough away rough, dead skin cells and unclog pores. Physical exfoliants, such as jojoba beads, physically clear away dead skin cells on the surface of skin. If you use a physical exfoliant, beware of harsh, abrasive face scrubs that can tear at your skin and cause damage. 5. Treat Your Skin With An Anti-Aging Serum or Moisturizer Follow the exfoliation step with a facial serum or moisturizer formulated with ingredients geared to your specific anti-aging concerns. For example, you may want to try a vitamin C serum for firmness and discolorations or a moisturizer that contains retinol for fine lines and wrinkles. If you choose a serum, be sure to follow it with a sunscreen during the day. If you are opting for a moisturizer during the day, make sure it contains SPF 30 or higher. Should You Explore Next-Level Anti-Aging Skincare Products and Cosmetic Procedures? That decision is totally up to you. Depending on the specific anti-aging concern you want to address, there are numerous anti-aging innovations, treatments, and procedures out there to explore. But whatever you choose to do, use the above steps as the basis of your best anti-aging skin-care regimen. They will go a long way to maintaining and protecting your skin, helping it to look healthy and radiant for years to come.
Wrinkles and fine lines are the usual suspects when talking about the signs of aging skin, but another bothersome side effect of time is sagging skin. As elastin fibers diminish, skin can begin to sag and lose the firmness that it once had. Thankfully, there are anti-aging products that work to firm the appearance of sagging skin—and one such anti-aging device just so happens to deliver a relaxing massage as well. What Causes Sagging Skin? Sagging skin is primarily caused by a loss of collagen over time. Collagen levels in the skin can be depleted naturally because of age or due to external factors like UV rays and pollution. Another factor that can cause sagging skin is dramatic weight loss. Skin is stretched and then loses that elasticity as volume decreases. How to Firm the Appearance of Skin Whether you’ve lost a significant amount of weight that has left you with loose skin or the aging process has you wanting to rejuvenate your skin and reduce sagging, we have an anti-aging treatment that works to help you firm your skin. What’s more? This anti-aging device will make you feel like you’re visiting a luxury spa…every.single.day. What You’ll Need: • Clarisonic Smart Profile Uplift • Your favorite facial cream, serum or oil Where It Targets: The Clarisonic Smart Profile Uplift device targets signs of aging on the face, neck and décolleté. Unfortunately, due to gravity and the natural depletion of collagen and elasticity, these three areas of the body are some of the first to show signs of aging with wrinkles and sagging skin. With the use of the Smart Profile Uplift device you are able to firm and tighten loose skin that often neglected with typical skincare routines. What’s more, the Smart Profile Uplift can be used areas of the skin that other devices—like microcurrent technologies—cannot. How to Use the Smart Profile Uplift to Firm Sagging Skin On clean skin, apply your cream, serum or facial oil to your face, neck and décolleté. Using the Firming Massage Head of the Clarisonic Smart Profile Uplift, massage the face, neck and décolleté area for three minutes while you sit back and relax. For best results, massage the Clarisonic in an upwards motion on your neck and décolleté. Using the massage head after applying your serum will help to boost the absorption of the product and ultimately leaving you with better results. Tip: When short on time, focus on the areas of your concern such as neck and jawline for as little as one minute. For the best, most effective results, this anti-aging treatment should be used 1 – 2 times daily. After 12 weeks of use, skin will be noticeably firmer, tightened, and lifted. The best part? Incorporating this three minute massage into your current anti-aging skincare routine is not only relaxing but super convenient as it can be done whether you’re binge watching your favorite TV show with a glass of Pinot or up late working – your choice. Watch Real Women’s Reactions to Using This Anti-Aging Device:
Pore size is a common skincare complaint—ranking up there with acne and the first signs of aging—but it’s not something you have to live with. While you can’t get rid of enlarged pores entirely, you can take steps to reduce the appearance of your pores to make them look smaller. 1. Keep your skin clean One of the easiest ways to get smaller-looking pores is keeping your skin clean. Excess oil can cause pores to look larger than they actually are, so keeping your skin free of impurities will go a long way in getting your enlarged pores to look smaller. Morning and night, wash your face with a cleanser formulated for your skin type. 2. Moisturize When your skin is dehydrated it can cause your pores to appear larger than they actually are. To combat this be sure to moisturize your skin immediately after cleansing. This step can help to plump the appearance of your skin, making pores look less noticeable. 3. Exfoliate If you don’t already, it’s time to add exfoliation to your skincare routine. Clogged pores naturally appear enlarged and exfoliation is a great way to decongest them as it helps to remove dead skin cells buildup and impurities. Try an exfoliating cleanser, formulated to help make enlarged pores appear smaller, like Clarisonic Pore and Blemish Gel Cleanser. This deep facial cleanser, formulated with 2% salicylic acid, helps to reduce the appearance of pores without over-drying the skin 4. Use a facial cleansing brush To create the illusion of smaller pores, use a Clarisonic facial cleansing brush along with Clarisonic Deep Pore Brush Head every night . This brush head is specially designed to help flush out dirt and debris from the day to help make pores appear smaller since they are less likely to become congested and enlarged. 5. Try a toner If you have enlarged pores, toning is an essential step in your skincare routine that you may be missing. Toners follow cleansers in your regimen and help to ensure that any excess dirt, oil and leftover cleanser is removed before you move on to the next step in your routine. What’s more? Some toners can even temporarily tighten the look of pores, to truly help them appear smaller. 6. Use a weekly face mask Face masks are an excellent addition to your skincare routine if you want your pores to appear smaller. Look for clay masks formulated with charcoal which can help to attract impurities clogging your pores like a magnet. 7. Up the anti-aging ante Enlarged-looking pores can often be a side effect of getting older, so anti-aging skincare products are key if you want them to appear smaller. Products formulated with anti-aging ingredients like retinol or antioxidant vitamin C are known to help reduce the appearance of pores, leaving you with a younger-looking complexion. 8. Protect skin from the sun Another cause of enlarged-looking pores? Sun damage. Wearing broad-spectrum SPF is necessary to protect your skin from the harsh and skin-aging effects of UV rays. Daily, after cleansing, reach for a moisturizer formulated with SPF 30 or more.
Mother’s Day is right around the corner—and it can be difficult to pick something out that you can be sure your mom will actually enjoy using. So, we’re helping to take the guesswork out of shopping this year with our top Mother’s Day gift ideas. Everything Engraved Personalize your Mother’s Day gift by having a Clarisonic facial brush engraved with a special message. Pick a facial brush (like the Mia 2 or Smart Profile Uplift), then choose your font, style, and emoji and create your custom Mother’s Day message. Other great items you can have engraved for Mother’s Day are a coffee mug, pillow, and necklace. Make a gift basket of a few engraved items and watch as Mom smiles as she opens your thoughtful present. Anti-Aging Skincare Favorites Mom does a lot for you, but because she’s so busy looking after everyone else, she rarely has time for herself. Give her an all-in-one gift that’s multifunctional, like a Smart Profile Uplit facial cleansing brush. This device offers a skin-revitalizing cleanse plus firming massage that improves the appearance of 15 signs of aging on the face, neck, and décolleté. It also helps to boost the absorption of anti-aging products, so pair the brush with an anti-aging moisturizer this Mother’s Day. Gym Bag Essentials Does your mom love hitting the gym? Gift her with a cute new gym bag and fill it with the essentials—a Mia Fit, travel-size cleanser, lightweight moisturizer, monogrammed gym towel, hair ties, and a reusable water bottle. Throw in a gift card to her favorite fitness studio and you’re all set with the perfect Mother’s Day gift for the exercise enthusiast. At-Home Spa Day Bring the spa home to Mom with a variety of relaxing products. Gift her a calming face mask, lavender spray, candles, and Smart Turbo Massage Body Brush Head (which can be used on Smart Profile devices) so she can give herself an amazing neck and shoulder massage while cleansing. Finish by creating a playlist of spa-like music so Mom can find her Zen at home. Pretty in Pink Put together a girly gift for Mom with all her favorites—in pink! A summer blouse, a watch, nail polish, the pink possibilities are virtually endless.