Wrinkles and sagging are inevitable for all of us—no matter how powerful our serums are or even with medical treatments. The good news? The manifestation of the signs of aging occurs slowly and steadily if you’re on top of your skincare game. However, if you haven’t been keeping your diet in shape with healthy foods and feeding skin topically with beneficial ingredients, you might be aging faster than you’d like. Here’s how you can tell.
You start noticing more brown spots
One of the more obvious signs of aging is the appearance of brown spots. These sneaky spots are the result of your body overproducing melanin, which happens when your skin has been exposed to too much sun (without taking any preventative measures).
Serums containing plant-based brighteners are part of a dermatologist’s tool kit and are a great way to tackle those dark spots head on. ILUMA Intense Brightening Serum features a botanical blend including licorice extract, mulberry and bearberry extract which help brighten the overall look of your skin. Along with vitamin C, the serum works hard to promote a clear, even-toned complexion.
Of course, this is just half of the equation. To help your skin ward off future sun spots, it’s recommended to use a sunscreen like PREVENTION+ Daily Hydrating Moisturizer SPF 30+ anytime you’re out and about. Mineral-based, the SPF 30 moisturizer is quickly absorbed into the skin for broad-spectrum UVA/UVB coverage without a white cast or residue. Plus, mineral sunscreens don’t clog up the skin so it’s perfect for those with more sensitive skin that tends to irritate easily.
Your skin is dry—even with your regular moisturizer
As a teen, you may have struggled with keeping oily skin at bay. But as skin ages, it produces less and less oil until suddenly the opposite problem is at your door – your skin is too dry! The best way to wrestle this problem head on is by upgrading your moisturizer to one with a little more oomph!
For the driest of skins, there’s VITAL C Hydrating Intense Moisturizer, a highly emollient crème which absorbs quickly to provide instant hydration and comfort. For that extra fighting power, the crème was formulated with a combination of hyaluronic acid and shea butter which work together not only to instantly restore hydration but also to boost your skin’s lipid layer for continual hydration. As you age, the lipids in your skin which are natural moisturizers decrease, so it’s important to use the right fats to replenish your natural store and keep moisture locked in.
Your hands have wrinkles
Hands are often more neglected than the rest of the body even though they’re actually exposed to more sun than other parts. As a result, your hands may be aging a bit faster than your face. Because the skin on your hands are delicate, it tends to thin out, exposing veins and appearing leathery when wrinkles set in.
VITAL C Hydrating Hand and Body Lotion boasts anti-aging ingredients often reserved for the face to bring some tender love and care to your hands. The aim here isn’t just hydration, but working on telltale signs of aging for your whole body. A blend of four potent forms of vitamin C work on kickstarting your body’s natural anti-aging machinery. Grape seed oil, macadamia oil, jojoba oil and shea butter restore the barrier function of skin while infusing the skin with a rush of hydration. The result is softer, stronger skin that not only locks in moisture but also prevents irritants from breaking past your skin barrier.
You have crow’s feet or laugh lines
Sometimes those pesky little crow’s feet or laugh lines appear a bit sooner than you’d like. Unfortunately, these are also the first signs of aging for many people.
As you age, your skin produces less collagen and those wrinkles that appear from laughing too hard slowly begin to stay. Serums were made to combat this! AGELESS Total Anti-Aging Serum is rich in plant-derived stem cells, phytonutrients and vitamin C to reduce the visible effects of aging while also strengthening skin overall. Peptides, along with powerful vitamin C, help promote the appearance of smoothness in collagen-deprived skin. Lastly, a blend of alpha hydroxy acids exfoliates and helps stimulate cell-turnover.