Among many skincare options on the market, anti-aging products take up a big part. While they’re all interesting, it can sometimes get hard to understand what each product does. We’re bringing you an answer to all of your questions regarding the anti-aging facial so you can learn how to make it at home and feel even better in your skin.
To start, it’s important to note that there are no anti-aging products on the market. Aging is a natural process that cannot be stopped and no product can make your aging signs miraculously disappear. Their main goal is to minimize the appearance of fine lines and improve the elasticity and glow of your skin. Instead of using anti-aging in your vocabulary, try focusing on healthy aging, both from the inside and outside.
What is an anti-aging facial?
An anti-aging facial is the name of a skincare procedure that aims to restore the elasticity of the skin and nourish it from the outside. It can be performed by an esthetician with professional-grade products, or you can do it at home with products you can find in your local drugstore.
Anti-aging facials are targeting the most common signs of aging—fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and lack of natural glow.
Its main purpose is to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and give your skin a healthy glow. They range from vitamin-based facials that reduce dark spots, to hyaluronic and retinol-based ones that exfoliate and hydrate your skin.
What are the benefits of an anti-aging facial?
The main benefit is the healthier appearance of your skin. While facial itself cannot remove your wrinkles, it can provide your skin with hydrating agents that restore the natural collagen in your skin, making it plumper.
Anti-aging facials make fine lines less visible, reduce hyperpigmentation, and give your skin that nice, healthy glow.
The procedures range from topical treatments such as face masks to exfoliants that remove dead skin cells and massage. One of the easiest ways you can work on the youthful appearance of your skin is by doing facial yoga exercises.
Just like any other muscle, the muscles in your face can lose their volume over time, which is why this type of exercise is a great choice for a natural facelift.
How to do an anti-aging facial at home?
Having an anti-aging facial at home is easy and takes just 10 minutes a day. It typically consists of 6 steps.
An anti-aging facial always starts with a moisturizing cleanser that will remove all the makeup, oils, and impurities from your skin. Choose a moisturizing one that doesn’t dry out the skin to prevent skin dehydration.
Exfoliation is one of the most important steps of any facial, but especially an anti-aging one. By exfoliating, you’re removing dead skin cells and promoting skin cell turnover that pushes the newer cells to the upper layers of the skin. This makes the skin appear glowy, fresh, and plump!
The main function of the toner is to restore the natural ph balance of the skin that was disrupted by using the cleanser and exfoliation. This gives your skin more hydration and helps other products penetrate deeper into the skin layers.
4. Applying a serum
Serum is a potent product that targets specific skin concerns you may have. Whether your main concern is fine lines, dark spots, or dullness, a serum is a way to go! Choose from a vitamin-based one, such as vitamin C serum to reduce dark spots, or a hyaluronic acid-based one that will hydrate your skin and give it more plumpness!
5. Applying a moisturizer
Moisturizer is responsible for providing your skin with 24h moisturizing agents that help it stay healthy throughout the day. Choose one specifically formulated for mature skin as it has helpful ingredients that aid the anti-aging facial.
6. Oil massage
Did you know that facial massage promotes the production of collagen? Taking just a few drops of your favorite face oil and doing face yoga exercises can make a big change and completely rejuvenate your skin!
An anti-aging facial is a procedure that aims to reduce the signs of aging, minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and restore the healthy elasticity and glow of the skin. It can be performed by an esthetician or at home using drugstore products. By taking just 10 minutes each night to do these simple 6 steps, you can rejuvenate your skin and see a big change in weeks!
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