As I embark on my 40th trip around the sun, I thought I would share some great tips on how I stay so young looking :) and how you can too! These are just a few of my top tips, but of course you can thank genetics as well.
Don't Skip the Sunscreen - Daylight is the #1 cause of premature skin aging and sunscreen is considered to be one of the best anti-aging products you will ever use. Be sure to use a moisturizer with SPF everyday, even if you aren't leaving your house. Blue light from our phones, computers, TV's, etc are also a cause. Most SPFs now days protect from UVA, UVB and blue light rays. (One of my favorites is the Image Ultimate SPF 50. It has peptides and ads moisture to the skin without feeling too sticky)
Applying a serum underneath your moisturizer to give water-binding properties to deeply hydrate the skin. Serums have a smaller molecular size so they will penetrate the skin deeper, being that one product that can really help to change the skin. (One of my favorites for extra hydration is Image's Ageless Total Pure Hyaluronic Filler which delivers an immediate, noticeable boost of hydration).
Exfoliation, this helps to slough off dead skin cells to help new plump cells get closer to the surface of your skin, helping your skin look plump, glowing and young! As we age our natural exfoliation process slows down, like everything else. Think of babies, how fast they heal and how plump their skin is...well their natural exfoliation is something like every 5 days! Well, as we age that can be upward of 45 days! :( So, to keep the skin at a normal 28 day cycle, it is best to do a gentle at home exfoliation (think enzymes and scrubs) at least once a week. This will also help products penetrate deeper and be more effective without all that dead skin to go through Of course, a professional exfoliation with yours truly will also help to keep that exfoliation level right where it needs to be. (A great at home exfoliation is the Image Ageless Mask, it is a scrub and enzyme together, perfect for that once a week home exfoliation).
Collagen supplements are another great option. I prefer liquid or powder forms as these get into our blood stream faster and help boost that collagen production and make our skin cells stronger. (I love Yana, it is a 45 day supply of liquid collagen, It also acts as a multivitamin and has hyaluronic acid in it as well!).
Lastly, a little poke or prod never hurt. If you aren't into injectables or fillers, that's completely ok! Microneedling is a step way down from that, but still helps to stimulate collagen and elastin in the skin by control wounding the skin. This stimulates our cells to rush to the "wound" and heal itself, leaving your skin plump, glowing and helps products penetrate deeper.
Making these simple changes and adding to your home care regimen will help you stay looking and feeling young! Cheers to getting older, it's only just a number!
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Any questions about skincare products or what's right for your skin feel free to call, text, or email me at 916-520-9310 or MorganMerrillBeauty@gmail.com.
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