As you age, your skin begins to lose its ability to produce certain anti-aging compounds. Somewhere between your 3rd and 5th decade of life, you start seeing signs like wrinkles, age spots, sagging skin, and more. This happens because your skin no longer produces collagen as it used to, so it looks tired and aged. 

By using the right skincare routine, you replenish the compounds that your skin has lost. While aging will occur naturally as the years pass, a good skincare routine can delay some of the signs. In this blog, we will talk about skincare to combat aging skin so that you’ll look like your younger self for a little longer.

When to Start Your Anti-Aging Skincare Efforts?

It is never too early to start an anti-aging skincare routine. In fact, many people start using these types of products during their early twenties in order to prevent the appearance of wrinkles. The earlier you start, the more you can postpone the aging process.

With that in mind, it’s never too late to start your anti-aging skincare either. You can begin as early as your 30s or as late as your 50s. While you may not be able to remove decades of age damage, you may at least slow down or slightly reverse some of the signs that you currently experience.

Best Ingredients to Combat Aging Skin

Keeping skin aging at bay is an entire process, which means you will need all the help you can get. Products like the anti-aging regimen set offered by Dr. Ariel Ostad can cover your routine with most of the basic ingredients. Speaking of ingredients, these are some of the main ones that can keep your aging signs under control:

  • Sunblock

Sunblock is by far the most important step to combat aging skin. A product with a solar protection factor is perhaps the most important ingredient to combat aging. Ultraviolet radiation is one of the main factors that cause aging, which is why solar protection can protect your skin. It is important that you use at least SPF30 every day, no matter if it’s summer or winter. If your face cream does not have any SPF, you can use a separate sunscreen as the last step of your routine. When looking for a sunscreen, you should make sure the ingredients include Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide for protection against UVA/UVB rays.

  • Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid (HA) occurs naturally in your body, but as you age, you are no longer able to produce as much as when you were younger. HA can help boost collagen production by plumping the skin, filling in your wrinkles and fine lines. Additionally, hyaluronic acid is a humectant, which means that it attracts moisture, which will help hydrate the skin cells and keep your skin looking plump.

  • Vitamin C and Other Antioxidants

Antioxidants are essential when it comes to anti-aging skincare, which makes Vitamin C a very important ally. Added to your routine, it can help stimulate collagen and brighten up your skin. Whether you are dealing with wrinkles or age spots on your skin, vitamin C can help prevent or even reverse some of the effects. Vitamin E helps prevent wrinkles and provides a more youthful appearance. Ferulic acid can be used to help slow down the aging process and provides protection against harmful UV rays. Polyphenols in green tea helps prevent the aging process.

  • Ceramides

Aside from drawing moisture into your skin, you should also be certain you lock it in place. Ceramides can be very helpful in this case. Plus, ceramides can mimic your own skin’s barrier, protecting it from damage. This will help keep your skin youthful, preventing age spots.

  • Niacinamide

Niacinamide is a versatile ingredient that provides a great option to help target skin concerns such as anti-aging, acne, uneven skin tone and redness. Niacinamide helps diminish the signs of aging, discoloration, and blemishes. This will help improve your skin’s hydration, reduce the appearance of acne, and help slow down the aging process!

  • Retinol

Retinol has many skin-clearing and anti-aging benefits. Retinol increases the thickness and elasticity of your skin, slows the production of melanin, reduces inflammation and prevents clogged pores. Retinol is recommended to be used ONLY at night because it makes your skin sun sensitive. When using a retinol, you should start with the lowest concentration and then build your tolerance up gradually to avoid irritating your skin.

The Bottom Line

Whether you start at an early age or later on in life, a correct anti-aging skincare routine can help prevent or reverse some of the damage. You just need to pick out the right ingredients for your routine. Not sure where to start? Click here for a complimentary skincare evaluation from our nurses!

For more information about treatments to eliminate neck wrinkles, you can contact Dr. Ariel Ostad at 212-517-7900. We would be more than happy to help you with all the information that you need. Fill out our online contact form, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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