You might find yourself entirely unfamiliar with the term “well-aging,” as you’ll often see the term “antiaging” instead.
However, in recent years, many women in the skin-care community have adopted the term “well-aging.”
We cannot deny or avoid the fact that we age, so we shouldn’t see it as a battle but rather as a collaboration.
Grow gracefully; this is how to create a well-aging skin-care routine.
One of the most well-known aspects of graceful aging is using preventative care.
That means you should apply sunscreen every day, whether you’re staying indoors or going outside.
Moreover, you must make sure to reapply your sunscreen every two hours, especially if you’re outside, as it degrades quite quickly.This reapplication might feel like overkill; however, over 50 percent of harmful UVA rays easily penetrate through windows. UVA rays significantly contribute to premature aging and increase your risk of skin cancer.
Lack of hydration and moisturization can cause your skin to look dull.
As such, keeping your skin as moisturized as possible is essential, especially if you use topicals that can make your skin dry, such as retinol.
One of the best ways to keep your skin hydrated is to use natural oils, which offer many benefits for your skin.
For example, sea buckthorn berry oil—which you can even create at home—contains nutrients and antioxidants that soothe and nourish your skin to give it a glowing look.Moreover, if you struggle with dryness, you might want to double-check your diet and surroundings.
It’s possible that you’re not drinking enough water or that the air is too dry. Consider purchasing a humidifier to put some hydration back into your space—your skin will thank you.
How you apply your skin-care products is important. Make sure to apply any product gently and in smooth, upward motions.
Pushing the skin upward in smooth motions doesn’t pull or tug on the skin. Moreover, gently patting your face dry with a plush microfiber face towel is also a good idea, as it’s not as abrasive on the skin.
In order to age well, you must also sleep well; this is an important part of creating a well-aging skin-care routine.
Try to aim for around eight hours of sleep a night—this might seem difficult, but it’s not impossible.
What’s more, those eight hours benefit not only your skin but also your body and mind. No product in the world can rival a good night’s sleep.
As our skin ages, it becomes more difficult for our body to replenish itself as easily and quickly.
That means dead skin cells can stay stuck on our faces, which creates a faded appearance on our skin.
As such, giving your skin some help in sloughing off those dead cells is a good idea. You can do so with chemical or physical exfoliants.
No matter what type of exfoliant you choose, keep in mind that it will make your skin quite sensitive, so keep away from the sun and other intensive products during that time.