Smart skincare habits are essential for keeping your complexion youthful and ageless – and the tips below will help you do exactly that. Keep in mind that it’s not about fighting the passage of time, but about embracing it with grace and poise so you can continue to look and feel as good as you always have.
1. Cleanse with Care
Choose a gentle cleanser packed with anti-aging nutrients so you’re feeding your complexion rather than depleting it of moisture (as some harsh cleansers can do). To give your skin a clean slate, day or night, wash your face with Olay Regenerist Cleansing Whip Facial Cleanser, which removes dirt, oil and daily buildup from your face and leaves skin feeling light as air.
2. Incorporate the Miracle Workers
If you don’t use a serum yet, now is the time to start. Serums contain effective skin-boosting ingredients in a more concentrated and absorbable formula. A serum like Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Serum is specially designed to regenerate surface cells and deliver anti-aging ingredients 10 layers deep into the skin’s surface, instantly helping to diminish the look of wrinkles.
Follow up with a daily moisturizer with SPF to help protect your skin against sun damage. We love light-as-air Olay Regenerist Whips SPF 25 – it transforms from cream to liquid on contact for fast absorption and a breathable feel. No stickiness or greasiness here!
3. Adjust Your Makeup
You may be tempted to increase the amount of makeup you use to cover up wrinkles or blemishes, but caked-on or powdery foundation is actually less flattering because it settles into fine lines and wrinkles, making them more noticeable. Instead, use makeup to increase hydration and create a natural glow. Use a tinted moisturizer to even out your skin tone while adding a dewy radiance.
4. Brighten up Your Look
Rather than focusing on heavy eye makeup, opt for a flattering pop of blush or bronzer on the apples of your cheeks and sides of your forehead to make your look more vibrant. Address dark shadows with a yellow-toned under-eye concealer, and keep your eyebrows groomed and shaped – this will help lift your whole face, making you look and feel more awake.
5. Focus on Fats
Eating a healthy diet can help your skin look its radiant best. This means avoiding unhealthy trans fats – found in baked goods and fried and processed foods – which can cause your skin to look dull. At the same time, increase your intake of healthy fats to keep your skin supple and reduce inflammation and blemishes. Finally, make sure you add foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, like flaxseed, walnuts, salmon, avocado and dark green leafy vegetables, to your daily menu.
6. Get Enough Rest
Making time for quality sleep – seven to nine hours each night – can do wonders for your skin. While you’re sleeping, your skin makes new collagen, which can help prevent sagging and wrinkles. With the right amount of sleep, your eyes will also look less puffy, especially if you elevate your head with an extra pillow while you snooze.