Most of our mothers encouraged us to start using anti aging skin care products and anti wrinkle face creams when we were younger. However, one thing Mom didn't mention is that when you're 20, your skin has different needs than it does when you're 50, or older. So the question is no longer "should you use anti aging cream" (obviously, yes), but how should you use anti wrinkle cream and how should you adjust your methodology as you are aging gracefully?
Why to Apply
Why specifically use anti wrinkle skin creams and not just your daily anti aging moisturizer? For one, moisturizing products are typically thinner than creams, which provide extra nourishment and hydration. The moisture allows skin to regenerate and heal itself more easily than it would without the extra help. In addition to wrinkle reduction and prevention, using anti wrinkle face cream helps the skin protect itself from the elements. It also creates a smooth, soft surface and a clear complexion for makeup to be applied to.
When to Apply
To reap the benefits of your anti wrinkle facial cream, you should apply it at least once per day. You can apply it twice per day if you prefer - once in the morning before you apply your makeup, and right before you go to bed after you remove the day's makeup. Ensure you use the products faithfully even if you have no intention of wearing makeup.
How to Apply
If you have a very dry complexion, you may find yourself slathering on your products with the intention of extreme moisturizing, but you should avoid this practice when it comes to anti-wrinkle cream, even if you use non-comedogenic natural beauty products. Using too much of the product can weigh down your skin and clog pores. Besides, you want your anti aging skin cream to absorb fully into your skin upon each application.
Before you apply your products, you should wash and tone your face. When your face is clean and prepped, apply your anti wrinkle skin cream. Use a small amount at first and use more if needed, but make sure you don't apply too much. Once the product is absorbed, you may apply your makeup.
Changes As You Age
It can be difficult to find a skincare regimen that works for you, but when you do, it can be irritating to have to make changes. That's why the only reason you should change your products is if you notice changes in your skin or have a specific concern that needs to be addressed, such as dryness in the winter or facial puffiness in the morning.
As you leave your 20s behind, your primary concerns should be keeping your skin hydrated and preventing (or treating) wrinkles. A great anti wrinkle face cream is the solution to both of these concerns.