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Article: Anti-Aging Skincare: Preventative vs. Corrective

Anti-Aging Skincare: Preventative vs. Corrective
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Anti-Aging Skincare: Preventative vs. Corrective

As we age, skin is bound to do the same. Signs of aging skin include fine lines and wrinkles, uneven tone, dark spots, dryness, loss of firmness, and dullness. Each of these visible signs of aging skin are influenced not only by the passing of time, but also environmental and lifestyle factors.

While we can’t keep the years from coming and going, we can do something about those environmental and lifestyle factors. Whether you’re looking to prevent signs of premature aging or restore the look of skin’s luster, the right anti-aging skincare and preventative skincare routines will support your very best skin at every age.

What Causes Aging Skin?
When we say that premature signs of aging skin stem from lifestyle and environmental factors, what does that mean? These factors include sun exposure, pollution, and gravity, as well as daily habits such as facial movements and lack of sleep. Emotions like stress can also impact our skin. Some of these are more or less within our ability to manage. Learn more about the skin & stress from our podcast.

Sun exposure is the greatest culprit of premature signs of aging. Harmful UV rays can cause uneven tone and texture as well as fine lines and wrinkles. It’s essential to wear sunscreen no matter the weather, time of year, or your age. Our recommendation: Beyond SPF UV Defense Masque with SPF 30. This mineral-based sunscreen has a lightweight feel and sheer finish plus hydrating benefits and antioxidants—perfect for everyday protection. Learn more about SPF and skincare here.

What is Preventative Anti-Aging Skincare?
Preventative solutions for aging skin are designed to address environmental and lifestyle factors that are more within our control. Preventative skincare is all about protection and prevention. We can’t totally avoid sun exposure, but we can wear daily SPF. Pollutants will find their way onto skin’s surface, but we can give skin a twice-daily cleanse. Gravity is a scientific law, but science-backed skincare formulas can help promote the feel of firmness and elasticity.

These are just some of the ways we can protect skin from external factors that can accelerate signs of aging. Plus, taking care of your skin before any visible signs appear will help your complexion age its beautiful best.

Ways to Reduce Signs of Premature Aging
To stave off signs of aging skin, adopt a daily skincare routine that addresses your skin’s unique needs and promotes preventative anti-aging benefits. Be sure to cleanse, hydrate, and protect skin, as well as target any more-specific skin concerns. This anti-aging regimen is a good place to start:

Step 1: Double Cleanse
Give skin a two-step cleanse morning and night to wash away excess dirt, oil, and impurities. Our Detox Cleansing Duo features an oil-based cleanser to break down surface debris, followed by a cleansing bar to rinse it all away. Skin is left refreshed and prepped to absorb the next steps in your ritual.

Step 2: Serum
Skin serums tend to have the highest concentration of active ingredients to affect skin’s look and feel. Timeless Skin Serum features our Peptide Complex, a blend of two tripeptides to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while improving the feel of skin’s tone and elasticity.

Step 3: Moisturize
Keeping skin hydrated supports the feel of skin elasticity and suppleness. Proper hydration can also help keep the look of fine lines and wrinkles at bay. Choose a moisturizer formulated for your skin type, such as Mattifying Gel Moisturizer for normal to oily skin and Phelityl Cream for skin in need of intensive hydration.

Step 4: Sun Protection
Apply daily SPF, like our Beyond SPF UV Defense Masque. Reapply every two hours for optimal protection from harmful UV and blue light rays.

Pro Tip: Don’t neglect other lifestyle choices. Get enough sleep, exercise regularly, avoid intense sun exposure, and keep stress in check through outlets like journaling or mindful meditation.

What is Corrective Anti-Aging Skincare?
Corrective skincare solutions are designed to target signs of aging that are already visible. Loss of skin firmness and elasticity, skin dullness and dryness, fine lines and wrinkles—these can be addressed with more-advanced treatments formulated with potent anti-aging ingredients, like peptides and retinoids.

Ways to Reduce Existing Signs of Aging
To address existing signs of aging skin, choose an anti-aging skincare ritual that works to repair and restore skin’s look and feel. Our Phormula 3-10 Collection is our most-advanced anti-aging line of skincare. Phormula 3-10 products feature Epigene-6™, our proprietary complex that addresses the six key signs of aging skin: skin firmness, elasticity, hydration, tone, texture, and fine lines & wrinkles.

Our Phormula 3-10 Essence Lotion, Serum Concentrate, Eye Intensive, and Skin Repair anti-aging cream seek to promote skin health by tapping into the science of Epigenetics. Learn more about Epigenetics and Epigene-6™ here. Together, our Phormula 3-10 ritual revives the look of dull, lackluster skin, leaving it feeling soft, supple, and smooth.

After applying an anti-aging ritual, it’s essential to also apply SPF. Our Beyond SPF UV Defense Masque with SPF 30 protects skin from harmful UV rays and damage caused by blue light and other pollutants. As the name suggests, the formula also goes beyond SPF to support overall skin wellness, delivering hydration and antioxidants and helping strengthen the moisture barrier.

Whatever your age, start now to see a difference in your skin. Explore all of our anti-aging and preventative skincare favorites.

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