Ok, we’re going to start this month’s blog off with a quick poll. Don’t worry, the question is super easy. Ready? Here we go:
Do you have wrinkles? And yes, we want you to include the fine lines around your eyes and the “laugh lines” framing your smile. If you’re over the age of 25, our guess is most of you said, “Yes.”
Fine lines and wrinkles are a natural part of aging. As a matter of fact, they are the first sign of aging. But don’t fret. We compiled a list of the top 3 ways on how to prevent wrinkles:
That’s right. Both oral and topically medications can have a significant impact on our skin and how it ages. Maybe you’ve out-grown acne medication (if you haven’t started using a retinoid, you should be), or you’re taking a *birth control pill that’s lowering your estrogen levels. It’s essential to reassess your medications with your doctor to determine which ones will work best for you and your skin.
*We have a fantastic list of birth control pills that are safer for your skin that you can discuss with your doctor.
Dry Skin & Exfoliation
Do you find you have dry skin often? Do you exfoliate regularly? This could be the root cause. By scrubbing too often, you may be stripping your skin of the oils it needs to keep you looking younger.
Don’t get us wrong, the benefits of exfoliation are amazing – clears up clogged pores, evens out skin tone, increases cell rejuvenation. But, if you’re exfoliating more than three times a week, it’s time to cut back.
Using the right skincare routine is the final cornerstone to great looking skin. Whatever stage you’re at in life, talk to your skincare professional to determine what products are right for your goals.