Health & Beauty: Defying age

Health & Beauty: Defying age

By RoxyK

Email: roxyk@48hours.co.za

One of the biggest skincare concerns of most women relates to aging. The question most commonly asked is when to start using anti-aging products and the proper routine to follow.

The fact is that every person is different and every skin is unique. You must know your skin type and your concerns so that the product that you buy will target those specific areas to give you optimum results. Another way is to have a skin analysis done by a professional, who will give you personal advice on the areas that require treatment. The average age to start being conscious is around 25 years.

Your homecare skin treatment must include a cleanser, toner and moisturizer that is suitable for your type of skin and thus would keep your skin hydrated and protected. Remember to always include a serum at night and an eye cream, which should be applied before your night moisturizer. Revlon has now introduced an anti-aging range of products that redefines the way you look, while the active ingredients protect, repair and keeps the skin hydrated. This innovative new line of anti-aging includes a combination of copper, alfalfa and cottonseed botanical products, which have proven to:

• Enhance the skin’s natural repair systems to renew the appearance of the skin

• Help reduce the visible effects of environmental skin damage

• Help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and even skin tone

• Promote hydration to smooth skin texture and reduce dryness

• Restore firmness

Reading labels and trying to figure out the substances used in any cream or lotion can be confusing, so the simplest way is to follow a skincare routine that is quick and easy.

Here are a few steps to follow:

Step 1: Cleanse with facial foam to remove dirt, impurities and makeup.

Step 2: Tone – the anti-aging toner purifies, clarifies and refines skin while reducing the appearance of pores and leaves the skin refreshed.

Step 3: Serum – a face serum is applied before your night cream and this helps to prime, plump and hydrate the skin for a smooth, even texture.

Step 4: Moisturise Day – This will hydrate the skin and the SPF will protect against sun damage.

Moisturise Night – The combination of effective ingredients will help repair fine lines and wrinkles while you sleep.

Step 5: Eye cream – this hydrating anti-aging cream smoothes and brightens the delicate eye area while minimizing the appearance of dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles

Aging skin can lead to the formation of dark spots, but the active ingredients found in the Revlon age defying products will help to reduce the early signs of pigmentation. Using the complete range will help renew skin tone, repair and correct past damage done to the skin. If you have never tried the anti-aging range, now is the time to switch to products that will restore your skin’s natural glow.