Thursday, 13 March 2014

5 things to help your aging skin!

Skincare should be a regular part of your healthy lifestyle...


If you're like me, you probably find it hard to consume your daily recommended servings of fruits and veggies. I even  take a multivitamin every day to ensure I get my fill of nutrients that are essential for good health.

The following product recommendations are healthy supplements for your face — they're chock-full of glow-boosting ingredients that will instantly give you a healthier-looking complexion. 


Most people assume milk is only great for your bones, but did you know that calcium regulates cell turnover by stimulating certain enzymes, giving you plumper skin? Calcium also helps improve skin barrier function, which protects your skin against invading pathogens and locks in moisture. People with dry, fragile skin in particular benefit from calcium-rich skin care products such as Kiehl's Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is a highly effective anti-aging vitamin and is as close to the fountain of youth in a botlle as you can get. Vitamin A comes in forms of over-the-counter retinols and prescription retinoids. Vitamin A is the only topical that's FDA-approved to treat fine lines and wrinkles.

Retinols can be irritating (especially when you first introduce them into your regimen), so start out with a gentler formula, like RoC Retinol Correxion Sensitive Night Cream, which is specifically formulated for those with sensitive skin.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C doesn't just fend off colds, it also stimulates fibroblasts, which help make wrinkle-reducing collagen. Additionally, vitamin C helps fade pesky brown spots.

Be careful though because not all forms of vitamin C are equal. Ensure you check the label because the skin on absorbs
l-ascorbic acid. So when purchasing you skincare product look for I-ascorbic acid.

Vitamin D

This sunshine vitamin has been used in medications for years to treat psoriasis because it helps ease inflammation. Vitamin D can now be found in the skin care aisle. 

To reap the soothing skin care rewards, try Dr. Dennis Gross Active Vitamin D Serum-Oil, infused with other anti-aging ingredients like ferulic acid, retinol, and CO-Q10.


Zinc oxide found in sunblocks is one of the most effective sun protection ingredients on the market. Sunblocks have come a long way since we were kids, you can avoid that white-nosed lifeguard look while still effectively shielding your skin from the sun.

Protect yourself from UV rays by applying EltaMD UV Facial Broad-Spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen, which also doubles as an anti-ager thanks to the hyaluronic acid and vitamin E found in the formula.

...and remember, a healthy lifestyle includes skincare xo

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