Anti Aging skincare has evolved.  The K Beauty industry has emerged out of South Korea and it has changed the way women all around the world look after their skin. If you are new to K beauty or have never heard about it, common skincare ingredients are snail mucin, bee venom, salmon oil and pearl, as well as herbs, fruit, and vegetable extracts.  Snail mucin, the slimy liquid from snails is surprisingly good for our skin!

France was once considered the global beauty leader, but South Korea has now taken over that position.  With the rise of Gangham style, and K Pop stars with perfect, flawless skin, it has not been hard convincing women to try K Beauty products.

At it is core K Beauty is all about good health, hydrated skin, and bright, glowing skin.

Just about every woman knows the basics when it comes to looking after their skin.

  • Cleanse
  • Moisturise
  • Use sunscreen
  • Be gentle on your skin

After forty, and especially fifty, your skin will need a little more TLC than that to look good.

Menopause and hormonal changes can have a negative effect on your skin.  Woman with skin that was once even toned and smooth, will become red and irritated once their hormone levels change.

Hormone changes can cause skin to suddenly become saggy.  Jowls become prominent and lines become etched into the face.

If you have noticed negative changes in your skin condition, it is unlikely that your skin will go back to how it once was, unless you put more care into your skincare routine.

Simply, you need to put more effort in after forty.

HOW TO GET FLAWLESS SKIN AFTER 40, 50 AND BEYOND

Hydration is an absolute must for glowing skin.  Dehydrated skin makes you look older and worn out.

Drinking a good amount of water daily, will help.

Exfoliation is also key.

Exfoliating removes dead skin from the surface layer of the skin.

Dead skin cells build up over time and makes skin look old, dry, and rough.

As we age skin cell turnover slows down. In babies the skin cell turnover takes around 14 days. In teenagers it takes about three to four weeks. During your thirties it takes about 30 days.   But after 40, and especially after 50 it can take 45 to 90 days.

Exfoliation promotes skin cell turnover.  It is the helping hand your skin needs.  Exfoliating twice a week will help your skin stay hydrated and smooth, which will make it look younger.

Use Anti Aging skincare with effective anti aging ingredients

If you truly want to improve the look and feel of your skin you need to use products that have the right ingredients that help aging skin.

The best anti aging skincare ingredients are:

HYALURONIC ACID, ALSO KNOWN AS HYALURONATE SODIUM.

Hyaluronic Acid, occurs naturally in the body. It acts like a sponge as it can draw in 1,000 times it is weight in water.  The fact that it draws in water means that you need to stay hydrated internally, and that’s why drinking water everyday is important. The combination of drinking water daily and using Hyaluronic Acid will help to plump your skin.

Hyaluronic Acid is excellent in creams and serums, and especially effective when used with a treatment such as derma rolling, which can be done at home.

NIACINAMIDE

Niacinamide is a type of vitamin B3, and it helps calm inflamed skin.  Whether you suffer with rosacea, redness, or irritation, Niacinamide is great as it is suited to just about all skin types.

It also good to reduce pigmentation and helps to brighten skin.

RETINOL

Retinol, a type of vitamin A, increases the rate of skin cell turn over.  It is included in skin care products in various forms;

Retinyl Palmitate is the lowest strength Retinoid.

Retinol is the most tolerable and next strongest.

Retinaldehyde is stronger than Retinol and formulated to treat acne.

Tretinoin or Tazarotene, are stronger still and are prescribed by a Dermatologist, they work faster but can also be highly irritating.

If you want to improve your skin, start with Retinyl Palmitate or a Retinol based skincare product. Include them in your skin care routine for at least 6 months if no irritation occurs.

Retinol is not a quick fix, but it is highly effective in the long run.

VITAMIN C

Vitamin C is also a great anti aging ingredient.  It helps to fade sun spots and reduce excess pigmentation in the skin, creating a more even tone.

It is also an antioxidant, which helps neutralize the damage free radicals can cause.  Free radicals break down collagen in our skin which contributes to wrinkles, fine lines, and saggy skin.

Vitamin C can cause sensitivity and lead to irritation, in some people.  If your skin tolerates it, it is a good product to use long term.

WHAT TO EXPECT USING active ANTI AGING INGREDIENTS

You can expect improvements in skin tone, texture, and laxity.  But results take time; the key is to be consistent and patient.

Also be prepared to test a few different products to find what works best for your skin.  You may find that some products are too strong, you may be allergic to some ingredients or some products may not be strong enough.

You will need to work out which Vitamin C or Retinol works for you.  Of course, the strength of Retinol will depend upon your skin condition.  If your skin has no serious issue, you can use Retinyl Palmitate or Retinol.

Hyaluronic Acid is tolerated well and is a MUST HAVE ingredient for aging skin.

You can apply Hyaluronic Acid in a cream, or a serum and use with a Dr Pen or Dermaroller at home.

Remember it may take 45 – 90 days to see better skin, as you need to wait for new skin cells to emerge as the dead skin cells are shed. Think long term, rather than quick fix.

By using products with active anti aging ingredients and following a good skin care routine you can subtly turn back the clock and get flawless skin that you will love.

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