Keeping your skin youthful and wrinkle-free can feel like a full-time job. Thankfully, a great skincare routine is an easy solution that can work wonders with minimal effort. The right combination of products and ingredients can smooth out wrinkles, fade pigmentation and firm up the skin. Today, we’re going to discover the ultimate anti-aging routine for day time. Protection and prevention are the key words when it comes to a daytime skincare routine, but there are also products that can boost your anti-aging efforts while protecting your skin when the sun is up. Follow this easy daytime routine for visibly younger-looking skin.
Step 1: Cleanser. Your skin may not feel dirty when you wake up in the morning, but a gentle cleanse will wash off any oil, dust or leftover products from the night, and prepare your skin for your daytime products and makeup. Over-drying your skin can cause it to produce more oil and lead to shiny patches during the day, so opt for a gentle cleanser like Exuviance Age Reverse Bio-Activ Wash. This gently exfoliating cleanser will stimulate cell turnover for a fresh complexion, while soothing and hydrating your skin.
Step 2: Serum. The lightweight texture of serums makes them perfect for layering under your makeup during the day. Try an antioxidant rich serum that will protect against damage caused by ultraviolet rays and free radicals. SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic serum contains pure Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Ferulic acid to brighten the complexion while maximizing collagen production and protecting against environmental damage.
Step 3: Eye Cream. The skin around the eyes is thinner than the skin on the rest of your face, making the area more susceptible to wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging. The delicate nature of the area requires special care and non-irritating products. Dermalogica Total Eye Care is specially formulated for use around this area and contains a chemical-free SPF 15 sunscreen that won’t irritate your eyes. It also contains puffiness-reducing plant extracts and a very mild blend of hydroxy acids to gently smooth out any existing lines.
Step 4: Moisturizer and Sun Protection. The final step in your daytime skincare routine is to lock in all of that anti-aging goodness and ensure your skin is fully protected. A lightweight day cream like Kerstin Florian Correcting Multi-Vitamin Day Crème will load your skin up with additional vitamins and hydration, without clogging your pores or making your skin feel sticky. It also contains SPF 30 for complete protection. Once your moisturizer has been applied, wait a few minutes before applying your makeup. We recommend a breathable, mineral base, like Jane Iredale Amazing Base, which will provide breathable coverage and conceal any spots, redness, or other imperfections for a flawless complexion. The addition of pomegranate and SPF 20 will further protect your skin, and it even contains beneficial sea extracts.