Anti-Aging Products and How They Work

Anti-Aging Products and How They Work

There are tons of anti-aging products that will help you reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on your skin, but how effective they are depends on the ingredients list and how you use them.  There are typically two different types of anti-aging products that you can use: creams or lotions.  Creams are blends of liquids and oils with oil being the largest component.  They are thicker than lotions and they are absorbed easily by your skin.  They tend to be long lasting when you apply them to your face.  Lotions on the other hand have more liquid and are absorbed even better than creams. While all that is interesting, the ingredients that go into both creams and lotions are what makes them work.

Common ingredients in anti-aging products

While the ingredients are different in each product here are some of the more common ones:

Retinol: This is a vitamin A compound that works as an antioxidant and it will help repair the damage caused by free radicals on your skin.

Hydroxyl Acids:  Hydroxyl acids come in three different varieties, alpha, beta and poly.  They are exfoliants and remove the upper layer of dead skin and encourage new smother and younger looking skin.  Here is a video on how they work.

Vitamin C:  If you have sun damaged skin then you need to find anti-aging products with vitamin C, it will help protect your skin from damage caused by the sun.

When to Apply Anti-Aging Products

While the ingredients are important you also need to use them properly for them to be effective.  Here is how and when to apply anti-aging creams and lotions.

First rule is to only use one product at a time, using more than one can irritate your skin and make the fine lines and wrinkles even more noticeable.  You also should always test the product on your arm before applying it to your face.  If there is no reaction such as itching, or redness then it is safe to apple on your face or body.

Read the directions on how to use the product, the manufacturer gives specific instructions for the best use.  Don’t forget to use moisturizer.  Moisturizers keep moisture trapped in your skin and that will also reduce the appearance of wrinkles.  It gives you a brighter and more youthful look.

Protect Your Skin from Aging and Damage

Simply using anti-aging products isn’t enough you also need to protect your skin from damage.  This means protecting your skin from the sun and its harmful rays, not only does the sun age you it also causes skin cancer.  Dermatologists will tell you to avoid the sun between 10am and 2pm when it is at its strongest.  Even if you can’t avoid the sun at this time make sure you apply sunscreen and it has an SPF of at least 30 or better.  Sunglasses will protect the delicate skin around your eyes.

Fashion Staples Every Woman Needs

Fashion Staples Every Woman Needs

After you finish university and move into the grown up world with jobs and careers it’s time to set aside the jeans and get a few staples to outfit the wardrobe.  Most of these are timeless pieces like the little black dress that you can wear time and again.  Fashion will come and go but these are staples every woman needs that will last for years.

Here is the list of “must haves” fashion staples every woman needs.

  1. The little black dress

Even fashionista everywhere will tell you that a black dress is a must have.  It works for every occasion from corporate parties to date night to a night out with the girls.  It works with everything from blazers, a printed jacket and don’t forget a killer pair of shoes.  Black is the ultimate neutral color and you can make it work with anything.  Here is a video on picking the perfect black dress for your body type.

  1. One good designer handbag

Every woman deserves one high quality handbag.  Yes, they do cost a fortune but it is an investment that you can make last years as long as you take care of it.  Designer bags are typically made with high quality materials  and if you get a neutral shade it can work with everything.

  1. A killer pair of shoes

Get yourself a nice pair of classic black pumps that look smoking hot and that you can wear with anything.  You don’t need to blow the rent on Jimmy Choo’s or Louboutins (but go ahead if you can afford it).  Find a pair that fits, looks good and is in a black or nude color.  These can be the go to shoes for whatever the occasion.

  1. The perfect piece of jewellery

Find something that is simple yet sophisticated that works with almost everything.  Find a nice bracelet, some diamond stud earrings or a nice ring, any of which will work with anything.  If money is tight find a good imitation piece or something with semi-precious ends instead of diamonds.

  1. A Timeless Timepiece

A good quality watch can last forever, so save up and get the right piece.  A watch can define your style as much as any piece of jewellery or piece of clothing.  You can pick up some incredibly beautiful designer watches second hand that won’t break the bank, but still give you the style and sophistication you are looking for.

These are just the basics to get your wardrobe started off right.  These are timeless classics you will only ever have to buy once and they will last forever.