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Preemptive Skincare for Anti Aging Part 1 The Basics

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Preemptive Skincare for Anti Aging Part 1 the Basics

Preemptive Skincare for Anti-Aging Part 1: The Basics

Preemptive Skincare for Anti Aging Part 1 The Basics
When it comes to anti-aging skincare options, it’s a veritable jungle out there. From cleansers to serums, finding the perfect products can be a rather tricky task. Thankfully, the process becomes easier when you know what each product does. Knowing a product’s purpose and function will go a long way in helping you select the right skincare regimen to meet your needs. CleanserThe start to any good skincare routine is all in taking it off, with a good cleanser. Skin cleansers are designed to remove dirt, pollutants, and oily residue from the surface of the skin without stripping away essential moisture. If a cleanser is too harsh or drying, it will lead to the appearance of dull, sallow, dry, thin-looking skin.ExfoliatorFacial exfoliators typically consist of grainy particles suspended in a gel base. These are designed to unclog the pores, remove blackheads, and scrub off dead skin and dirt. Physical exfoliators usually contain ground apricot kernels, sugar, ground shells, and even sand, while chemical exfoliants use acids to achieve the same results.

Exfoliators are also believed to improve skin circulation and promote healthy skin cell turnover, which keeps the skin youthful looking.

Toner

The toner—perhaps one of the most misunderstood products in a skincare routine



serves to restore the pH balance of the skin after cleansing. To explain further, the skin normally has a slightly acidic pH, which helps to guard it against any harsh environmental factors. However,the skin tends to become basic after cleansing, which leaves it vulnerable to environmental radicals. A toner immediately corrects the pH imbalance, restoring skin to its healthy acidic state. Toners also make the skin more receptive to anti-aging serums and moisturizers.

Serum

The main function of a facial serum is to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin in order to deliver concentrated skin nutrients. With smaller particles and a lighter texture than most moisturizers, skincare serums will go further and work harder than a typical moisturizer, which generally only reach the surface layers of the skin.

Moisturizer

The function of the moisturizer in any skincare routine is to replace moisture in the skin that might have been stripped by the environment and from cleansing. Moisturizers promote healthy skin hydration levels along with a healthy skin texture. The anti-aging moisturizer does all of that, with the added benefits of reducing wrinkles, boosting radiance, and promoting healthy skin cell turnover.

With this knowledge of basic skincare product types, finding the products that you need will be a snap. Stay tuned for part 2, which is all about key skincare ingredients!

-Adina Zilberman, Guest Beauty Blogger

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