We’re almost halfway through the year and you are reflecting on goals to achieve before the year ends. Toss skincare resolutions into that mix, and you've got yourself a pretty solid game plan.
If you are a woman in your mid 30s and experiencing some changes to your skin, it can be hard and confusing to know where to start, especially when starting on your anti-ageing skincare journey.
That's why we've come up with 5 Anti-Ageing skincare resolutions, to keep your skin glowing and radiant all year round!
1. Develop a Skincare Routine for Your Skin Type
The first step to successfully creating a skincare routine is to identify your skin type. Skin types range from oily, acne-prone skin to dry skin with fine lines and wrinkles. By identifying which skin type you have, you can start to use products that are specific to your skin's needs.
If you have oily skin, focus on products that are lightweight, non-greasy and has sebum control. To achieve a matte and unified complexion, IOMA Mattifying Regulating Cream Day and Night controls excess sebum secretion with Matipure and Sunspheres. Chamomile extract, has anti-bacterial properties and help reduce skin inflammation.
For sensitive skin, go for products that have anti-inflammatory properties and increase skin’s natural defence. Try bSoul Redness Sinergy, a serum that contains 4.5% EpiCalmin TCM. This Ecocert”-certified phytoceutical complex reduces skin sensitivity and redness while preventing premature aging.
2. Exfoliate Twice a Week
Pollution and dead skin cells build up over the years and clog the pores. Exfoliating twice per week smoothen and brightens skin. Introducing IOMA Soft Peeling, an exfoliating balm in oil for the face. Its grain-free texture is gentle on delicate skin, resulting in a more illuminating, radiant complexion after use.
3. Remove Makeup Thoroughly Everyday
Removing makeup is not only beneficial for your overall skincare regime, but also essential to keeping those pesky blackheads at bay. If you want to avoid breakouts, make sure you are using a cleanser that will effectively remove all traces of makeup from your face.
An all in one milk cleanser that moisturises, removes makeup and rebalances skin while preventing ageing, bSoul Milk Cleanser is suitable for fragile, eczema and psoriasis skin conditions. Also try IOMA Moisturising Cleansing Milk, a cool gel that melts for easy makeup removal while helping with firming and strengthening skin elasticity.
4. Make Applying Sunscreen a Must
Sun exposure is the main cause of premature ageing and skin cancer. We recommend using a high SPF sunscreen every day on face and body when outdoors, and Sunday Morning “Cocco e vanilla” - high protection has Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, a substance that absorbs and filters away UVA and UVB rays, making it suitable for pigmented and photosensitive skin. It is also photo stable and non-phototoxic. Make sure to apply sunscreen 20 minutes before going out so it can absorb into the skin and protect against UV damage.
For indoor use, IOMA Cell Protector SPF50+ PA++++ shields against free radicals and environmental stress, guaranteed to prevent photoaging with the highest SPF index.
5. Take care of Your Neck And Chest Areas
The neck and chest are the first places that reveal your age when you talk to someone or see yourself in a mirror. These are the areas that tend to have more wrinkles than others on the face because these areas have less fat tissue underneath the skin than other areas (as opposed to the cheeks). With ageing, there is a decrease in collagen production which makes skin less elastic and prone to sagging. The body produces less elastin as we get older too.
While the sayings go "you're only as young as you feel" and "age is just a number", we all would love to look younger and fresher than we already do.
Anti-Ageing skincare resolutions may not be as difficult to follow, especially if you start with these five changes. The trick is to keep some of them in your mind and in front of your mirror. And then, when the time comes, make them happen!