I'm going to start by giving you a few simple things that you can start doing right now. Then after that I'll tell you which product types and ingredients you should be using! Or you can Click Here to skip down to your product recommendations.
1. CHANGE YOUR SLEEPING POSITION
Yes that's right, the position you sleep in can affect more than just how much rest you're getting at night.
If you sleep with your face in the same position against your pillow each night then you'll start to experience compression, which basically makes your skin become weaker over time in that one spot. Once that happens, wrinkles start to form in that area!
Sleeping on your back consistently will allow your skin to heal and the effects of compression to decrease.
2. EAT FOODS THAT CONTAIN BETA CAROTENE
Beta carotene can make your skin more flexible and it can reduce sun-related wrinkles. This ingredient is included in lots of skincare products, but another easy way to get it is by eating certain foods.
By eating a portion of kale, carrots, or sweet potatoes every day you'll be able to slowly reduce the appearance of wrinkles!
3. DRINK WATER OR COCONUT WATER
You've heard this over and over again, but make sure you're staying hydrated, especially after exercising.
This alone can have a huge impact on how healthy your skin looks. Hydrated skin will be plump and wrinkles or fine lines won't be as pronounced. If you really don't like drinking plain water, then try drinking coconut water instead!
Now, onto the product types and ingredients...
PRODUCTS AND INGREDIENTS YOU SHOULD BE USING
There are two things that you really need to focus on when choosing products: the main ingredient and the product type. Your skincare success will depend on choosing those two things correctly!
YOUR PRODUCT TYPE... OIL
Based on your skin profile and the goals you want to achieve, an oil based product is going to be essential for you. As we age, our skin decreases the amount of natural oil it produces.
This causes our skin to dry out and signs of aging begin to form. By using an oil, your skin will begin to hydrate, heal, and repair itself.
Now see which ingredient you need to focus on...
YOUR INGREDIENT... RETINOL
There are a handful of ingredients that you should incorporate, but the right retinol based product will give you the fastest anti aging results in the healthiest way possible.
Once you enter your 30's your skin's cell regeneration slows down dramatically. This causes your skin to look dry, dull, and wrinkled (everything you want to avoid). Retinol, however, speeds up your cell turnover so that you can reverse those pesky signs of aging.
I've been an esthetician for over 13 years and I have a line of specialty skin care products that I formulated to target very specific needs. I do offer an Overnight Retinol Oil that would work for you if you're interested! You apply it before you go to bed and it soaks in and repairs while you sleep.