Rub Away the Years
Massage is beneficial for more than just our backs. A facial massage helps stimulate fibroblasts (or cells) in the skin to release collagen and restore elasticity that’s lost as we age. Many facials offer massage techniques as part of the treatment.
Moisturize More And More
If you think you’ve moisturized enough, slather on some more! Moisturize more than you think you need to. It’s best to apply while the skin is still damp so the product can help trap some of the surface moisture into your skin. And, while you’re at it, moisturize inside out by staying hydrated. In other words, drink lots of water!
Not Just an Old Wives Tale
Putting cucumbers on eyes may sound like an old wives tale, but it’s medically proven to work. Cold cucumbers on puffy eyes really do soothe and reduce swelling. In fact, many high-priced eye products contain extracts that are chemically related to cucumbers. So head to that fridge and start slicing!
Open Pores are Preferred
Closed pores means less absorption of product. For maximum benefit, preface your nighttime skincare regimen by opening your pores. The best way to do this is to take a wash cloth or hand towel, soak it in hot water, and then let it rest on your face for a few moments. Then, apply your nighttime serums and moisturizers.
Vitamins do a body good — in more ways than one. One of the most important skincare products every woman should have is a high-quality vitamin. After all, your skin reflects how well you are nourished. As you age, make sure your vitamin regimen includes antioxidants and omega-3 oils.