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A skin care regimen in very important

Even the best and most effective skin care products will not give you optimum results and better skin unless you incorporate them into a diligent daily routine. We recommend the line of paraben free skin care products from Mango Madness Skin Care.

Cleansing is the first step and one for which many women are using inappropriate products. Be sure you use a gentle and genuine soap (not a detergent type cleanser).  Many cleansers that we call soap are technically not soap (and will use terms such as “cleansing bar”). Be sure to read the ingredient label. You should cleanse your face twice daily with a quality facial cleanser such as Rose Hip Seed Oil.

Don’t forget to exfoliate! It’s one of the most important aspects of a skin care regimen and many women skip this step.  Two to three times a week, use either a paraben-free glycolic acid based cleanser or exfoliator (such as Exfoliate Me™ or Exfoliation Plus+™). Alternatively, and especially if you have dry skin, use a gentle facial scrub such as Oh Honey! with amber crystals or a microdermabrasion product.

After cleansing and/or exfoliating, apply a potent wrinkle cream such as ReNew Youth™ or Peptide 6™ on a daily basis. For maximum benefit, use ReNew Youth in the evening and Peptide 6 in the daytime.

Hydrate your skin: after you apply your wrinkle cream, follow it with the best moisturizing ingredient on the market, hyaluronic acid. We recommend Maximum Moisture™ hyaluronic acid cream applied twice a day.

Finally, remember your sunblock and use it every day – even if you are not planning to be out in the bright sunlight for a long time.  Sunlight causes about 80% of skin aging and its effects are cumulative over your lifetime. Be sure to use a full spectrum, UVA/UVB sunblock with a SPF of at least 30. The best sunblocks contain titanium dioxide.

At What Age to Start Anti-Aging Skin Care Regimen?

Even though your skin in your 20s looked fabulous, its moisture content was beginning to decline. Sufficient moisture is important for proper skin health, so people in their twenties should begin using a good moisturizer.

Significant changes in your skin begin to happen in your 30s. Your skin is producing less collagen, the skin component that gives it firmness and foundation. As a result, wrinkles begin to develop. The longer you can put this development off, the better, since once formed, your skin will fold along existing wrinkles, gradually making them more pronounced. You need to begin serious wrinkle prevention in your thirties with a good retinol or peptide anti-aging product.

When you hit 40, it’s time to hit the dedicated skin care routine hard. Exfoliation becomes important to refresh your skin with new cells. Choose from either an AHA type exfoliation gel or microdermabrasion exfoliating product. Find the best wrinkle reducing products you can, and apply them twice a day. As always, don’t forget your moisturizer and your sunblock.