Anti-Aging, Acne, and Moisturizers, OH MY!

Moisturizing is one of the final steps in our skincare routines, although if you are prone to acne, or just trying to fight signs of aging, you might not know where to start.

The purpose of a moisturizer is not solely to aid in hydrating, but to also create a protective barrier between our skin and environmental stressors (smoke, pollution, etc.) that can cause aging, irritation, and everyone’s favorite: acne. Finding the right moisturizer to protect, maintain balance, and treat is imperative, and it all boils down to the ingredients!

Anti-aging/age reform is one of the main reasons for practicing skincare; we all want to look eternally youthful. If you aren’t moisturizing, it’s impossible to fight signs of aging!

Using a moisturizer that focuses on anti-aging will plump fine lines, improve tone and texture, all while protecting us from environmental stressors. It’s all about the antioxidants and their ability to repair damaged cells!

Ingredients to look for in an anti-aging product include…

Retinol – A powerful antioxidant that fights against free radicals (which damage our cells) and repairs.
Hyaluronic Acid – Provides intense moisture, which plumps fine lines.
Vitamin C – Another antioxidant, which is said to increase collagen production while brightening tone.

Try: BioElements Remineralist Daily Moisture Or Sleepwear!

When it comes to acne-prone skin, it’s crucial to moisturize, believe it or not. Many that have acne are worried to add moisture to their skin in fear that it will cause acne, but the truth is when our skin is lacking moisture (and a protective barrier) it causes over-active oil glands which can result in breakouts. Most people with “oily” skin are experiencing dehydration in their skin and need to add more moisture to balance.

For acneic skin types, it’s very important to find a moisturizer containing ingredients that fight the acne-causing bacteria and is non-comedegenic, meaning it won’t clog pores.

Ingredients to look for in products for acneic skin include…

Stabilized Hydrogen Peroxide – works to heal and nourish by pushing oxygen into the skin.
Salicylic Acid – a BHA that cleanses and exfoliates inside of the pore to reduce the chances of acne. Also anti-inflammatory.
Niacinamide – Anti-inflammatory and can help improve acne scarring.

Try: Oxygenation under Absolute Moisture!

Check out this before and after of this ultra-moisturizing facial! Notice how much more even her tone is!

Come on in for a facial or to consult with an esthetician about what moisturizer is best for your skin concerns and needs. Get ready to glow. ❤

Megan B. Level 1 Esthetician

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