Achieving luminous, healthy-looking skin requires a change in your life and your beauty routine. I’m not waiting until the new year begins to start working on my resolutions, so I’ve already begun a new health and skincare transformation to maintain my skin’s youthful appearance and improve my overall health and well-being. Today I’ve teamed up with Olay Regenerist to share my favorite easy tips for maintaining youthful skin!
Use Great Products
My mother encouraged me to begin using anti-aging skincare products before I even developed my first wrinkle, and I wish that I had followed her advice sooner! Now that my first few wrinkles have started to show, I am pampering my skin each and every day with products that help me reclaim moisture in my skin and resurface dull and discolored spots on my skin. The Olay Regenerist Luminous line meets all of my skincare criteria: effective products, beautiful packaging, and incredible results. Olay specializes in creating products that fight the aging process, and I’ve always had positive experiences with their product line.
The Olay Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Cream is a luxurious skincare item that you can find in your local drugstore. The moisturizing cream helps you achieve younger-looking skin in 2 weeks by providing intense hydration and gentle exfoliation. This cream helps to reduce the appearance of dark spot over time, and it will regenerate your skin’s appearance by brightening, exfoliating, and smoothing the skin. Within 8 weeks of use, you’ll notice smoother, and more youthful-looking skin. After several weeks of use, I’ve noticed a difference in the texture and appearance of my skin. The Olay Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Cream leaves a soft satin finish and won’t leave your skin feeling greasy throughout the day.
Protect Your Skin
Once you’ve created a skincare routine with fabulous products, you’ll want to protect your results and prevent further damage to your skin. No matter what the weather may be like on any given day, you should always wear sunscreen to protect your skin from sun damage and to reduce your risk for developing skin cancer. On especially sunny days, consider wearing a hat to add additional protection.
Maintain Your Health
Your skin reflects your inner health, so you must maintain your overall health to create glowing and youthful-looking skin. Establishing a consistent exercise routine will firm and tone your body while decreasing your stress levels and increasing your circulation- all of which contribute to creating healthy skin. You don’t have to work out at the gym or run 20 miles each day for great results, so simply find an activity that you enjoy that helps you move! Whether you’re learning to salsa in a dance class or hiking to photograph a breathtaking view, move your muscles and your skin will thank you!
In addition to finding an exercise routine that works for your lifestyle, it’s also important to watch your diet. Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables along with healthy fats from avocados and nuts will keep your skin smooth and glowing. My busy schedule makes it difficult to sit down for a healthy meal several times a day, so I pack the day’s nutrients into a green smoothie each morning filled with fruit and vegetable juices. It’s an easy way to add much-needed nutrients into your diet without adding extra work to your schedule!
My last and final tip is extremely important: find time to rest. In today’s go-go-go lifestyle, it’s hard to find time to breathe let alone sit down and relax; however, stress can take a toll on you health and as well as your skin’s appearance. Try to schedule your day where you can take a 15-30 minute break to decompress. Whether you use the time to take a power nap, get a quick massage, or do some slight stretching, you’ll come back to work with renewed energy and focus. Also, your mom wasn’t lying when she said you needed your beauty sleep. Maintaining a consistent sleep schedule will drastically improve your physical and emotional well-being, and you’ll notice that your frown lines and forehead wrinkles will magically melt away.
Olay is a worldwide leader in skin care and has been trusted by women for over 60 years, maintaining its founding philosophy: to maintain a deep understanding of women’s changing needs and to combine products that fit their needs with the latest advances in skin care technology. Regenerist was created along those lines to address women’s anti-aging needs, and millions of women have tried it and loved it, making Regenerist the #1 anti-aging moisturizer.*
*Based on Nielsen data week ending 2/1/14.
Disclosure: Compensation was provided by P&G via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of P&G.