Anti-Aging 101

When most people think about aging they immediately think of wrinkles, particularly on the face. However, there is a wide range of changes that happens to a woman as she matures and that’s why it’s important to start an anti-aging routine early on. From the outer corners of our eyes to our toes, we can face a variety of different issues including age spots, fine lines, wrinkles, uneven complexion and skin texture, loose and saggy skin, cellulite, lack of firmness, weight gain, thinning and graying hair, unwanted hair growth, and many other things.

Whether you are experiencing these things from hormonal changes or some other reason like sun damage, there’s plenty of products, methods, and treatments you can undergo prior to going under the knife. Although every woman is beautiful as she matures, you should still address these things before they become an issue. If you don’t choose to take preventative measures now, aging gracefully will become increasingly difficult and should you start becoming uncomfortable with signs of aging, the easier choice still be more drastic measures that don’t always yield the best results. Here’s everything you need to know to get the jump on anti-aging treatments:

Bright Therapy Red Light Therapy

anti-agingI initially started using light therapy while I was in high school working at a tanning salon. We had a large machine that produced both blue and red light therapy for acne and anti-aging. Last year, I purchased two small devices for a couple hundred dollars and they were a huge pain to use. The surface of the head was so small that you had to move it just a little bit after each session and it would literally take several hours to do your entire face if you were doing both red and blue light therapy. This particular device has a much larger head and a timer making it much easier to get through a session. The best part is that it can be used to treat acne and to reduce signs of aging so that you don’t need to use two different machines. Plus, it has a massage feature and can be used on sore muscles to help heal tissue deep down. Overall, I was much happier with the design and professional aspect of this device.

Mia Mariu Essential Oil

anti-agingGetting plenty of rest is important in preventing signs of aging. Each night, your cells heal themselves as you sleep and the decrease of cell regeneration is what causes aging in the first place. Therefore, if you aren’t getting enough rest, it will start to show. However, when we are stressed out it can be difficult to relax and get to sleep. Many people immediately jump to sleep supplements, prescriptions or a relaxing glass of wine, but opting for the more natural route is definitely the way to go. Personally, I like to use pure lavender essential oil to relax but I came across this beautiful blend and have tried it in place of my lavender oil in my nightly routine. It contains other ingredients such as sandalwood and sage to help you relax and this helps give it a more well-rounded smell. Lavender itself can smell a little bit strong, but this combo is light and refreshing and I can even use it during the day when I need to unwind. Plus, the best part is that you can use it straight from the bottle since it is already mixed with carrier oils.

Body Merry Age Defense Neck Cream

Anti-AgingParisians have known for quite some time that the neck and décolletage are some of the first areas that show signs of aging. Now, Body Merry has formulated an incredible neck cream that keeps all of the factors that come with a something specifically made for the neck in mind. It’s lightweight and absorbs quickly. It has a rich, nourishing texture without feeling sticky and it has a very subtle fragrance. This is especially ideal for something that is used on your neck since it is right below your nose and would smell far too overwhelming if it had a strong fragrance. It also contains a concentrated amount of glycerine to help you get the most out of the product. Plus, it keeps your skin feeling extremely very moisturized and extra soft and smooth. Price: $19.99

La Beauté Pure Anti-Aging Serum

anti-agingKeeping your skin moisturized is essential in eliminating and reversing signs of aging. A major reason why we avoid using anti-aging products is because they often feel oily and greasy. That’s why it is important to find a moisturizer that keeps your skin hydrated while still feeling fresh and clean. The La Beauté Pure Anti-Aging Serum is ultra hydrating and immediately helps moisturize your skin but doesn’t feel like you have anything on at all. It absorbs extremely quickly and it has the slightest, light citrus scent. I would recommend applying this right after showering to help lock in moisture from the shower. The bottle is on the smaller side but it’s sold at a low price and you don’t have to use a lot to notice a difference. Price: $24.99

Sheep Dreams Memory Foam Sleep Mask

anti-agingWant to know a sure-fire way to give away your age? Be sure to have an unpredictable sleep schedule filled with unrestful nights of sleep. There’s a reason why they say you need to get your beauty sleep. Because it’s true! Having irregular sleep patterns or a lack of sleep will not only make you look less rested and older, but it can actually increase signs of aging, leaving you with fine lines and wrinkles. Even having a rough pillow is suggested to leave you with fine lines. That’s why, in this technology-crazed world, you need to do whatever you can to get unplugged, so to speak, and get on a regular routine. One way to do this is to force yourself to get off of the electronic devices at a certain time and block out as much light and noise as possible. This set came with a memory foam sleep mask that’s exceptionally soft and contours to your face for a comfortable feel. It allows for plenty of room around the eyes and has an adjustable band to allow you to get a perfect fit. However, it still blocks out practically all light. It also comes with a set of quality ear plugs and a case for them to keep everything organized.

Adeline Organic Eye Serum

anti-agingThe delicate skin around your eyes requires a lightweight and gentle moisturizer and should typically be treated with a cream or serum that is formulated specifically for your eyes. Not only is the skin around your eye more sensitive, but you want to be careful not to put anything around your eyes that could potentially get in your eyes and irritate them. However, you still need a product that will be effective in firming and tightening the skin. That’s where Adeline comes in. Their Organic Eye Serum is formulated with gentle ingredients like glycerine, cucumber, and chamomile among other things that are still incredibly potent and are fantastic at brightening, soothing, and firming skin while helping to retain moisture. It’s incredibly lightweight and absorbs quickly, Best of all, it smells fresh and contains no harsh fragrances. It instantly adds hydration and softens your skin. Just remember, you don’t need to apply it up to your lash line since product can travel up to an inch. Just dab it in with gentle pressure and let it do the work.

DISCLAIMER: This product was sent to me at no cost. All opinions are honest and based off of actual experience with the product.

Signs of aging aren’t limited to fine lines and wrinkles on the face. That’s why you need a comprehensive plan of action for your anti-aging routine!