Beauty trends may come and go, but the clear, smooth, and bright complexion that depicts youthful, timeless beauty is something that never goes out of style.
How can you restore the look of youthful radiance to your skin? Keep reading as Introstem shares the skincare tips you need to know if you’ve been hoping to achieve a soft, bouncy, and luminous appearance!
Protect Against Sun Damage
When it comes to the various external factors that lead the skin to age, nothing quite compares to the damage that UV rays cause. Each time your skin is exposed to the sun, a number of changes take place at a cellular level. The protein fibers that hold your skin up and keep it firm start to deteriorate, leading to lines and wrinkles. At the same time, the skin produces extra melanin as a form of defense, resulting in discoloration. Of course, let’s not forget how UV rays also trigger skin cancer.
A flawless, youthful complexion is free of all of these issues. That’s why the first of our skincare tips is to keep your skin protected from the sun. Just this one simple action will go a long way in preserving your complexion’s radiance and bounce. This will keep your skin looking fresh and smooth.
The first step to adequate sun protection is to find a good sunscreen. If you would like to keep your skincare routine as simple as possible, go with an SPF moisturizer instead of a dedicated sunscreen. A product like the VitisCell Facial Shield Cream SPF 30 will not only moisturize your skin and bestow it with a plethora of antioxidants, but it will also prevent UV rays from damaging your complexion.
SPF needs to be worn year-round for full protection since UV rays cause harm in the winter months too. However, take a few extra sun protection steps during the summer when UV rays are at their strongest. From oversized sunglasses to a wide-brimmed hat, anything that gives your skin some additional shade will work to your advantage!
Ramp Up the Hydration
If you want your skin to look full, plump, and dewy, hydration is everything. Every cell in your body requires moisture to function properly, including your skin cells. Without enough water, your skin cells will look deflated and lackluster. You’ll likely also experience symptoms of dryness, although some people end up dealing with oiliness instead. This is down to how the skin produces excess sebum when it’s dehydrated, making acne breakouts more prevalent.
That brings us to the next of our skincare tips…ramping up the hydration that you give to your skin. This becomes increasingly important as you age due to how the skin’s ability to retain moisture declines.
Fortunately, there are so many hydrating skincare products out there that you can turn to for this, such as Introstem’s ThermoStem Serum. This silky solution is brimming with super-hydrating compounds, including sodium hyaluronate and glycerin. It also contains a blend of three peptides. These will keep your skin barrier feeling strong and supported. This will help with long-term moisture retention, giving you a complexion that truly glows!
Focus on Your Eye Area
Research shows that when a human looks at another person’s face, the eye area tends to be where they place their initial focus. This part of the face is hugely influential in how your appearance is perceived. An eye area that looks bright and perky will give off the impression of youth. On the other hand, a creased and tired eye area will make your entire face appear much older.
So, if you’re trying to achieve a look of timeless beauty, it’s worth giving your eye area some extra attention. Since the skin here is thinner than the skin elsewhere on the face, it’s more susceptible to the visible signs of aging. This means that any extra care that you give it will be gratefully received.
If you don’t yet have any major visible skin concerns affecting your eye area, look for an eye care product that will maintain the smooth and illuminated look that you’re currently sporting. The Introstem Stem Cell Eye Serum, filled with peptides and antioxidants, would be a great choice.
On the other hand, if you already have some eye-related visible skin concerns to deal with, look for products that can help with that. For example, the VitisCell Radiance Dark Circle Eye Cream has been designed to lighten and fade the appearance of dark circles and shadows around the eyes. Meanwhile, the Stem Cell Rejuvenating Eye Cream is ideal for reducing the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles, giving the eye area a firmer finish.
Get Serious About Exfoliation
Want your skin to look and feel smooth, soft, and radiant? If so, pay attention to the next of our skincare tips; getting serious about exfoliation.
If you’re someone who already diligently exfoliates a couple of times a week, with an exfoliator that’s perfectly matched with your skin’s needs, then feel free to skip this section. However, if you aren’t yet doing that, it’s time to start.
Why is exfoliation so important? Because as the skin ages, the rate at which it sheds its dead skin cells starts to slow down. This causes those dead cells to build up on the surface of the skin. Not only does this lead to a rough and dull appearance with fine lines and wrinkles becoming more noticeable, but it also blocks any skincare products that you apply from effectively penetrating your skin.
Exfoliate that layer of dead skin cells away and you’ll be revealing the newer cells beneath, along with the smooth radiance that they boast. This will immediately give your complexion a brighter and softer finish. It will also ensure that your skincare products are able to work to their full potential.
Choosing a good exfoliator can be tricky since many can cause damage if used on the wrong skin type. That’s why we created the Introstem Stem Cell Facial Peeling. It contains a mixture of both chemical and physical exfoliants in a way that’s gentle enough to be used on dry and sensitive skin yet thorough enough to exfoliate combination and oily skin. It has been formulated with several hydrating and moisturizing ingredients too. This means that it won’t leave your skin feeling stripped and uncomfortably tight in the way that other exfoliators might.
Load Up on Vitamins and Antioxidants
In the very first of our skincare tips, we talked about how damaging the sun can be to the skin. Everything from the wrinkles to the dark spots that it causes is down to free radical damage, which is triggered by UV exposure. However, there are other factors behind free radical damage too, from air pollution to household chemicals. Although they may not cause damage at the same rate as UV rays, they have the same cellular effect.
While free radical damage can be prevented to a certain extent, you’ll never be able to avoid it completely. This makes it important to know how to deal with the problems that free radicals are causing in your skin. This is where the next of our skincare tips come in…
The best way to repair and reduce the appearance of free radical damage is with vitamins and antioxidants. They’ll work to counter the visible effects that free radicals cause. They do everything from smoothing away the look of creases to keeping your skin tone clear and balanced.
At Introstem, you’ll find vitamins and antioxidants in almost all of our products. With that said, if you want to load up on these compounds as much as possible, turn your attention to our Lumi-Cell Collection. This set consists of three products; a face mask, a serum, and a cream. Within them, you’ll find some of the most powerful vitamins and antioxidants around. Add these products to your skincare routine and you’ll be able to save your complexion from the multitude of problems that free radicals cause. This will keep your skin looking youthful and healthy.
Iron Out the Look of Any Lines
There’s nothing wrong with wrinkles – they’re a natural and inevitable part of aging. However, there’s no denying that they can really make a person look older and more haggard, particularly if those wrinkles have appeared prematurely.
If you’re trying to restore the look of youth to your skin, then a face full of creases is only going to make that harder. Sure, there are several products out there that have been designed to smooth away the visibility of wrinkles, including the antioxidant-rich formulas we’ve featured above. However, these take time to work. For many, the long wait can feel a little discouraging. This can often diminish their motivation when it comes to giving their skin the care that it needs.
Fortunately, Introstem has a solution; the Stem Cell Anti-Aging Wrinkle Treatment. This is a fast-acting formula that was created to instantly iron out the look of wrinkles. It contains a blend of high-performance ingredients. These include sodium hyaluronate to plump up your appearance, DMAE to soften the visibility of lines, and acetyl hexapeptide-8 to give the skin a tighter finish. Designed to be used on a weekly basis, this formula will immediately give you the smooth and youthful complexion that you’ve been aiming for!
Lighten the Appearance of Dark Spots
Just like wrinkles, dark spots are something else that can make a person look far older than their years. Again, dark spots and discoloration are a result of free radical damage. Therefore, adding plenty of vitamins and antioxidants to your skincare routine will help to reduce their appearance.
With that said, some vitamins and antioxidants are more capable of fading the visibility of dark spots than others, with vitamin C being one of them. Studies show that vitamin C is extremely effective at lightening the look of excess pigmentation on the skin. At the same time, it will also work to diminish the appearance of wrinkles while brightening the overall complexion.
If vitamin C doesn’t already feature in your skincare routine, it’s time to add it in. The best way to do this is with a vitamin C serum, like the Stem Cell Vitamin C Serum. It contains two forms of vitamin C, as well as vitamin A, vitamin E, and a few potent antioxidant-rich botanicals. It’s a formula that, when used regularly, will quickly have your dark spots looking lighter and less noticeable!
Skincare Tips From Introstem
Achieving a fresh, radiant, and youthful complexion can be difficult, especially once your skin has already started to display the visible signs of aging. However, follow the skincare tips that we’ve shared above and this will suddenly become so much easier. Keep at it for a couple of months and you should start to notice your skin taking on a smoother, firmer, and healthier-looking finish!