We all know that aging is another part of life. Although we cannot control this dreadful aging process, we can control our lifestyle and how we take care of our skin. The theme of Lift and Replenish is even more important in the summer months, when harmful sunrays can put us even further back on the anti-aging journey. There are two types of aging, and the good news is that we have full control over one of them: the first type of aging is intrinsic aging. It is the natural process of life that occurs when collagen and elastic production slows down, which allows for rapid production of fine lines, wrinkles and hyper- pigmentation. The second, (and the one we have control over) is extrinsic aging. This simply means things that deteriorate the skin such as tanning and smoking. Sunscreen is important but that cannot be your only anti-aging weapon. Sunscreen will prevent sun spots and wrinkles, but does not replenish the lack of natural collagen that we lose as we age.
That is why replenishing your skin at night is so important. We cannot control things such as sun and pollution. So what to do? Here is my favorite concoction. First, start off with a serum, my favorite is the Mizon Collagen 100 Original Skin Energy. It is highly concentrated with collagen ampoules that dwell deep in skin. Next I love a rich face cream to tighten the skin instantly overnight. One of my personal favorite products is the Hannes Dottir Marine Collagen Lift. This powerful organic mask is infused with artic marine collagen and albumen protein to strengthen the skin and fills in fine lines. Vanilla bean and honey allow for a sweet twist that calms and soothes the skin. In just two simple steps, not only are we reversing the aging process, but we are protecting our bodies by taking care of our skin. After a long day, we deserve some replenishment!