If you want your skin to look the best it possibly can, it needs more than just a little care every now and then. This is especially true if you are feeling frustrated with signs of aging like wrinkles, dark spots, under-eye bags, etc.
Maybe you’ve been interested in starting a skincare routine to give your complexion the care it deserves. But then you start wondering… How many steps do I need? What type of products do I use? How often do I need to do this?
The trick is to find the place of perfect balance: a regimen that nourishes and rejuvenates your skin but is uncomplicated and doesn’t take forever to complete.
You can create that perfect routine for yourself with just 3-4 steps once or twice a day- and the results will amaze you. Here’s a look at why this kind of routine is a must for aging skin and the exact regimen to follow daily.
Why Build a Skincare Regimen?
When you were younger, you could probably get away with simply washing your face and maybe putting on a moisturizer when it felt dry. Or skipping skincare entirely when you were too busy to bother.
Your skin has an incredible, natural ability to heal and repair itself. This is why it can look healthy for years, even when you aren’t taking care of it. But at some point, it starts to lose this renewing power and begins to look tired, old, and often dry.
Much of this has to do with the breakdown of two important skin proteins: collagen and elastin.
These two proteins are largely responsible for keep your skin plump, firm, thick, and wrinkle-free. Unfortunately, they both naturally decline in your body as you age, sometimes beginning as early as in your 20s.
In addition, your skin’s natural barrier also starts to break down with age, which means your skin may not stay hydrated like it used to. You may notice that it feels drier, looks more “papery”, and has an uneven texture.
When you get to this point, a skincare routine is essential because you need to deal with the toll age has already taken on your skin and protect it from more damage. (And if you are still in your younger years, the sooner you start a routine, the better your skin will be in the long run!)
This means “feeding” it daily with nourishing, protective, and rejuvenating products.
The Best Time of Day for a Skincare Routine
Ideally, you want to have two different skincare routines: one in the morning and one at night.
This maximizes the amount of nutrients your skin is getting each day and is the fastest route to getting the results you want.
However, if you only have time or inclination for a once-daily routine, starting a nightly regimen is your best option. Anything you apply to your skin at night will be able to do its work almost undisturbed and have time to be fully absorbed into your skin.
Also, your skin is already hard at work repairing and regenerating itself while you sleep. You’ll be able to accelerate and improve this process with the ingredients you apply before bedtime, which is what makes a nightly routine so critical.
Once you have a nightly regimen down, adding a morning one will magnify the anti-aging effects. Daytime care is about replenishing but also protecting your skin from the stressors it will face throughout the day.
Simple 4-Step Nightly Regimen for Younger-Looking Skin
Step #1- Cleanser
Cleansing is the foundation of any good skincare routine. This is what helps to clean off dirt, makeup residue, and anything else that has attached itself to your skin throughout the day. It gets rid of debris that may cause damage and opens your skin up to the good things to follow.
What you don’t want to use is a harsh cleanser that leaves your skin feeling tight and dry.
In the past, oil was considered the enemy of healthy skin. Cleansers were formulated to get rid of oil, and that “tight skin” feeling was supposed to let you know your skin was clean.
As it turns out, drying cleansers are not good for skin and especially not for aging skin. What you want in a cleanser is one that effectively, yet gently, cleanses and nourishes your skin at the same time.
The Pur-Radiance Face Cleanser from Purity Woods is the ideal cleanser for all skin types and especially for aging skin. It’s formulated with 21 USDA Certified Organic botanicals that are some of nature’s best cleansing and nourishing ingredients.
This facial cleanser with give your skin a deep clean without drying it out, rejuvenating and brightening while it cleanses. It is also noncomedogenic, which means it won’t clog pores, and has a refreshing natural citrus scent.
Don’t be surprised if your skin actually feels more moisturized after using this gentle cleanser!
Step #2- Eye Cream
After cleansing your entire face, the next step is more targeted skincare. The skin under and around your eyes is one area you want to focus on right away.
Collagen and elastin loss hits the delicate skin under your eyes particularly hard. This area of skin is thinner and more fragile to start with, which means it will show wrinkles, fine lines, etc. more easily. And this only progresses with age, leading to dark circles, bags, and more wrinkles.
What you want to look for to combat all this is an eye cream that will boost both collagen and elastin. It should also be gentle and moisturizing because you don’t want to irritate or dry out this delicate section of skin.
The best-selling Age-Defying Eye Cream from Purity Woods is nourishment for your eyes. It’s formulated with a blend of organic maple leaf extracts, moisturizing botanicals, and antioxidant-rich ingredients.
The maple extracts protect the elastin in your skin, while the antioxidant ingredients protect and boost collagen. Natural hydrators, like mango seed butter, nourish delicate skin and make it look bright again. The entire formula is designed to quickly, gently, and effectively rejuvenate the appearance of tired- and old-looking eyes.
To apply, you only need a dab of cream for each eye. Rub very gently for about 30 seconds around your eyes, and you’re finished.
Step #3- Serum (Optional)
You can think of a serum as a superpowered anti-aging product. While you don’t need a serum to have a good skincare regimen, adding one into your routine will accelerate your results. This is because serums are designed to provide intensive care, doing their work deep in your skin.
While this step is listed as optional, you should seriously consider making it a priority if you have problems with the appearance of: deep wrinkles, lots of fine lines, dark or abundant age spots, and/or loose-looking skin.
Once again, look for a serum that is particularly focused on boosting elastin and collagen. It should be free of synthetic ingredients and have a non-greasy formula that won’t clog your pores. Ideally, it will also contain vitamin C ingredients that will brighten and rejuvenate the appearance of your skin.
The Elastin Boost Hyper-Lift Serum from Purity Woods contains a concentrated amount of the revolutionary elastin-boosting maple leaf extracts. It’s formulated specifically to address the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots, and loose- or saggy-looking skin.
As always, the formula is made with nature’s premier ingredients and no toxins or fillers. To complement the maple extracts, this serum also has extracts of camu camu and Indian gooseberry, which are both sky-high in vitamin C. It is gentle and effective for all skin types and non-greasy.
Many people focus on using this elastin-boosting serum on their face. However, you can also use it on your neck, chest, and anywhere else you notice wrinkles, age spots, etc.
Step #4- Night Cream
The final step (and one you should never skip) is to apply a nightly moisturizer.
Moisturizing is important because it re-hydrates your skin and helps it to keep looking plump and glowing. However, a moisturizer is also key for creating a natural barrier over your skin to lock in all the nourishing and rejuvenating ingredients you applied ahead of it.
What you want is a plant-based moisturizer that will hydrate your skin naturally. It should contain ingredients that work to reduce signs of aging while they provide nourishment.
The Age-Defying Night Cream from Purity Woods is the final- and very critical- step to your nightly skincare regimen.
It enhances the period of repair and rejuvenation your skin goes through while you sleep with deeply replenishing ingredients like rosehip seed oil, evening primrose oil, smartweed extract, and maple leaf extract. True to it’s name, the Night Cream is specifically formulated with 25 anti-aging botanicals that nourish your skin overnight.
Apply the cream over the serum (if you used it) and to your entire face and neck for the best results.
Easy 4-Step Morning Skincare Routine for Age-Defying Skin
Go Through Steps 1-3 of the Nightly Routine
The best way to make your morning skincare routine extremely simple? Use three of same steps (and products) that you do for the nightly regimen.
- Step #1 : Cleanse with the Pur-Radiance Face cleanser.
- Step #2 : Apply the Age-Defying Eye Cream gently around your eyes.
- Step #3 : (optional)- Apply a layer of the Elastin Boost Hyper-Lift Serum.
The only difference is the fourth step…
Step #4- Moisturize with the Age-Defying Dream Cream
The Age-Defying Dream Cream from Purity Woods is the best moisturizer for your morning routine.
To be clear, the night cream can be applied during the day as well and will do an excellent job. The main difference is that the Dream Cream has some extra protective ingredients, like astaxanthin, that help shield your skin during the day.
Of course, it also contains the maple leaf extracts and natural vitamin C ingredients with elastin- and collagen-boosting power. Cacao seed butter and mango seed butter are there to nourish and hydrate, while German chamomile extract soothes your skin.
Simply apply the cream to all desired areas of skin, and you’re done!
Best Way to Start Your Skincare Regimen
With that in mind, you may want to look into The Ultimate Skin Rejuvenation Package from Purity Woods. It has everything you need to start your nightly skincare routine (the most essential one). This includes the Pur-Radiance Face Cleanser, Age-Defying Eye Cream, Elastin Boost Hyper-Lift Serum, and Age-Defying Night Cream.
After you get into the swing of your routine, consider adding in the Age-Defying Dream Cream to create a morning regimen. This will accelerate the effects of the anti-aging work you’re putting in and keep your skin nourished for all 24 hours of the day!