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How To Choose The Best Anti-Aging Skin Care


How To Choose The Best Anti-Aging Skin Care

This post is brought to you by our Esthetics Experts Panel, composed of skin care professionals, educators + authorities with decades of experience in the industry.

There are countless anti-aging products on the market – but how do you decide which ones are right for your skin? Keep reading to learn how to choose the right anti-aging skin care in the treatment room and at-home.

see a skin care expert

The easiest way to choose the right anti-aging skin care for your skin is to consult an expert. Developing a relationship with a trusted esthetician can help you see major improvements in your skin and also prevent future damage.

We asked our skin care experts to weigh in on how they choose the proper treatments and take home skin care for your skin and age group.

"Research has shown that people in their 20s want to look better in pictures and want to see instant results," shares Alina Houtz, licensed esthetician at Jordan Thomas Salon & Spa. "Since the damage isn't usually as deep with this age group, I focus on making sure they follow the proper daily routine with one anti-aging product in the mix if they need it, along with regular Custom Blend Facials."

For those in their 20s, it's crucial to start a daily routine of cleansing, toning and moisturizing twice daily, with the most important step including a broad spectrum sunscreen every morning as a final step. If you suffer from fine lines or other aging concerns, Houtz recommends adding Age Activist Clinical Youth Serum or Plump Start to give an extra boost and added preventative care that continues into their 30s.

People in their 40s and older typically want to see improvement on fine lines, deep wrinkles, age spots, loss of firmness, etc. They may also be interested in slowing the aging process. Houtz encourages individuals to be strategic and start with the concern that bothers you the most and go from there. A combination of professional treatments and an at-home routine will make significant progress in achieving your skin goals.

Ages 60+ typically want to see improvement in the overall health of their skin. This group will be looking more for professional recommendations about a complete at-home skin care regimen and treatment schedule.

Quick Refiner for Eyes, Plump Start, Skin Editor and LightPlex GigaWatt Dark Spot Corrector are just a few great choices that Houtz recommends for the 40-60+ age group based on these common concerns. "Gentle chemical peels are also a great treatment for treating some deeper damage," she adds.

make it work with your lifestyle

No one expects you to use every single anti-aging product in your routine. What you decide to use all depends on your lifestyle and your skin concerns.

Are you a skin care junkie? Add several anti-aging products into your daily routine. Don't have the time or patience for a lengthy routine? Opt for an all-in-one anti-ager like Skin Editor or Age Activist Clinical Youth Serum.

"The first thing you should evaluate is your skin type and the products you are currently using," says Tina Martinez, licensed esthetician at Flawless Beauty By Tina. Then ask yourself what are the areas on your face that truly concern you. I recommend focusing on your top 1-3 concerns instead of trying every product under the sun."

One thing every routine should include? "Anti-aging prevention in the form of a daily broad spectrum sunscreen should start at a very young age, regardless of lifestyle, skin type, etc.," emphasizes Nina Holt, licensed esthetician at Westwood Studio and Spa.

identify your top skin goals

When you start looking for anti-aging products, always ask yourself what your specific skin care goals are first. 'Anti-aging' can be a broad term and may mean something different to each individual person.

When you look in the mirror, what is the first thing you notice? Fine lines under your eyes? Try an eye creme like Sleepwear for Eyes. Dull, lackluster skin? Opt for Radiance Rescue to rev skin up for instant glow. There's no one-size-fits-all solution, so narrow in on those 1-3 main issues you want to tackle and work from there.

Experts agree that the foundation for healthy skin starts with a daily 3-step routine: cleanser, toner and moisturizer - plus an SPF for daytime - regardless of age. "When the skin is balanced, it is able to get the full benefits from any anti-aging skin care that you use, shares Tricia Koch, licensed esthetician at Solei Day Spa.

ready to find your products?

These are the most common anti-aging skin concerns and the top products to treat them. Click on each individual product to read reviews, see what skin types it is suited for and to learn more about the formula. How many products you incorporate into your routine depends entirely on your lifestyle, severity of your concerns, and your preferences.

fine lines + wrinkles

Both natural aging and everyday actions cause fine lines and deep wrinkles to form. Prevent them by wearing a broad spectrum sunscreen daily and tackle them with these products if they have already formed:

  • Skin Editor is an imperfection-editing leave on AHA peel creme that works to erase long-term damage to dramatically reduce the look of lines
  • Age Activist Clinical Youth Serum is an all-in-one serum that uses clinical-strength retinol, peptides, CoQ10 and fermented pumpkin to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Plump Start delivers intelligent hydration to visually improve the look of skin's wrinkle valleys and crevices and scavenges skin-aging free radicals for long-term improvement
  • Radiance Rescue wakes up skin's microcirculation so you emerge glowing and less lined
  • Collagen Rehab helps lines look filled so wrinkle appearance improves and skin looks instantly renewed and dewy
  • Sleepwear and Oil Control Sleepwear both work overnight to smooth the appearance of lines and wrinkles as it dramatically improves moisture and tone

sagging + loss of volume

Forget the needles and lasers. Today there are effective skin care solutions to firm and tighten the appearance of sagging skin.

crows feet + dark under eye circles

The skin around the eyes is the thinnest on your body – It's the area of the face that most often shows the first signs of aging, and is prone to dark circles and fine lines. Protect delicate skin with these targeted under eye treatments:

  • Radiance Rescue helps increase skin's elasticity and moisturization to reduce the look of lines and puffiness around the eyes
  • Sleepwear for Eyes works while you sleep to moisturize and nourish this thin fragile skin to target crows feet, smooth surface lines and improve wrinkle length and depth
  • Multi-Task Eye Creme is a light and non-greasy daytime eye creme designed to brighten, target puffiness and ease fine lines
  • Sensitive Eye Smoother is a gentle formula for delicate skin smoothes texture, minimizes puff, brightens circles and helps defend against irritants

age spots

Over time, UV damage can lead to the production of solar lentigines (also known as "age spots" or "liver spots"). Wearing a broad spectrum sunscreen will help prevent further dark spots and protect the results you've gotten from treatments, but to truly tackle age spots use the following:

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2 Responses

Teresa Stenzel
Teresa Stenzel

Hi Sara, nWe definitely recommend adding in a SPF to your routine and seeking out an esthetician. See more information here: https://www.bioelements.com/blog/combination-skin/post-acne-marks

Sara Bear
Sara Bear

I am in my 30s and want to fade my old acne marks & uneven texture. I currently use bioelements combination skin products (flash foam, equalizer, absolute + an exfoliator). I tried the giga watt spot treatment but it actually broke me out. What else would you recommend?

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