skin careIt happened practically overnight. That tiny crinkle at the corner of your eyes formed into a taunting wrinkle that won’t go away. All of those sun-soaked days of summer’s pasts? They’re now pesky discoloration that not even heavy concealer can mask. So what went wrong?

Here’s the bad news: aging is inevitable. The good news is you don’t need to be blessed with perfect genetics to have youthful, glowing skin, no matter how old you are. Essential moisturizing products and a brand new skincare regimen are all you need to slow down the aging process to have softer, smoother features without caking on the makeup. There’s never a wrong time to revamp your regimen to keep looking as young as you feel.

Lose the Makeup, Gain an Esthetician

To cover signs of aging, women tend to overload on makeup and concealer, which can actually accentuate lines and wrinkles. The lesson here? Less is more when it comes to makeup. However, avoid splurging on the latest, fancy products to hide those lines and instead, consider visiting your esthetician every month. She can help you create the best skincare regimen for your features and those results will last longer than pricey foundation.

Wash, Wash, Wash

Whether you do wear makeup daily or not, it’s crucial to dedicate some time every day to thoroughly clean your face, preferably with our Sanitas products that won’t strip your skin of its natural moisture. And don’t even think about getting lazy with this. No matter your age, it’s important to wash your face before hitting the sheets – even though it doesn’t seem like such a big deal, sleeping with makeup on, especially around the eyes, leads to low level chronic inflammation and irritation, which brings inflammatory molecules to your cells.

Boost Collagen

Collagen, the protein that helps skin remain its elasticity, is crucial for maintaining youthful, glowing features. However, skin loses its tone with age as collagen wears down, resulting in those unwanted fine lines. That said, you can increase the collagen in your skin. Topical vitamin A products (like retinol) are useful because of the ability to increase collagen synthesis in the skin and also temper discoloration of the skin.

Drink Plenty of Water

Always begin and end your day with a big glass of water. Skip the sugary drinks and have water by your side all day, every day. Not only will it quench your thirst, but it will always keep your skin hydrated and supple – once you realize you’re thirsty, you’re already dehydrated. Proper hydration means you sweat more efficiently to keep your skin glowing. As for cocktail hour? We’re not saying to give it up completely, but do keep in mind that alcohol dehydrates skin. So for every cocktail you have, drink a glass of water, too.

Slather On the Sunscreen

Step up the sun-protective strategies with at least SPF 30 every day (and preferably a hat, too) if you’re spending any longer than 5-10 minutes in the sun. The effects of the sun are cumulative and many of us are running around with work, kids, and errands that we’re spending a lot of time in direct sunlight without even realizing it.


In addition to thoroughly cleansing your face every evening, it’s just as important to implement exfoliation every other day to slough away dry, rough patches that emphasize wrinkles.  Just make sure to exfoliate gently, avoiding a red, irritated complexion. Exfoliation allows your products to penetrate better, it keeps the pores minimized, and it can erase fine lines caused by dehydration in the skin.

Apply Eye Cream 

The delicate skin around your eye is the thinnest layer of skin on your body – skin that needs loads of hydration to stay tight, avoiding pesky lines that can deepen with time. Whether you suffer from puffiness, dark circles, or dryness, both men and women can benefit from using eye cream. Your esthetician can help you recommend the best cream for your skin. And, once you do find that perfect product, wear it every night.

Moisturizer is Your Friend

The most important part of your beauty routine every day after removing impurities is to put a protective, plumping barrier layer of plain moisturizer against your skin. This helps the skin protect itself from environmental damage, prevents moisturize loss from that dry, Colorado air, and keeps surface cells translucent – keeping that glow of youth shining through when light hits your skin. It plumps up fine lines and wrinkles that can virtually disappear with the right moisturizer alone. For those wanting extra coverage, a tinted moisturizer with SPF can replace a thick foundation.

Get Your Beauty Sleep

The easiest thing you can do to look fresh and youthful every morning? Get plenty of sleep, no matter what. Sleep reduces the body’s stress levels, which help prevent aging because increased stress hormone levels cause direct damage to skin cells. Remember, there’s a reason why it’s called beauty sleep!

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