You have a regular skin care routine and care about keeping your skin in good condition. You get outdoors or to the gym at least a few times a week and eat a decent diet.
You may be noticing your skin care routine is not working quite the same as it has in the past.
Like many things in your life, your skin is changing, a little at a time.
Here are the basics for a Nourish, Protect, and Restore Gal:
Collagen production begins to decline at about age 30 and decreases about 1% a year there after. This why your skin begins to be a bit looser and may sag as the years go by.
Cross linking of proteins from sun damage and DNA damage from free radicals (UV rays from the sun, pollution, blue light from devices)make skin more prone to sagging, wrinkling, dark spots. Decreased oil production makes the skin drier, more prone to sagging, wrinkles, dark spots.
This is not the time to give up. Yes, skin and body changes are normal as we age and those lines on our faces tell the story of our lives. We don't want to erase them, but we do want to look and feel our best. And protect our skin from further damage.
It may be time for an upgrade.
And some active ingredients.
First of all, after 40, it's best to use a gentle cleanser. SunWindSnow's RainShower cleans your face without the harsh detergents that soap contains. This helps to maintain the skin's protective barrier and retain moisture. So you're starting off with clean, soft, intact skin that is ready to absorb some active ingredients.
Next up, a serum with targeted active ingredients. A Vitamin C Serum, like SunWindSnow's DewDrops, delivers collagen boosting, anti-oxidant Vitamin C deep into your skin where it helps firmness and radiance. We also add plant stem cells for their anti-inflammatory effects and hyaluronic acid to help with hydration.
If you're experiencing looseness or a bit of sagging, peptides have been shown to help. SunWindSnow's SnowDrops are firming peptides, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory plant stem cells, and our special blend of adaptogenic herbs(green tea, gotu kola, reishi mushroom, green tea, and more) in a cooling cucumber hydrosol gel that sinks into your skin. You can put this serum right over the Vitamin C.
Top with a beautiful anti-oxidant moisturizer to seal in all the goodness. A light, non-greasy cream moisturizer helps to seal in moisture and nutrients while also protecting with free radical fighting anti-oxidants to help off set the effects of UV rays, pollution, and blue light.
SunWindSnow's SunUp can be used both morning and evening to supply the antioxidants found in blueberries, bayberries, cranberries, green tea, and sea buckthorn.
And of course, sunscreen.
Sunscreen is the single most important you can do to protect your skin's health and long-term looks.
Yes, you do need sun for health. You do not need excessive sun, or constant sun exposure in one place (like your face). Not only does excessive sun exposure lead to wrinkling, sagging, and dark spots, it is responsible for skin cancer which is definitely not healthy. If you do nothing else, please wear sunscreen.
SunWindSnow's All Weather Defense SPF 30 is a non-nano mineral sunscreen that you will love. It is an easy to carry stick that is tinted and blends easily into your skin. No ghost face and a light, non-greasy feel. Patented technology boosts the antioxidant effect by 200%. It also protects against other forms of environmental insult such as pollution and blue light.
In the evening, repeat the same routine without the sunscreen.
If you'd like to try an upgrade, consider adding a mild retinol serum, such as SunWindSnow's GloDrops at night only. Retinol has been shown to reverse some the damage done by over exposure to the sun and to encourage an increase in cell turnover that can really up the glow on your face.
You could also try a heavier duty night cream such as SunDown Restoring Night Cream, which is chock full of nutrients and restorative peptides, hyaluronic acid, CoQ10, and our adaptogenic herb blend.
- RainShower Cleanser
- DewDrops Vitamin C and Stem Cell Serum
- SunUp Anti-oxidant moisturizer
- All Weather Defense SPF 30
Night time upgrades:
- SnowDrops Nourishing and Protecting Peptide and Stem Cell Serum
- GloDrops 2.5% Moisturizing Retinol Serum
- SunDown Restoring Night Cream
Along with a great skin care routine, it's important to stay active, get outside and enjoy nature and activities that you love, drink plenty of water, and get 7-10 hours of sleep each night.