Updated: Sep 21
As we get older, layers of our skin become much thinner from where the subcutaneous layer (under our cheeks, chin, and nose) loses fat. As a result, skin is left looking dull and sunken in appearance. This, in combination with a loss of elastin and collagen, can see skin looking wrinkly and dry. It is important to take effective steps to keep your skin looking refreshed and revitalised. Even after years of sun exposure, there are ways to transform your skin’s condition to appear more radiant.
Find a suitable moisturiser and moisturise daily
Whether you have very oily or dry skin, it is important to find a moisturiser that suits your skin type. With dry skin, applying a moisturiser every day will improve smoothness, reducing the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles. With oily skin, an effective moisturiser can help to prevent blemishes and acne when exposed to environmental irritants. The way you apply it can also have an impact on your skin glow. Massaging your moisturiser in circular motions onto the face improves circulation to your facial tissue, encouraging the production of elastin and collagen. Increasing the production of both these elements, leaves skin looking bright and warm in complexion. When selecting a moisturiser, try and find one with Hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid enhances moisture retention, holding onto the water to plump the skin's surface. Jegasothy et. al (2014) conducted a study to test the efficacy of new nano-hyaluronic acid in treating wrinkles and skin elasticity. Their results concluded that the hyaluronic acid improved skin elasticity by 55% over eight weeks and decreased the depth of wrinkles by up to 40%. With studies proving its positive impact, do not hesitate to try out ARLENE Renewing Face Cream for a glowing effect.
As we get older, exfoliation becomes vital in removing dead skin cells to reveal softer and brighter skin underneath. It is key in speeding up the cell renewal process, rejuvenating skin to appear less dull and tired in appearance. Chemical exfoliators create this effect for mature skin, unclogging pores for ultimate skin illumination. Kate Watson (2021) speaks to dermatologist Debra Jaliman on the best ingredients to look for in exfoliators. She mentions how citric and malic acids are powerful antioxidants to prevent dullness and signs of ageing. These antioxidants are found in ARLENE skincare such as ARLENE Purifying Hyaluronic Face Mask. Containing Apple and Fig extract, they gently exfoliate the skin to deliver a brighter skin tone.
Use products with antioxidants in them
Antioxidants produce molecules that correct signs of ageing. They work to reduce and counteract radical protection from cells that damage our skin. As a result, our skin is protected from pigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles. Flavia Addor (2017) describes this more scientifically, stating that antioxidants ‘combine to neutralise oxygen species, preventing oxidative damage to cells and tissues’. ARLENE skincare prides itself on providing 100% natural and vegan products full of antioxidants. ARLENE Marula Facial Oil and ARLENE Enhancing Face Serum contain ingredients that help to revive and repair skin, leaving a natural shine on the skin’s surface.
Use suitable make-up
If you're searching for a more glowy make-up look, you may want to consider purchasing some new make-up products. It is important when selecting a foundation or tinted
moisturiser that it is lightweight and luminous. This is so it does not diminish the skin's natural moisture, accentuating pores to uncover dryness and wrinkles. Purchasing make-up products with ingredients such as Hyaluronic acid are key to creating this glowy look, due to its natural properties providing a high moisture retention rate. It is important to remember that to achieve a glowy make-up look, the skincare element always comes first.
Moisturising every day, using an eye cream, and illuminating primer are some products that can achieve this. ARLENE skincare create the perfect pre-make-up effect- focusing on nourishing the skin for ultimate hydration and protection from environmental damage.