Patricia Finn is Vice President of Marketing for Nerium International. Trish has more than 15 years of experience in product development and brand marketing and contributes to Nerium’s blog as an expert in the fields of skincare and wellness.
1. Use products that brighten and detox your skin
This is an easy but often overlooked step. While you might be using some great age-defying products with moisturisers and antioxidants – well-known wrinkle deterrents – you can’t forget about brightening and helping detox your skin. Research shows that pollution is becoming skin’s number one enemy because it can lead not only to fine lines but also to dark spots (hyperpigmentation). In fact, many times it’s the appearance of dark spots that prematurely age the look of your skin. Nerium’s IllumaBoost™ Brightening & Shield is a super easy product to incorporate into your skincare routine to brighten and shield your skin. With a powerful combination of two gold-standard brightening ingredients, Niacinamide and Vitamin C, this serum is a must-have, skin-saving multitasker!
2. Drink plenty of water
Your body is mostly water. Water is what nourishes cells, tissues and organs. It’s essential for life. And, while you need water to keep your internal systems functioning, water intake is also a great way to keep your skin hydrated from the inside-out, keeping skin looking fresh and radiant. On the flip side, a lack of water can leave skin looking dry and sallow. Drinking water is such a simple step to help keep your skin in tip-top shape that many people forget about. But, I’m here to tell you, keep it top of mind. It’s a little skin “hack” that will have you looking in the mirror at a healthy, vibrant reflection.
3. Don’t overdo your makeup
I LOVE makeup, so you’ll never hear me tell you not to wear it. But makeup can add years to your age, without you even knowing it, depending on the amount and type of makeup you wear. The fact is the heavier your concealer, foundation, and eye makeup, the more the formula and pigment can settle into fine lines throughout the day and make hardly visible lines look like deep wrinkles. My advice is to use a super-light concealer with a tinted moisturiser or if you want more coverage, a hydrating foundation. Look for super-hydrating ingredients in your foundation, such as hyaluronic acid and glycerin. And, make sure to start with a face that is sufficiently moisturised, so that you have a nice, soft canvas on which to apply your makeup. Nerium’s Day Cream is a great pre-makeup product. Its lightweight formula adds hydration without weighing skin down or interacting with your foundation. Plus, mid-day, try this pro tip to refresh the area under your eye: apply Nerium’s Eye-V™ Moisture Boost Hydrogel Patches on-top of your makeup to freshen it up and bring back the dewiness that’s usually gone after lunch.