Chapter 29: How to Start an Anti-Aging Skin Care Routine

Beauty Book

Having young, healthy and radiant skin when you’re older is the goal, and while aging is inevitable, it doesn’t mean your skin has to look as old. The key to maintaining younger looking skin is prevention. Don’t wait until you notice premature fine lines to start using anti-aging products. It’s harder to reverse what’s already happened! 

You can slow down the process of your skin aging by starting an anti-aging skin care routine even before seeing early signs of aging. Follow this guide if you’re not sure how to start: 

Step 1: Double Cleanse

Washing your face once is never enough so make sure you’re double cleansing, especially at night. Beauty of Joseon’s Cleansing Balm effectively removes all traces of makeup and oil-based impurities while keeping your skin moisturized. This cleansing balm is also formulated with rice water, chrysanthemum and fermented grains that brighten skin and boost its elasticity. 

Follow with a gentle and hydrating cleanser like the Brilliant Gold Cleansing Foam from A.H.C to get rid of water-based impurities like sweat and dirt. The Brilliant Gold Cleansing Foam won’t strip your skin of its natural oils and keeps your skin hydrated thanks to its formula containing royal jelly, honey, propolis and milk protein extracts.

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Step 2: Toner

Don’t skip this step as incorporating a toner helps prep your skin for the rest of the skin care products you’ll be piling on. Go for a toner that refreshes your skin and restores your skin’s pH balance after cleansing. You can’t go wrong with ROUND LAB’s 1025 Dokdo Toner, which gently exfoliates and refines skin’s texture.

 

Step 3: Serum

The next step is where you target any visible signs of aging with a serum packed with concentrated formulas. Pick a serum formulated with vitamin C, which is powerful antioxidant that protects your skin from free radicals and sun damage. A vitamin C serum also helps fade dark spots and even out your skin tone.

 

Step 4: Facial Oil

Our skin loses elasticity as we age so it’s essential to incorporate skin care products that help keep your skin firm and supple. Applying a facial oil is a great way to improve the skin’s elasticity. If you have oily skin, you can skip this step in the morning and reserve it for your nighttime skin care regimen to replenish skin overnight. For those with dry skin, try mixing a drop of facial oil with your daytime moisturizer for an added boost of dewiness and radiance, and to keep your skin hydrated all day long.

Want to prevent premature signs of aging? Give ROVECTIN’s Skin Essentials Barrier Repair Face Oil a go. This oil really delivers anti-aging results thanks to the abundance of vitamin E found in its ingredients list.

 

Step 5: Eye Cream

Early signs of aging tend to show up around the eyes, like crow’s feet or dark circles under the eyes. The skin around your eyes is already thin and more delicate than the rest of your face so stick to applying products that are light and gentle.  

Apply an eye cream like I’m from’s Ginseng Eye Cream to instantly hydrate and nourish the skin around your eyes. It’s formulated with red ginseng extract, hyaluronic acid and collagen, so you can expect your fine lines and wrinkles to reduce over time. 

 

Step 6: Moisturizer

Apply a nourishing face cream both day and night to keep skin hydrated. For tighter and firmer skin, MIZON’s Collagen Power Firming Enriched Cream comes to the rescue. This luscious cream is packed with collagen to deeply nourish skin and visibly reduces fine lines and wrinkles. 

 

Step 7: SPF

No skin care routine is complete without sunscreen, particularly in the morning. Finish off your anti-aging skin care routine with a daily sunscreen before you head out the door. Even if you’re in your early 20s, your skin still needs daily protection from the sun’s harmful rays. 

Pick a broad spectrum sunscreen that provides you with both UVA and UVB+ protection as these harmful rays can penetrate deeper into skin and cause premature aging. A great lightweight sunscreen for everyday use is innisfree’s Daily Mild Sunscreen, which gives you sufficient sun protection and leaves a refreshing finish on skin. 

Don’t forget to incorporate weekly face masks to help hydrate, smooth and strengthen the skin’s barrier. As long as you follow and maintain a good anti-aging skin care regimen along with a healthy diet, you can expect to age gracefully!