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How to Correct Skin Care Mistakes and Keep Your Skin Looking Young

It’s bound to happen, whether or not you want to believe it. The day will come when you look in the mirror, whether to wash your face, apply makeup or brush your teeth, and you will notice that your skin has changed. It won’t be anything drastic, maybe you realize that you need more moisturizer than before or that the tone is just a bit uneven, you may even spy your very first wrinkle. Disbelief may set in as you think about all of the things you have done to avoid this exact moment; did you forget your sunscreen too many times? Drop into bed with your makeup on more than you thought? Don’t panic though, a few changes to your routine can keep you looking young for years to come.

Pick the right cleanser for you: Your skin should feel renewed and flexible after washing, not tight. Cleansers that are too harsh can rob the skin of its natural lubricants and increase the appearance of fine lines. Furthermore, if your skin tries to compensate for that lack of moisture, oil production will ramp up and can trigger breakouts.

Prep your skin before using retinol products: Retinoid products speed cell turnover and stimulate collagen production, but they can also be drying and can produce redness and peeling skin. Prep your skin with an antioxidant, like green tea, for a couple weeks then start off with a milder retinol product. Shira Esthetics offers a full line of products that prevent and reverse aging and skin damage. You can buy our anti aging products online with the knowledge that you will be getting a gentle product with proven results.

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate: Skin care products that contain alcohol and fragrances can dry out your skin and leave it feeling irritated. Choose skin care products with plant-based ingredients, like our Shir-Organic Pure Mango Butter Mask. This product is made with the finest all natural and organic anti-aging formulas available, and helps replenish the skin’s natural moisture level while improving elasticity and anti-inflammatory activity.

Exfoliate: Giving your skin a good scrub removes dead skin cells and encourages the production of new cells. Plus, exfoliating helps ensure that anti-aging products are being absorbed. Be aware though, there is such a thing as too much exfoliation as it can strip your skin. For most people, a couple times a week should do the trick.

Use sunscreen every day: If you aren’t using SPF daily, anti-aging products can become a waste of money and time. Choose a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more that’s labeled broad-spectrum, and wear it every day, no matter the weather.

Finally, always know the products you are using, including when and how to use them. Whether buying anti-wrinkle cream, cleansers, toners or masks, Shira’s unique combination of essential vitamins, fatty acids and omega 3’s can help rejuvenate the skin and keep you looking young. Visit our site today for more information.