You could spend hours every day with all the skin-care products on the market right now.
Most of these products make big promises: a youthful appearance, solutions for every skin problem, and the general feeling that you’re taking good care of yourself and doing the right thing for your skin.
In addition to simple and inexpensive products, you can also find so-called high-tech skin products in drug stores and pharmacies, which have been subject to years of laboratory testing by experts. Offering scientific proof, many of these products claim they’re capable of transforming the skin in a matter of weeks. And their prices reflect these claims.
In any case, it’s definitely important to take time every evening to free the skin from the stresses of the day—to cleanse, refresh and apply your favorite skin care cream. In the morning, it’s best to repeat this ritual in order to feel good throughout the day.
But is it possible to rejuvenate the skin with the “right” skin-care regimen?
In the post “How You Can Lower Your Biological Age”, I describe all the things you can do to have a positive impact on the body and the skin. Taken as a whole, these steps can shave up to 10 years off your biological age.
Unfortunately, the effects of skin care alone aren’t that far-reaching.
When we buy an expensive cream in a breathtakingly beautiful jar, we often experience an emotional high. We expect it to fix all of our skin problems. We apply it religiously. It’s an overwhelmingly good feeling!
But the fact is facial massage and facial exercises can do more for your skin’s appearance than any skin-care product, no matter how high-end or sophisticated it is.
So, as far as products go, the best thing to do is choose a skin-care line that suits your skin type and only costs enough money to make the investment seem reasonable. The differences between skin products, and the effects they have, are truly minimal.
With that in mind, here’s my skin-care routine:
- Cleansing with a facial toner
- Day cream, depending on the skin type—a rich, moisturizing cream is best
- Make-up, if desired
- Cleansing gel
- Acid peeling every other day
- Night cream with high oil content
Once a week: a face mask, as an extra source of relaxation.