If we could all drink from the fountain of youth, we’d never die and our child-like faces would remain forever. Some of you may be thinking that this idea is a dream.
Whether young or old, aging is one aspect of life we all face. By the time you’ve finished reading this, you will have grown just that much older, so let’s make sure what we have to say is worth your effort!
For those of you who are looking to defy the sands of time and keep your face as ageless as possible, it’s important to understand what happens to skin as the years slip away. Only then can you implement steps to delay the process.
So why does our skin look saggy and wrinkly over time? Many factors play into this: genetics, environment, and skincare are a few.
Genetics: Maybe Mom and Dad left you some great genes. Maybe they turned into a prune at midnight on their eighteenth birthday. Either way, you were born with the hand you were dealt, so let’s focus on how to make the best of it.
Environment: The appearance of wrinkles and aged skin can definitely be affected by where you live. Do you thrive in the heart of a city, constantly bombarded by pollutants and free radicals? Or what if you work in a desert where the sun’s UV rays beat on your brow all the livelong day? This factor cannot be underestimated and can lead to uneven skin texture, pigment changes, and even more pronounced blood vessels and veins. If that’s the look you’re going for, then that’s perfect. Otherwise, let’s move forward to the element you can actively control.
Skincare: As you age, the skin naturally begins to thin and dry out. Because of the skin receiving less moisture, the body loses the ability to produce adequate amounts of elastin and collagen. This, along with the previously mentioned categories, can lead to our nemesis: The Wrinkle.
So what do we do to battle our foe?
This questions really depends on what stage you are in when it comes to the aging game. It also has to do with your skin type.
Let’s use some common sense, which may not be so common, and think. If aged skin is a result from thinning and a less hydrated layer of the skin, then let’s be sure to keep the body sufficiently hydrated. The current recommendation is to drink eight 8oz glasses of water a day. It’s the 8X8 rule if you need something to help you remember.
That’s it? Just drink water? Alas, it’s not, and our list continues. Our job in taking on “The Wrinkle” requires us to become defenders. If you are actively exposed to UV rays, protect the skin with SPF, take advantage of shade to avoid harsh sunlight, and find a moisturizer that works with your skin.
Beyond that, it helps to have a diet as well as supplies that actively eliminate free radicals in the body. As elastin and collagen become less effective, abnormal growth occurs in the cells. The smooth distribution of the skin shifts as it struggles to eliminate free radicals properly. That’s when wrinkles appear.
If you’re reading this and feeling like all of this is a lot of work, or you don’t have the time to experiment with a million products to figure out what helps with what, don’t worry... Double Dare is here to help.
Keeping moisture in the skin isn’t a problem for everyone, but for those who suffer, it doesn’t have to remain that way. Double Dare’s Bubble Mask not only can be used to detoxify the skin, but it also uses hydrolyzed collagen and plant based stem cells to knock the dry away and bring in some much needed moisture.
What about all of that talk about free radicals? If you’ve realized that an answer has not been provided on what battles these pests, you’d be right. We won’t leave you hanging though. Double Dare’s Green and Purple Mask both have antioxidant boosting qualities along with sebum control and pore tightening respectively. Yes! There’s the answer we were waiting to read. Antioxidants help to defend against free radicals, adding one more layer in avoiding wrinkles.
For those who already have wrinkles and are looking to diminish the lines, allow us to recommend Double Dare’s 24K Peel Off Mask and Zone Mask as well. These masks specialize in toning and tightening the skin, giving what may be lacking that extra boost.
Have you heard the quote saying, “Live fast, die young, and leave a good looking corpse?” It’s an older quote, and let’s leave it that way. Instead, let’s live to ripe, old ages while keeping our skin as healthy as possible!