Getting older doesn’t mean you have to look older. There are many things that you can do to slow down the aging process so that you stay looking younger for longer. Try out this anti-aging skin routine and you’ll be amazed at the results!

Step 1: Cleanse with a gentle cleanser

Everyone’s skincare routine should start with a good quality cleanser. Nothing helps your skin look its best more than a good cleaning. Cleansing your skin is the single most important thing that you can do for it, as it remove build up from dirt, pollution, grease, and whatever else finds its way to your skin throughout the day. Cleansing your skin prepares it for the next steps of your skin routine and allows the products to really penetrate the layers of your skin.

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Step 2: Use a Vitamin C serum

You know that Vitamin C is good for your immune system, but did you know that it’s also used to improve the tone and texture of your skin? Vitamin C applied topically helps to boost collagen production, resulting in a brightened and lifted complexion. Dermatologist Patricia Wexler said, “Because of its antioxidant properties, vitamin C aids in your skin’s natural regeneration process, which helps your body repair damaged skin cells.”

Read more about the benefits of Vitamin C here.

Step 3: Do a chemical peel weekly

Chemical peels are chemical exfoliants, meaning they’re great for removing dead skin and build up that would be rough to remove physically. Chemical exfoliants dissolve dead, flaky skin, and leave the skin underneath looking beautiful and fresh. They’re a little tougher on the skin and should only be done about once a week.

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Step 4: Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate

Did you know that skin dehydration is one of the leading causes of premature aging? Hydration is so important to keep your skin looking beautiful and young! Use a good moisturizer to give your skin the moisture that it’s begging for. Skin looks healthier immediately after use!

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Step 5: Wear sunscreen every day

Most of visible aging is due to photoaging, or the sun’s effects on the skin. Only part of our skin’s aging is natural, chronological aging. Most of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots come from the sun. The bad news? Our skin sees the sun every single day. The good news? You can protect your skin with sunscreen! “There’s really no reason for photoaging,” said Dr. Melanie Palm of Art of Skin MD, “We can keep skin looking good for decades if we just take care of it.”

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