Melissa* said that she had been using face wash from Walgreens for as long as she could remember. But recently she caught a glimpse of herself in the mirror and was surprised to see her reflection.
Like seeing a photograph where you look quite different than you do in your mind, Melissa noticed that her face was starting to look older and dull. Whomp! Whomp!
"I should have been taking care of my skin, especially my face, long before now. But, my results were fine and I was happy with my skin until suddenly I realized it was NOT working any more."
Essentially, her skin was beginning to show signs of aging in her early 50s and her harsh face wash was not protecting the lipid barrier to protect her skin and keep it hydrated.
With your skin, the changes from aging are fairly predictable, and in some cases, preventable. Skin aging is classified in two different categories: Intrinsic and Extrinsic.
Intrinsic Aging is the natural, chronological process of your skin aging as you get older. As hormones slow down and tissue is diminished, your skin changes.
Now get this...
Extrinsic Aging is the cause of 70% of visible signs of aging. (These are in your control!) These include include aging caused by external physical, environmental, and chemical factors, such as UV radiation.
These causes range from your skincare products, to your sun exposure, to the material you use on your pillow.
So if you want to maintain a radiant glow, target the areas that speed up the aging process. Melissa was seeing the impacts of Extrinsic Aging because she wasn't using the best products for her particular skin.
If you are noticing that you don't have that Radiant Glow, start with the causes of Extrinsic Aging because it can make a big difference.
*Name changed to protect privacy.