Is it just me, or does anyone else feel like the pandemic has aged them a decade or two? Though I’ve been home quarantining with my family, we certainly all experienced a lifestyle change. People are exercising less, eating more, skipping skincare routines, having trouble sleeping, and are generally just experiencing increased stress. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again—skincare is a wonderful and self-care ritual, and not only can it make us feel better it also, of course, makes our skin look better.
If you’re feeling the effects of quarantine on your skin and are looking to reverse the signs of your 2020 aging, here are a few products I’ve been using to enhance my natural youthful glow this year.
1. Cleansing Lotion
As we age, the skin tends to get less oily and more sensitive, which is why it’s important to use a gentle face wash. I love Immunocologie’s Cleansing Lotion, because it’s a gentle, deeply nourishing anti-inflammatory cleanser that helps to replenish and regenerate the skin for a brighter complexion.
2. Hyaluronic Serum
If you’re interested in skincare, you’ve likely already heard about hyaluronic acid, a sugar found naturally in our skin that holds on to water, making the skin look hydrated and plumped. Much like the moisture mentioned above, the amount of naturally occurring hyaluronic acid in our bodies decreases as we get older. Fortunately, Immunocologie’s Hyaluronic Serum features Sodium Hyaluronate, Desert Date (Balanites Aegyptiaca) Leaf Extract, and Inulin to boost the skin’s natural moisture levels, calm inflammation, and soften fine lines and wrinkles. Two sizes of the hyaluronic acid molecule pull water from both outside and inside your body to plump the surface of your skin, revealing a plumper, firmer complexion.
3. Day Protection
Collagen decreases as we age, which leads to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Pair that lack of collagen with the lack of hyaluronic acid and moisture, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for slackened skin. I love Immunocologie’s Day Protection Cream, because it’s deeply nourishing, formulated to hydrate the skin, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as lift and firm the appearance of sagging skin. For those with ultra-dry skin, our Night Protection takes the repairs of our Day Cream one step further, all while you sleep.
Of course, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and diet, as well as daily use of SPF, are also key factors in anti-aging. Couple those with the skincare routine above and you’ll be looking and feeling more youthful in no time.