Part 3/5 of the secret to keeping your skin young and radiant series
So, you're ready to take the next step in your skincare journey? Awesome! Today we dive into the details of how to combat the 4 factors that are causing us prematurely aging by using 4 powerful ingredients.
Read on to see how to use them properly.
If you've been following along, you might already know that hyaluronic acid, bakuchiol, lactic acid, and Rosa Damascena can do wonders for your skin.
But, if used incorrectly, they can also cause irritation or damage. So, in this post, we'll go over the benefits of each ingredient and the best ways to use them for maximum results.
First, let's talk about hyaluronic acid. As I mentioned before, it's like a tall glass of water for your skin, but using too much can actually dehydrate your skin. When used a separate ingredient it should applied after acids and before creams.
Next, let's talk about bakuchiol.
This ingredient is a game-changer for many women, but it can be irritating if used too often. When use do its own it should be applied after water-based serums and before heavier oils and moisturizers. With new ingredients it is always best to start using it once or twice a week and gradually increase as your skin tolerates it.
Lactic acid is another powerful ingredient, but it can be too harsh if used in too strong concentrations and if applied the wrong way.
My suggestion is to start with a lower concentration and work your way up as your skin adjusts. And remember, always use sunscreen when using any exfoliating ingredients like lactic acid.
And lastly, let's talk about Rosa Damascena.
This ingredient is packed with antioxidants and our skin loves antioxidants. The problem with Rosa Damscena is that it is usually in form of rose oil or rose water.
In the case with rose oil it needs to be diluted the right way so that it doesn't irritate the skin or worse cause sensitization. In the case when you use rose water, you need to make sure you use it before your serums.
Another challenge with Rosa Damscena is finding genuine products - there are si many counterfeits on the market. Sometimes instead of genuine rose essential oil the brands use alcohol products with perfume. Using such product can be harmful.
How to use the 4 ingredients the right way
The key to using these ingredients correctly is to opt for an anti aging serum that combines premium quality of each of them, the right amount and concentration of each of them.
The serum should be formulated in way that is tolerable even by sensitive skin types. It should also be made only with safe ingredients, no perfume, no parabens, no mineral oil, no harsh chemicals.