Are you ready to start an anti-aging skin care routine? As you age, you may find that your skin has different needs than it did when you were younger. But no need to stress—all you need to do is revamp your skin care routine with a few key anti-aging skin care products. That’s where the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect collection comes in! Here, learn how to use the line as part of a six-step anti-aging skin care routine.
ANTI-AGING SKIN CARE STEP #1: CLEANSE YOUR SKIN
Every good skin care routine starts with cleansing. As skin matures, it can lose moisture, nutrients, and natural oils, which can result in skin that feels drier. So, opt for a cream cleanser, like the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Nourishing Cream Cleanser, which is formulated with replenishing oils. It helps gently yet effectively remove traces of makeup as well as cleanse without over-drying your skin. Just lather onto hands morning and night and massage it onto skin, then rinse off and pat dry.
ANTI-AGING SKIN CARE STEP #2: USE A FACE MASK
A few times a week, it’s a good idea to show your mature skin some extra love. Our favorite way to do that? By using a face mask, of course! The L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Rosy Tone Mask is formulated with AHA, imperial peony, and an ultra-fine mineral exfoliant to smooth and refresh your skin, restoring its rosy glow. Apply the mask to clean skin, avoiding the eye area, and leave on for five minutes. Gently massage the gel formula over your skin using light, circular motions to help exfoliate. Rinse off with water.
ANTI-AGING SKIN CARE STEP #3: SMOOTH ON A SERUM
Next up in your skin care routine: face serum! Generally, serums are applied after cleansing but before moisturizing. The L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Golden Serum is a non-greasy serum that can help make skin feel smoother and softer instantly and more renewed with continued use over time. It’s formulated with golden micro-reflectors to help illuminate the look of your complexion. Apply it to cleansed skin morning and night as part of your anti-aging skin care routine.
ANTI-AGING SKIN CARE STEP #4: DOT ON EYE CREAM
While pampering your complexion as part of your anti-aging skin care routine is great, you don’t want to forget about the skin around your eyes! The L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Manuka Honey Eye Gel can help hydrate your eye area as well as diminish the look of dark circles and under-eye bags with continued use over time. Every morning and evening, use the rollerball applicator to massage the formula onto the under-eye area in circular motions. Gently pat any excess with your fingers to help it absorb.
ANTI-AGING SKIN CARE STEP #5: AMP UP THE MOISTURE
Think you have enough hydration? Think again! Like we said, as your skin gets older, it requires more moisture than it did before. It’s also important to use a different moisturizer for morning and evening so your skin can get all the hydration it needs. For day cream, we recommend the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Honey Day Cream, which penetrates effectively to restore comfort and nourishing moisture to mature, very dry skin.
As for what to use before bed, reach for a night cream, like the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Honey Night Balm. Smooth it over your face in an upward motion until thoroughly absorbed, applying it after your cleanser, face mask, serum, and eye cream. Sweet dreams!
ANTI-AGING SKIN CARE STEP #6: APPLY THE RIGHT MAKEUP
Your anti-aging routine doesn’t have to stop there! While not specifically part of your skin care routine, applying makeup is the logical next step when you’re getting ready for the day. And you won’t want to use just any product after carefully curating a routine with Age Perfect products. The L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Makeup line will complement your skin regimen perfectly.
Start by applying one of the foundations specifically formulated for aging skin, the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Makeup Radiant Serum Foundation with SPF 50 or the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Makeup Creamy Powder Foundation with Minerals, then look to our article, Your Age Perfect Makeup Routine, for help completing your makeup look.
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