It is never too early, or too late to start a skincare routine and the first, most important product to consider adding to your shelf is sunscreen. Scientists confirm that proper skincare, which includes regular application of SPF, will delay your skin’s aging process. Indeed, accumulated damage from UV radiation depletes stem cells from an essential collagen protein, turning them into adult skin cells. Overtime, as collagen stores continue to deplete and more stem cells are “adulting,” there will no longer be enough stem cells to replace the older, more damaged ones. This type of cell turnover is exactly how cuts on the top layer of the epidermis heal. But that’s not all! Sun exposure also breaks down elastin — a connective tissue protein that allows the skin to stretch and bounce back — which returns the skin to its original position after being pulled or pinched. Although elastin can self-repair, it loses that ability with time, leaving the skin saggy and over-stretched. Daily application of sunscreen, regardless of it being a rainy or sunny day, will keep your cell’s collagen and elastin proteins intact, enabling healthy cell turnover, thereby preventing early appearance of wrinkles. Try out our Tinted Sunscreen to offer your skin protection, non-toxic ingredients and a warm, glowing texture.\nHere are two other products whose acquisition is worth pondering about: hydrator and\/or moisturizer. Over the years, our skin starts to lose moisture. Youthful skin retains its turgor and resilience due to its high water content that is maintained thanks to Hyaluronic Acid (HA). Specifically, HA is excellent at retaining water, while HA-bound water in both the dermis and epidermis maintains skin’s hydration. Scientists observed that as an individual ages, their epidermal HA is drained of its water content, inducing it to gradually disappear. As a result, the epidermis loses HA, its principle molecule that binds and retains water molecules, expediting skin’s reduction in moisture levels. Hydrators forestall this by binding water to the skin, thereby replenishing HA’s water reserves. On the other hand, moisturizes maintain skin’s hydration and protect its lipid barrier through preventing water molecules from escaping. Try out our Growth Factor Peptide Créme, Renew Intense Collage and Cucumber Reparative Créme to provide your skin with emollient and moisturizing agents. What else is useful to include in a skincare regimen? Natural face oils and serums. Plant oils can be extremely potent as they are a rich source of antioxidants. Antioxidants are different vitamins, like Vitamin C and A, that protect your skin from free radicals. Free radicals penetrate the skin, breaking down its collagen and damaging its elastic fibers through a process known as oxidative stress. Topical antioxidants neutralize those free radicals, preserving vital skin proteins and avoiding premature skin aging. Try out our best selling face oil, Nourishing Face Oil and serums Natural Retinol Face Serum, Cucumber Arnica Eye Serum, Restoring Aloe Serum, Renewal Smoothing Serum, and Growth Factor Rejuvenating Serum w\/ Peptides. \nRemember that everyday counts! The sooner you start taking care of your skin, the more it will thank you. \n \n \n \nReferences 1. Smith, Dana. Anti-Aging Discovery Could Lead To Restorative Skin Treatments. Scientific \nAmerican. 04\/04\/2019. 2. Papakonstaniu, Eleni; Roth, Michael; Karakiulakis; George. Hyaluronic Acid: A Key Molecule \nIn Skin Aging. PubMed. 07\/01\/2012. 3. Alvim, Flavia. Antioxidants In Dermatology. PubMed. May 2017.