It is important to start taking care of your skin early. Don’t wait until the damage has been done or try to catch up in the following years. Did you know that the signs of aging usually crop their ugly head in your late 20’s, early 30’s. This doesn’t mean you wait until then to start taking care of your skin. Even as a baby your mom took care of your skin with baby lotion after a bath.
I recently had the opportunity to walk through a RoC Skincare academy and share what I learned with a few friends and family.
The Skincare Aging Process
- Late 20s: Your body is constantly shedding dead skin cells as new cells are formed, and the frequency with which the skin sheds dead cells is already slowing.
- 30s: Oil gland production slows down. Exfoliation becomes crucial to cleanse dead skin cell buildup.
- 40s: Women might start to see freckles become darker, collagen and elastin continue to break down, and facial skin may also sag and appear more tired, so you might consider a stricter anti-aging regimen.
- 50s and beyond: Skin damage over the years, such as sun exposure in the form of age spots, can begin to appear. It’s never too late to start protecting skin – use a minimum SPF 30 broad-spectrum sunscreen on your face and body and reapply at least every two hours.
I was most interested in learning about Retinol since it has become the main ingredient in anti-aging skincare products. I really knew nothing about it. It started with retonic acid. Scientists published the first study proved retinoic acid’s efficacy in treating the signs of aging. However, skin’s low tolerance of retinoic acid led scientists to explore retinol as an effective, less irritating alternative.
As you can see Retinol is the number one dermatologist -recommended cosmetic anti-aging fighting ingredient. In 1995 RoC brand scientists were the first to develop production technology that ensured retinol would not degrade. One thing to remember when trying a new product is patience is a virtue. This means while results will hopefully begin to show sooner rather than later it takes time.
Consistency is key to a successful anti-aging skin care regimen. Use a product consistently for 6-12 weeks to see that benefit. The RoC® Brand recently conducted a one-year clinical study, which proved that users can expect to see additional improvement with longer use. The study showed that improvements increased over each month, with visible improvements even after 52 weeks of consistent use.
I’ve been using the product now for a while and I really love how my skin feels even after one use. I can’t wait to see what it will look like after 6-12 weeks. Hopefully those crows feet will be less visible.
Q & A from Readers
Q: Will these products take away discolorations on the skin?
A: Roc Retinol Correxion is a skin care range that uses retinol to fight wrinkles, fine lines and uneven skin tone and texture. Find more information about uneven skin tone here: http://www.rocskincare.com/uneven-skin-tone
Q: Will these products help reduce the fine lines around my eyes?
A: RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Eye Cream: This nongreasy moisturizing cream is especially formulated for use around the delicate eye area. It evens out the look of dark circles and helps to reduce the look of puffiness in four weeks, and it visibly reduces the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes and crow’s feet in 12 weeks.
Q: I would love to know the best way to correct sun spots.
A: Use a combination lotion formulated with RoC®RETINOL and sunscreen with broad spectrum SPF not only to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and discoloration, but also to protect the skin from future sun damage.
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This post is brought to you by The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own, and I hope you enjoy them.