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How to Slow Aging Skin: 4 Easy Solutions

We all want to slow aging skin and look our best as we grow wiser. The earlier you start, the better—but it’s never too late to begin. Skincare not only improves how you look, it will help reduce the amount of stress and damage your skin takes, boosting your skin health in the long run. Here are 4 easy skincare solutions you can start with today.

4 Ways to Slow Aging Skin

  1. Use a Mild Face Wash

Cleansing should be the first step in your routine, especially in the evening. It’s important to get all of the grime, sweat, and sunscreen off your face instead of sleeping in it. For this reason, many people use a drying face wash because it makes their face feel “squeaky clean.” In reality, you should choose a mild face cleanser that doesn’t strip your skin of its natural oils. Your natural oils help keep your skin properly moisturized. As you age, moisturization is especially important since your skin tends to become more dry and sensitive.

Tip: Use gentle, circular motions when you cleanse your skin. Rough tugging and scrubbing can contribute to fine lines and wrinkles.

  1. Add Sun Protection to Your Routine

Sunscreen is a must to slow aging skin since it protects you from UVA and UVB rays. UVB rays cause sunburns and peeling, a form of skin damage. While UVA rays don’t cause you to burn, they can penetrate the deeper layers of your skin and damage your collagen. Collagen is the protein that makes your skin supple and wrinkle-free. As it breaks down, you experience sagging and creases.

Beyond sunscreen, incorporate sun protection into your daily routine. Use wide-brimmed hats, wear protective clothing, and seek shade when possible.

  1. Start Using Retinoids

Retinoids are a stronger version of vitamin A that actively build new collagen underneath your skin. In fact, they’re one of the only ingredients that can do so. The most potent form, known as retinoic acid or Retin-A, is only available with a dermatologist’s prescription. Less powerful (but still effective) forms of vitamin A, like retinol, are available in serums and creams. You might choose to start with over-the-counter products before you decide to ask your dermatologist for a retinoic acid prescription.

Tip: Retinoids make your skin more sensitive to the sun. Be sure to use sun protection when you go out during the day!

  1. Exfoliate Every Week

Exfoliation is the process of removing dead cells from the surface of your skin. Your skin naturally sheds these cells, but the process slows down as you mature. You can speed this process up by using an exfoliant (like a face scrub or glycolic acid). Use it two to three times a week to help brighten up your skin and reduce the appearance of dark spots.

  1. Eat to Nourish Your Skin

What you eat and drink can affect your skin for the better or worse. Skin requires hydration so be sure that you are drinking enough water each day. Limit your intake of caffeine and alcohol, which can dehydrate you. Certain foods high in protein, like bone broth, can help you build collagen as well.


Your skin naturally changes as you get older, but following these tips can help you maintain a supple glow for as long as possible. To slow aging skin, be sure to nourish it and reap the benefits!