The good news is your skin can actually get better with age—especially when you understand how your skin works and regenerates. Here are some surprising ways your skin can improve over time through 2 simple acts: protection and rejuvenation.
Protection: Wear an SPF (Even Indoors)
You need SPF even indoors, rain or shine. Dermatologists agree that the sun is the number one cause of aging. You already know that the sun’s rays are still there affecting your skin on cloudy days but what might surprise you is that they’re also reaching you indoors—unless you happen to work in a windowless room or a cave.
Unlike UVB light, UVA rays can penetrate through windows in your office, home, and car. While UVA doesn’t cause your skin to burn as quickly as UVB, it is carcinogenic and ages your skin. On top of that, Scientists have recently discovered that sun damage goes beyond the UV rays. It was proven that infrared and visible light may cause up 50% of free-radical damage that age your skin.
The bottom line: protecting your skin from UV damage with a regular SPF may simply be not enough. Philosophy labs teamed up with infrared light specialists to develop the first anti-aging breakthrough to target UVA, UVB, infrared light and visible light all at once: new ultimate miracle worker moisturizer with spf 30.
Rejuvenation: Get Your Beauty Sleep (Don’t Skimp on Your Z’s)
You need your beauty sleep, it’s not a myth! You’re not imagining that your skin doesn’t look its best after a late night. Chronic sleep loss can lead to fine lines, dark circles, and even make your skin age faster. Sleep loss can make you release more of the stress hormone called cortisol which breaks down collagen or result in too little of the growth hormone which helps repair your body.
The bottom line: Going to bed at a reasonable time consistent is important, but not the only way to keep your youthful look. Just as your body needs the sleep to repair, your skin often needs extra help in kick-starting its rejuvenation. Philosophy’s new Ultimate Miracle Worker Moisturizer has a multi-rejuvenating formula with high-performance bi-retinoid and active plant cells that help rejuvenate your skin throughout the day. If you want some serious super-charged beauty sleep, try the nighttime serum-in-cream to help reduce the signs of skin aging while you snooze.