June 6, 2012
Ponce de Leon spent his life in vain pursuit of the Fountain of Youth. For many modern women, that mythic search continues every time we brave a new cosmetics counter. While we may not have tapped into a product yet that can guarantee eternal beauty, you can take proactive steps toward securing the vitality of your face with an anti-aging skincare regimen designed to take the edge off the ever-advancing years.
Unsure of where to begin? When you're preparing your face for any treatment, it's important to first clear away heavily oiled areas with blotting paper. Once you're free of any excess areas, you can transition to a moisturizer that won't leave skin feeling greasy or slick. Just be wary of which areas of your face you devote attention to.
"You never have to moisturize your nose - there are enough oil glands there as is," said dermatologist Doris Day (yes, that's her real name!) in a recent interview with Allure magazine. Instead, be sure to focus your attention toward the careworn areas around your eyes and forehead.
After moisturizing, you can follow up with a product like Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask, which will help clear away the set-in effects of dirt and grime on your skin's precious pores. Made from a cocktail of grapeseed and botanical extracts, this foaming mask delivers a vivifying dose of antioxidants and vitamin C, both of which are known to diminish signs of aging and protect against sun damage. Triple Oxygen contains glycolic acids, which can eliminate zits and other blemishes before they break through your skin.