There’s skincare, and then there’s preventative skincare. Preventative skincare aims to help keep your skin in good shape to prevent skin conditions from arising. One of the best examples is sunscreen — using sunscreen can help prevent premature skin aging, sun damage, and more serious concerns.
To understand how to proactively take care of your skin and prevent problems down the road, it’s essential to know what those problems might be. Consider this your guide to taking better care of your skin.
What Contributes to Skin Damage?
Preventative skincare is all about preventing skin concerns like breakouts while promoting healthier, fuller skin and helping your skin age more gracefully. The skin is the largest organ on the body, and because it works as your protective suit of armor, it takes a beating against external aggressors.
Skin damage is caused by free radicals, molecules released in the skin when exposed to stressors like UV rays from the sun, pollution, household cleaning chemicals, or cigarette smoke. These molecules can damage healthy skin cells, and that damage can look like dark spots, uneven skin texture, and loss of skin resilience.
Your skin is going to age, but taking better care of your skin can ensure the signs of aging don’t steal the spotlight. As you age, protein production in the skin begins to slow down, causing the skin to become thinner and more slack.
Additionally, facial muscles underneath the skin begin to weaken and atrophy, which can cause your skin to lose resiliency. Less support from the underlying facial structures means your skin may start to look and feel less firm than you remember.
Changes in Tone and Texture
Even before you hit age 30, you can experience skin tone and texture changes. Many of these changes may be due to sun exposure and the development of sunspots, but some of them can be due to improper skincare, changes in climate or season, or using the wrong products for your skin type.
Struggling with breakouts can be frustrating, especially if you feel you’ve outgrown the accepted age of having blemishes. You can have imperfections throughout your teenage years into your 40s and even your 50s. Preventative skincare can help you manage your breakouts and enjoy healthy, glowing skin.
What Is a Good Preventative Skincare Routine?
Leveling up your skincare routine doesn’t require many products or enormous time spent on treatments. You can use a simple preventative skincare regimen to take care of your skin now and prevent future skin issues.
Make Your Cleanser Do Double Duty
Exfoliating is one of the best ways you can help support your skin’s radiance and glow. Exfoliating gently removes the dead skin cells that cling to the surface of your skin. Otherwise, these cells can clog pores, lead to breakouts, and cause your skin to look dull. Exfoliating helps you target breakouts, even out the appearance of skin tone, and restore glow and vitality.
NuFACE® Prep-N-Glow Facial Cleansing Wipes allow you to cleanse and exfoliate with one product. One side gently removes dirt, oil, and makeup with an oil-free, hydrating cleanser that won’t clog pores or strip your skin of moisture. The other lightly textured side gently exfoliates and polishes the skin to keep it looking radiant and healthy.
Address Existing Damage
If you’re already experiencing skin concerns, don’t worry. You can refine your skin and work on correcting issues with skin tone by using potent serums that contain skin-brightening ingredients, like vitamin C and niacinamide (vitamin B3). You can find both ingredients in the NuFACE Super Vita-C Booster Serum. To use, apply a small amount to your fingertips and massage into your skin in a circular motion. This serum is also plant botanicals to help address skin resilience.
Level Up Your Skin Protection
Protecting your skin requires sunscreen and the protective antioxidants that shield your skin from free radical damage. Antioxidants are naturally found in berries, citrus fruits, and green tea.
Applying a serum with antioxidant protection can help you keep your skin safe against environmental stressors and is a great way to add a level of protection to your skincare routine that will help your skin age healthfully.
NuFACE Super Antioxidant Booster Serum contains a superfruit blend of wolfberry, blueberry, and cranberry to load your skin with antioxidants. It’s also formulated with IonPlex®, a proprietary blend of ionized glacial water that enhances microcurrent therapy. This serum also addresses skin resiliency with a blend of plant botanicals like edelweiss flower and carnosine.
Plump It Up
Keeping skin plump and firm as it ages works best when you start taking measures to address any volume loss early. If you’re in your 20s or 30s, now is the time to start using products that help keep your skin looking full and youthful.
NuFACE Super Peptide Booster Serum is formulated with plumping peptides, IonPlex, and plant botanicals, making it easy to address skin volume concerns. This product fits easily into your schedule and helps keep your skin hydrated and healthy.
Treat Your Skin to Microcurrent
Many think the only solutions to particular skin concerns are invasive and expensive, but that isn’t true. Microcurrent therapy, which uses a low-level electrical current, can target the skin and underlying facial structures to help rejuvenate and refine your skin. The sooner you use it, the better.
If you’ve never tried microcurrent therapy, it’s easy to get started. The NuFACE TRINITY + Complete Set contains everything you need to start, including the Effective Eye & Lip Attachment and red-light Wrinkle Reducer. The Effective Eye & Lip Attachment addresses fine lines near the eyes and around the mouth, while the Wrinkle Reducer Attachment targets all over facial wrinkles.
It’s important to note that all NuFACE Microcurrent Devices are aesthetician-developed and FDA-cleared for safety as preventative treatments for adults over 18. Adding microcurrent treatment to your daily skincare routine is one of the best preventive measures to increase your skin's wellness.
How To Use Microcurrent With Preventative Skincare
Adopting a proactive skincare routine is easy with NuFACE. Armed with your favorite microcurrent device and the specially formulated, targeted serum of your choice, you’re ready to get started.
Using a Prep-N-Glow towelette, thoroughly cleanse and exfoliate the skin. Make sure there is no existing makeup on your skin, and allow your skin to dry completely. Spritz NuFACE Supercharged IonPlex Facial Mist onto your skin to enhance hydration.
Apply a small amount of your favorite Super Booster to your fingertips and gently massage it onto your skin.
3. Activate and Lift
Apply a mask-like layer of NuFACE Activator to the treatment area. Turn on your device and perform glides and holds on this area. Massage in any excess activator for a lightweight hydrating treatment.
To Protect and Prevent
It’s never too early to begin a preventative skincare routine. By utilizing nourishing skincare formulas and microcurrent technology, you can enhance your skin now while helping to address future concerns.