A closeup portrait of young woman face holding portrait with old wrinkled faceThe right skincare routine can never stop the march of time entirely, but it may slow it down. Using the best skincare products in the proper order ensures that skin looks and feels its healthiest and best at any age. However, our skin needs different care to maintain health and vitality as we age. In this blog, we’ll talk through the benefits of boosting your skincare as you age, important things to include in your anti-aging skincare routine, and some of DermSkincare’s recommended MD Skin Essentials products for aging skin.

How Does Skincare Provide Anti-Aging Benefits?

When we’re younger, our skin is naturally smooth, full, and plump. It has high levels of elasticity, which means it bounces back when it’s tugged or scrubbed. When youthful skin is injured, it heals more quickly and is less likely to scar. With age, we see skin becoming thinner with less elasticity and fullness. Fine lines and wrinkles appear and grow deeper. In addition to these common changes, aging can cause skin health issues like dryness and irritation, skin tags, and even damage from years of sun exposure that may lead to skin cancers.

While these changes are likely to occur over time, good skincare can help to preserve health and vitality. The right anti-aging products keep skin hydrated to avoid dryness, cracking, and irritation. Your skincare routine can also help to stimulate cell turnover and encourage the production of collagen and elastin, which diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and keeps skin looking smooth and firm.

What Is the Best Anti-Aging Skincare Routine?

Before you choose your skincare products, it’s important to develop the right skincare routine. Your anti-aging skincare routine doesn’t need to be unnecessarily complicated. Instead, there are just a few simple steps to take in the morning and evening to improve the health of aging skin.

For the best anti-aging morning skincare routine, take the following steps:

  • Cleanser – a gentle facial cleanser without drying ingredients
  • Toner – find a good toner to balance the skin’s pH without stripping moisture
  • Hydrating Skin Serums& Vitamin C Serums – alternate hydrating skin serums, which are a great way to boost moisture and soothe skin, with vitamin C serums, which help to protect against sun damage
  • Moisturizer – a lightweight moisturizer that boosts the skin’s moisture and improves the protective barrier as well as an eye cream to keep the skin around the eyes healthy and hydrated
  • Sunscreen – sun exposure is responsible for much skin damage and signs of aging, so it’s important to protect against the sun’s UV rays

For the best anti-aging evening skincare routine, take the following steps:

  • Cleanser – in most cases, the same cleanser can be used in the morning and evening
  • Toner – for those with sensitive or very dry skin, a toner may not be necessary at nighttime, but for those who are using toner twice a day, the same toner can be utilized in the morning and evening
  • Skin serums& Retinols – alternate hydrating skin serums with retinols, which promote healthy skin cell turnover
  • Moisturizer – a thicker moisturizer to hydrate at the end of the day paired with a moisturizing eye cream before bed

Other skincare steps for aging skin include:

  • Exfoliation – while daily or regular retinol use can help to exfoliate the skin, it’s still important to use an exfoliating cleanser, chemical exfoliant, or other exfoliating product once or twice each week.
  • Face masks – using a deep moisturizing face mask once each week can help to soothe inflammation and boost overall hydration.

Which MD Skin Essentials Products Offer Anti-Aging Benefits?

Any good, consistent skincare routine can help to prevent skin aging and improve the appearance of skin as it ages, but the right skincare products can fully transform the way skin looks and the way you feel in your own skin. MD Skin Essentials has an entire line of products formulated to provide anti-aging benefits. Read a little more about each of these products below.

MD Skin Essentials Fortify – Antioxidant Serum

If you’re looking for the right vitamin C serum to include in your morning skincare routine to minimize skin damage from sun exposure, the MD Skin Essentials Fortify antioxidant serum may offer the ideal solution. While some vitamin C serums can be drying, the MD Skin Essentials Fortify doesn’t adversely affect the skin’s pH balance or cause dryness or irritation, making it a great option for any skin type.

MD Skin Essentials Energize – Retinol Serum

Retinols are essential for anti-aging skincare, but they can be drying, and cause irritation, and some people even have a more severe adverse reaction called retinization where skin peels and turns red. When curating the MD Skin Essential Energize retinol serum, our dermatologists knew this was the one problem with retinol that needed an effective solution. They chose MD Skin Essentials Energize Retinol Serum because it includes soothing and hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid, Bisabolol, and sea whip extract to address the potentially negative side effects of retinol usage without losing any of the benefits.

MD Skin Essentials HylaCream – Deep Hydrating Moisturizer

Ensuring skin is moisturized and the protective barrier is maintained is an important part of skincare for aging skin. Without adequate moisture, the skin can overproduce natural oils, called sebum, which can lead to oiliness. Oily skin doesn’t always feel great, but it can also inhibit skin cell turnover, which is essential to reduce the obvious signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots. The MD Skin Essentials HylaCream deep hydrating moisturizer offers a unique formulation that gives skin enough moisture without being too thick or heavy. The mousse-like consistency feels silky and smooth, and it’s easily and fully absorbed by the skin. Rich in ceramides, the MD Skin Essentials HylaCream helps repair the skin’s natural protective barrier for long-lasting hydration.

MD Skin Essentials Silk Shield – Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen

Sun damage is one of the biggest contributors to skin aging. For this reason, it’s essential to protect the skin from the sun’s UVA and UVB rays. Additionally, research has shown that blue light from phones, computers, and TV screens may also be responsible for accelerated signs of skin aging. That means applying sunscreen to any exposed areas of skin every day is essential even if you’re not going to be spending much time outdoors. While any sunscreen is better than none at all, finding a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects against UVA and UVB rays, as well as blue light, should be the ultimate goal. If you can find a sunscreen that’s also formulated to improve the health and appearance of aging skin, you’ve achieved the gold standard, and that’s just what the MD Skin Essential Silk Shield broad-spectrum sunscreen offers. Purely mineral based, this sunscreen protects against UVA, UVB, and blue light while also smoothing, soothing, and hydrating skin.

Talk to a Trusted Dermatologist About Your Anti-Aging Skincare Routine

If you’re interested in working with a professional to develop a skincare routine, the U.S. Dermatology Partners team would be happy to hear from you. The knowledgeable dermatologists at U.S. Dermatology Partners put together the list of products available here on Derm Skincare, and they helped to develop the entire MD Skin Essentials line of products. They can help you find the best anti-aging skincare products. When you’re ready to get started, simply take a moment to complete the online scheduling request form. One of the U.S. Dermatology Partners team members will be in touch shortly to answer your questions and schedule your appointment.