Blonde Caucausion Woman“Youth, is wasted on the young,” How true, especially when youth is looked at in the rearview mirror of our later years. The joys of youth that were once taken for granted come to be prized as an adult. This is especially true of our skin: The benefits of smooth, youthful skin tend to be valued only retrospectively, when they begin to slowly disappear.

For many of us, the subtle signs of aging begin to appear in our early-to-mid thirties. You notice the arrival of those unwelcomed visitors: the first fine lines around the eyes and lips, and the lingering dark circles under the eyes. They tell us that living in the world surely takes its toll on our skin. And the clock keeps ticking. Soon, we’re in our 40s and 50s. The signs of aging become more pronounced, creating unique needs for our skin.

5 Ways to Beat the Clock

1.  Cleanse
It may seem basic, yet as we age, regularly cleansing our skin is vital. Sleeping in make-up, as a 20 something year-old is apt to do, might be a forgivable sin; not removing your make up in your 40s is a sin your skin will not easily forgive. Use a cleanser that has gentle surfactants (foaming agents), such as Soap Bark Extract, which is naturally anti-inflammatory and anti-acneic. It will help remove dirt and debris while protecting your skin.

2.  Hydrate
Twenty somethings have the gift of natural hydration in their skin. The skin naturally produces hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring moisturizer that holds 1000 times its weight in water. However, as we age, that production slows down.

It’s vital that we use a moisturizer that performs three key functions:

     3 Functions of a Daily Moisturizer
           Attract moisture
Bond moisture to the skin
Trap moisture in the skin

3.  Use Antioxidants
Younger skin is firm and plump because of ample amounts of collagen and elastin in the skin. However, with age and exposure to toxins, such as sun damage and environmental pollution, the collagen and elastin break down, causing the skin to wrinkle and sag. There are also free radicals, highly reactive molecules in the body that are desperate to bond with other cells that cause damage. There is a way to fight back: A strong antioxidant applied to the skin will bond with the free radicals and reduce skin damage. Supplamine®, MEG 21’s patented ingredient, is an antioxidant that works to stop and reverse the effects of toxic sugars in the skin, leaving the skin firmer, smoother, and more radiant in just 14 days.

4.  Exfoliate
There is a certain glow that younger skin naturally has. Luminescence is light reflecting off fresh, healthy skin. Younger skin is more vibrant because the cellular turnover happens more rapidly. As skin ages, the cellular turnover slows down, leaving dead skin cells on the skin’s surface. These dead cells absorb light, leaving skin looking dull and lifeless. Regular exfoliation, such as a chemical peel or microdermabrasion, will bring fresh, new cells to the surface, giving your skin a youthful glow.

5.  Brighten
Even skin tone is another gift of youth. In our 40s and 50s, those dark spots which began to appear in our 30s, now become accentuated, leaving skin tone uneven and muddled. To regain bright, even-toned skin, use products that remove dark spots, which are a byproduct of glycation, a specific type of damage caused by toxic sugars. Supplamine is the only ingredient that will fight glycation, allowing skin to be brighter, even-toned and beautiful.

Follow the 5 tips just outlined and you’ll discover that it is possible to have beautiful skin in your 40s and 50s.   Our MEG 21 with Supplamine product line is clinically proven in 7 clinical trials to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve tone and texture and show improvement in skin in just 14 days. If you’d like to see which MEG 21 products can help you on your way to radiant skin, take our Skin IQ Quiz.