We live in a culture that’s obsessed with looking perfect all the time and women seem to be on the constant hunt for eternal youth. Wrinkles and lines are unimaginable and need to be fixed straight away. At least this has been the case over the past few decades.
However, there seems to be a mutiny occurring in the beauty world, and the millennials have started it. The next generation seems to have a new way of perceiving aging. Instead of buying expensive beauty products and trying to undo the damage, millennials are turning to nature in search of answers.
Natural Cosmetics Beauty
The next generation seems to be suspicious of glossy advertisements that talk to them. Instead of choosing conventional, heavily advertised beauty products, they would rather spend money on natural cosmetics. This is a drastic turn from the point of view of their parents, who advocate anti-wrinkle philosophy.
Millennials are more likely to use organic skin care products, which are a more natural and healthier way to slow down the aging process.
The natural approach is especially important when it comes to treatment and care of the face. The skin around the eyes is particularly sensitive and the first one to show the signs of aging. For, this reason, products that are meant to treat the area around eyes should contain all-natural ingredients.
This does not only apply on skin care products, such as anti-wrinkle creams, but on makeup as well. The use of quality organic eye makeup is extremely beneficial to the sensitive area around eyes.
It’s interesting to note that millennials don’t trust the advice of celebrities when it comes to choosing the right skin care product. They prefer recommendations from experts, like dermatologists before deciding to buy a specific product. Social networks also play an important role here, since young people put more trust in people they follow on social media than advertisements.
Looking at Care from the Inside Out
Millennials seem to be aware of the fact that skin reflects everything that happens inside our bodies. Bad eating habits, such as excessive fast food consumption will reflect poorly on the look of skin and no beauty products can reverse this damage.
Eating nutritious food with enough fibers, such as fruit and vegetables, drinking enough water, limiting alcohol and cigarettes and learning to cope with stress will improve the condition of your skin.
It is Never Too Early to Start
When it comes to taking care of your skin, it is never too early to start. The most important step to take in preventing signs of aging is using a quality sunscreen. Ultraviolet rays penetrate deeply into skin and cause wrinkles and uneven pigmentation. Use a sunscreen with SPF higher than 15 to protect your skin from sun damage. Use moisturizers to keep your skin hydrated. Also, use retinoids in addition to normal skin care regimen to improve skin’ elasticity and reduce the number of wrinkles and lines.
When applying these products it is important to cover everything, not just your face. Neck and hands also give away the signs of aging so they need equal amount of attention. Additionally, regular peeling and cleansing keeps your skin fresh and smooth.
The next generation is taking a different view on the anti-aging process. They have gained a new set of values that doesn’t include a wrinkle obsession. They’re more likely to choose natural products than to trust big beauty firms and their sugary-coated advertisements. Millennials seem to have adopted the attitude of aging gracefully. They seem to value natural beauty and accept themselves for who they are.
Sophia Smith is Australian based fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger. She could be described as beauty addict and life lover, with a passion for organic skincare and healthy food choices. She writes mostly in beauty and fashion related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. Sophia is regular contributor at High Style Life and Ripped.