Anti-Aging Skincare Tips and Hacks

Aging can happen overnight if you use harsh products on your skin

When I turned thirty my face sank almost immediately and got deep wrinkles around my laugh line area. It all happened overnight even though at the age of 29, I looked like a teen, having a baby face and smooth firm skin, except perhaps, discoloration and sunburn spots plus the sporadic adult acne on my combination skin.

I was determined to turn things around but I never had to deal with aging before so it was a bit of a learning curve. Now, not only was I dealing with pimples and hyperpigmentation, I was also trying to fix my droopy, wrinkly, thinning an sensitive skin.

Like many probably still believe, I thought that aging would be a gradual process and not something that changes what you see in the mirror over night.

I’m lucky that I was able to reverse most of the deep wrinkles as well as the fine lines and sagging skin around my chin and cheeks.

Learn how I reversed my skin aging at 30 with skincare.

During the rapid aging ordeal, I found it hard to smile or laugh.

Whenever I’d take a SnapChat selfie without the filter, I’d want to cry, seeing the multiple laugh lines. How ironic?

For a long time I even stopped posting on my personal social media. What would have been the point of taking pictures when I didn’t look happy?

Today, I’m back on social media and taking pics and posting most of my content without filters. I’m too lazy for Photoshop.

By the way, I am 34.

I’m literally only wearing lipstick. I took this pic right after I had threading and and eyebrow tint done. You are welcome to inspect the pic.

Even if I say so myself, I look no older than 24. I literally look ten years younger.

I’ll go over some of my beauty regimens and hacks that got me looking like I do.

I want to inspire other women to take back some of the years off their skins.


Life is too long! We are living longer but also reaching milestone much later in life.

A lot of a woman’s value in society hangs on her looks. Being a little prettier makes life a little easier. Ever heard of erotic capital?

So just to go over some basics of skincare:

It’s important that you know your skin type and skin condition.

Skin types are forever.

Here are the four main skin types we all have:

  1. Normal skin
  2. Dry skin
  3. Combination skin
  4. Oily skin
  5. Acne-prone skin (in combination and oily skin)
  6. Sensitive skin (permanent or temporary situation)

Even though skin types are permanent, skin conditions can be temporary, permanent, treatable or non-treatable or perhaps able to be improve, even if only by a little.

Here are some of the various skin conditions we might have:

  • Aging
  • Acne
  • Discoloration
  • Dehydration
  • Rocasea
  • Skin Sensitivity
  • Scarring
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Melasma
  • Sun Spots
  • Age Spots
  • Heat Rash (Fungal acne or pimples)
  • Inflammation
  • Crepe
  • Sagging
  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles

Skin Conditions can overlap

Even though this guide is mostly about fighting aging, it is important to note that most of us have overlapping skin problems.

Oftentimes, when treating one skin problem, we create another skin problem.

Some of these vicious skin problem and treatment cycles are unavoidable and unfortunate.

For example, in treating hyperpigmentation, your skin might become sensitive; or in treating acne and your skin barrier becomes compromised leading to dehydrated.

No skincare regimen is perfect

Skincare is unfortunately not an exact science and most of it is experimental and results are usually anecdotal.

All we can do is try and pray that we are one step further towards our goals and can find happiness in the progress we’ve already made.

What treatment options are available for skincare?

When you want to have the best condition your skin can be in, you want to to be open to trying new and old, affordable and expensive, drugstore and pharmaceutical grade, at-home as well as clinical treatments. But, not matter what you do in your skin treatment journey you need to have a great basic skin routine to fall back on for skin hygiene and maintenance as well as an alternative routine while your skin recovers from lasers, peels and other intensive cosmetic procedures, otherwise all your efforts will be in vein.

Here is a list of various skincare treatment products:

Technology is ever changing so this list might be missing a few other treatments and various skincare tools for home use.

Be careful with DIY skincare devices as some might be good while others will leave you with regrets when they exacerbate flare ups.

Who needs to use anti-aging products?

By the way, some treatments, if used responsibly, for the prevention of aging, is perfect for young people to use. This guide is for everyone looking for information, even if they might not need it right now. I read my first anti-aging book at age 15.

I think that even if you have no use for certain solutions, it’s great to have knowledge on hand in case you need it one day.


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