GOLD BOND® TIPS FOR MAINTAINING HEALTHY LOOKING SKIN
A home skincare routine can make a huge difference in how the skin all over your body looks and feels.
That’s because external factors — things like overexposure to sunlight (ultraviolet/UV), pollution, smoking, sleeping positions, diet, and daily skincare habits — account for about 80 percent of the visible signs of skin aging. Internal factors, which are genetically determined, account for only 20 percent.
SO THE BETTER CARE YOU OFFER YOUR SKIN, THE BETTER YOU'LL FEEL LIVING IN IT.
Here are a few tips.
Tip 1: Stick to a basic skincare routine
There are three important things you can do:
1. Protect your skin — Dermatologists recommend you use a body moisturizer with sunscreen every day.
Gold Bond Ultimate® Neck & Chest Age Defense with SPF 20 — to help protect the delicate skin of the neck and chest from visible signs of premature aging*
Gold Bond Ultimate® Men's Essentials 5-in-1 Face Lotion with SPF 15 — to help protect the face from sun damage,* specially formulated for men
Gold Bond Ultimate® Age Defense Hand Cream with SPF 20 — to help protect the second-most exposed part of your body from sun exposure and signs of premature aging caused by sun exposure*
*If used as directed with other sun protection measures.
2. Moisturize your skin — Use high-quality moisturizers that supply humectants, which draw water into the skin, and occlusives, which seal it in.
Gold Bond Ultimate® Healing Lotion — packed with 7 moisturizers and 3 vitamins for skin that looks and feels noticeably healthier
3. Cleanse your skin — In general, gel-based and bar cleansers are best for oily skin. Cream- or lotion-based formulas are better for normal to dry skin.
Tip 2: Improve your skin’s texture and tone
The key to vibrant, healthy-looking skin is radiance, the quality of light reflecting off the surface of your skin. The easy way to achieve that is exfoliation, which removes dead skin cells. It can provide almost immediate visible results.
Gold Bond Ultimate® Radiance Renewal Lotion — to gently exfoliate, immediately hydrate, and lock in moisture for 24 hours
Tip 3: Visibly firm your skin
Aging skin gets thinner and less firm. To help improve those changes, look for moisturizers with vitamin A, which encourages skin that looks softer, smoother, and more elastic.
Gold Bond Ultimate® Strength & Resilience Lotion — to help visibly firm aging skin
Gold Bond Ultimate® Crepe Corrector Age Defense Lotion — to improve the look of crepey skin in just two days†
Gold Bond Ultimate® Firming Neck & Chest Cream — to visibly firm the delicate skin of the neck and chest
†Back of hands and arms.
Tip 4: Minimize blemishes
Breakouts on the body can range from dark spots to blemishes.
To improve the look of dark spots, look for body moisturizers that exfoliate skin and are hydrating, non-irritating, and fragrance free. The most effective products have salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, or retinoids.
Gold Bond Ultimate® Dark Spot Minimizing Body Cream — to visibly reduce the appearance of dark spots for healthier-looking skin
Tip 5: Maintain even skin tone
Blotchy skin, or hyperpigmentation, can increase the perception of age and create dull-looking skin with a loss of radiance.
The most beneficial ways to minimize hyperpigmentation are:
- Consistent use of body moisturizers with sunscreen, and avoidance of UV light in general
- Daily use of skincare products that include vitamin C, which helps protect against environmental stressors
- Gentle exfoliation
- Drinking water
- Getting regular exercise
Gold Bond Ultimate® Restoring — to visibly improve the five signs of healthy skin: hydration, clarity, radiance, smoothness, and suppleness.
Gold Bond Ultimate® Men’s Everyday Lotion — to hydrate men’s skin for 24 hours, with 7 moisturizers and 3 vitamins, including vitamin C.
(See Tip 1 for sunscreen product recommendations)
Both scientifically and anecdotally, we know you can improve the look and feeling of your skin with a thoughtful, consistent at-home skincare regimen.
Gold Bond® high-performance, clinically tested products are an excellent start.
Katie Rodan, MD; Kathy Fields, MD; George Majewski; Timothy Falla, PhD. “Skincare Bootcamp: The Evolving Role of Skincare.” The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (2016)
* This skincare information is taken from research-based articles. All Gold Bond product recommendations are our own to help improve your skincare routine.