I’ve been working as an image consultant for almost 10 years now. I help people improve their personal or professional image to boost their confidence. In my profession, it’s crucial for me to look pleasing and confident all the time. Otherwise, my clients would be skeptical to take my classes.
Working for 12 hours or more and sometimes on weekends, however, is exhausting. It reflects on my appearance, making me look tired. Sometimes I don’t feel confident because I feel like I’m starting to look older. I’m still in my 30s, and already I’m showing fine lines.
Work-Related Stress Ages my Skin Faster
I work with people with different personalities. I meet them personally to learn their personal and professional goals and create a plan that will help them reach those goals. If I’m not with my clients, I spend my free time working on my computer.
I am also responsible for improving and transforming my clients’ behavior and communication skills to make them stand out from the crowd. In some cases, I handle groups of students who need to establish a strong image required for their chosen field.
As much as possible, I want to have a work-life balance. But with all my duties at work, I forget to take care of myself. I don’t even have enough time to follow a proper skincare routine. Because of that, I’ve started to notice that I look older than my actual age. Fine lines are already showing, especially on my forehead and under my eyes.
Upgrading My Skin Care
I panicked at the sight of the signs of fine lines. It felt like someone threw bucket water on me and woke me up. I realized I should start caring for my skin seriously not only to look young but also to maintain my reputation as an image consultant.
I was searching for an anti-aging product online when I came across Origani Ageless by Nature Collection. Since it’s a luxury brand, each product costs higher than my usual budget for skin care products. But after reading product reviews of Origani, I decided to purchase two products from the collection:
- Ageless by Nature Youth Infusion Cream Complex
- Ageless by Nature Youth Infusion Booster Serum
These are a major upgrade to my skin care arsenal. I rarely spend a huge amount of money on a skin care product. That’s why I have high expectations for my current purchases.
The cream is a naturally-derived Sculptessence™ that gives the skin a plumper and rejuvenated appearance. The serum, meanwhile, has riboxyl (natural sugar that fights the loss of elasticity, dullness, and the appearance of fine line and wrinkles) that oxygenates the skin, giving it a fresh appearance.
With benefits like those, who wouldn’t want to add these products to their skin care regimen?
My Anti-Aging Skincare Routine
The skin needs extra TLC to stay youthful and healthy. I realized I should have started preventing fine lines before they started appearing on my face. Nevertheless, here is my skin care routine that keeps my fine lines at bay:
- Remove makeup thoroughly
I wear makeup at work regularly. I make sure to remove it properly after office hours to keep my pores clean. I used to rely on makeup wipes, but I’ve noticed they leave my skin dry. I decided to switch to cleansing oil, which gently removes my makeup completely.
- Cleanse gently
I’ve always used gentle cleanser, even when I was a little younger. But as I get older, using the product becomes more crucial to my skin care regimen. Gentle, pH-balanced cleansers are ideal for aging skin because they won’t strip the moisture off the skin, protecting it from environmental factors that cause skin problems.
- Exfoliate chemically
Once or twice a week, I exfoliate using a product that contains alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), chemicals suitable for maturing skin. You might think chemical-based products can damage the skin. But since the skin slows down, replenishing itself as we age, exfoliants help eliminate dead cells off the skin. Chemical exfoliants dissolve the bonds between skin cells and let them detach, leaving your skin healthier.
- Pat anti-aging serum
After cleansing, I apply my Ageless by Nature Youth Infusion Booster Serum on my face, neck, and décolletage. If you’re new to serums, their active ingredients are in higher concentration than moisturizers. I use this product day and night, every day.
- Lock in the moisture
I finish my routine by applying my Ageless by Nature Youth Infusion Cream Complex on my face and neck. I use this every day, as well, both in the morning and at night. A moisturizer provides enough hydration to the skin, preventing the appearance of fine lines.
- Protect the skin from the sun
When I go out in the morning, I never skip sunscreen. The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays age the skin faster by breaking down collagen and causing abnormalities in elastin. They also cause uneven pigment patches. My daily sunscreen is a broad-spectrum SPF 30, which according to research can improve skin texture, fade age spots, and flatten out wrinkles by 20 percent after three months of application.
My Experience with Origani’s Ageless by Nature
I have been using my Origani Ageless by Nature products for more than three months now. In that period, I’ve seen significant improvements in my skin. I noticed that I look fresher and just a little bit young looking. My clients have also been asking me what treatments I’ve been getting to look so rested.
As an image consultant, who helps individuals look and feel good about themselves, it’s crucial for me to understand how to take care of my own skin. I had been busy building my career that I neglected self-care.
I’m glad to discover a brand that delivers good results. It was a rewarding purchase, but I hope the product comes in a larger quantity, given its price. Overall, I’m satisfied with my Origani products. I’m looking forward to trying other products from their selections.
Have you tried the same products? Feel free to share your experience. If you have recommendations for maintaining youthful skin, I’m open to that, too.