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Ask An Esti- Skincare At Any Age

10 May 2024
Youth is a Mindset, Not an Age: YTTP is for You!

Hey friend! Welcome to “Ask an Esti”- a forum where we talk all things skincare! I’m Khalid Bowens, a Licensed Esthetician in Houston, Texas, and YTTP Skin Expert. If you’ve already had the chance to read my bio, nice to virtually meet you! If you’ve also had the chance to read the introduction to this forum, my avid reading mother would love you! For those who may only have a few minutes right now to read this one article, you’re at the perfect starting place.

As a Skincare Expert at Youth to the People, one of the most common questions I get is, “Are these products for me?”. My simple answer to that is “Yes!”. The “Youth” in the name has absolutely nothing to do with age. In fact, it’s the opposite – we recommend our products for anyone from young adult (18) to older adult. Youth is a mindset – it’s about existing, growing, learning, and pushing beyond the norm. YTTP was founded with a mission to bring innovation, pro-grade results, and community to skincare, which is exactly what being youthful is all about.

Now, it’s true that as we get older, we deal with skin concerns that we may have never thought about years before, like fine lines + wrinkles. However, did you know that having antioxidants in your routine can help protect the skin from those visible signs of aging? Simply put, antioxidants are neutralizers that help reduce free radical damage. Think of free radicals as angry molecules that attack skin cells to steal electrons and make themselves go from odd and unstable to even and stable. Antioxidants come in to calm the angry free radicals by adding an extra electron to make them even and stable before causing further damage to skin cells. This process also helps prevent disruption to the skin cell that can lead to fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration, and several other skin concerns. In short, we all benefit from having antioxidants in our skincare routine.

This brings me to where it all started for YTTP: Superfoods! The superfood blend of ingredients in YTTP products are packed with skin-loving antioxidants and nutrients to keep your skin at optimal health. Think of the award-winning and top-selling Superfood Cleanser, for example. The proprietary blend of superfoods leaves the skin glowing, soft, and clean while soothing the skin and starting the initial protection from free radicals. I say initial because you still need a little bit more since you’re washing the cleanser off after 30-60 seconds.

I recommend following up with the new Superfood Skin Drip Serum. This lightweight, milky serum has superfood extracts that you love, plus the bonus of Dandelion Root, Vitamin CG, Niacinamide, and Cold-Pressed Broccoli Seed Oil for hydrating, evening tone, and smoothing texture. It’s the perfect serum to layer after cleansing morning and night to maintain and protect a healthy skin barrier while giving a lit-from-within glow.

Lastly, I recommend sealing it in with the lightweight Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream. Formulated to instantly hydrate, lasting up to 48 hours, and strengthening the skin barrier in 1 hour without the worry of clogged pores. It provides the final layer of superfood antioxidant protection against visible signs of aging, while layering well under makeup.

This Superfood routine is evidence that it’s possible to have a simple, yet effective routine to keep the skin healthy and glowing. When looking to develop a routine, regardless of skin type or concern, I recommend cleansing, treating, moisturizing, and protecting with a broad spectrum SPF30 or higher. Don’t forget to reapply every 2 hours if you’ll be exposed to UV rays through outdoor activity, windows, or driving, regardless of weather. We need antioxidants and UV protection.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this first article for “Ask an Esti”, and you leave understanding the “why” behind the “what”. Until next time, remember, Healthy skin starts with Superfoods!

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