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The Best 30-Second Anti-Aging Skin Care Routine

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Your skin is the only thing protecting you from the outside world—keeping vital elements like moisture in, and aggressors like smog, wind, heat and cold out. But over time, nutritional deficiencies, stress and pollutants can take their toll—resulting in visible signs of skin aging. The skin’s deepest layers begin to lose collagen—a connective protein that provides strength and flexibility—making it weaker and more vulnerable to dehydration. Skin’s outermost layer—which contains protein and pigments—becomes increasingly vulnerable to wrinkles, age spots, and dryness.

How skin ages: here’s the breakdown.

“Starting in your thirties, the five major functions of your skin start to slow down—Hydration, Nutrition, Oxygenation, Regeneration and Protection,” said Dr. Natalie Issachar, PhD and Global Director of Research and Development at Clarins. “Hydration has an impact on the softness of the skin, Oxygenation on its radiance and luminosity, Regeneration on plumpness and elasticity, Protection on premature signs of aging, and Nutrition on suppleness and skin tone.” An anti-aging skin care routine is essential for maintaining skin’s youthful vitality.

30 seconds to beautiful skin.

Luckily, the best anti-aging secrets are as easy as one, two, three. To-do today: follow these simple steps to help protect your skin from visible signs of aging.

Anti-aging step 1: Visibly lift & de-puff eye contours.

Time: 10 seconds.

The fragile skin around eyes is one of the first places to register signs of aging. Suddenly, laugh lines are no laughing matter. Under eye bags make you look like you pulled an all-nighter. Clarins’ Total Eye Concentrate is powered by Organic Harungana extract—the “healing” plant from Madagascar—to visibly reduce deep wrinkles, crow’s feet, puffiness and dark circles. This all-in-one anti-aging cream visibly lifts and illuminates eyelids for a more youthful look.

How to apply Total Eye Concentrate:

  1. Bring a small amount of product to skin temperature by warming between your fingers, so that it takes effect instantly.
  2. Press gently with your fingertips, starting at the inside corners of eyes, working outward toward temples. Repeat 3 times below and above the eyes, following the natural direction of lymphatic circulation.
  3. Tap onto upper eyelids to enhance your lashes.

Anti-aging step 2: Nourish your skin from the outside in.

Time: 10 seconds.

With age, our ability to produce collagen and elastin slows, skin becomes less supple, and wrinkles make their mark. Skin needs a nutrient-rich anti-aging serum to remain youthful-looking.

Double Serum, Clarins’ most powerful age control concentrate ever, is packed with [20+1] potent plant extracts—including age-defying Turmeric—to effectively target lines, wrinkles, even out skin tone and boost radiance in just 7 days.* It’s the ideal anti-aging serum for all ages, all ethnicities, all skin types—even the most sensitive.

*Satisfaction test - 362 women - 7 days.

How to apply Double Serum:

  1. Bring a few drops to skin temperature by warming between palms, so that your skin accepts it instantly.
  2. Use the natural weight of your hands to distribute the product evenly over your face and neck.
  3. Clarins’ Pressure Draining Method enhances circulation, revives radiance and boosts the performance of your anti-aging cream. Using flats of hands, press 3 times on cheeks, 3 times on forehead, 5 times on neck and dĂ©colletĂ©.

Anti-aging step 3: Fight wrinkles 24/7.

Time: 10 seconds.

Day routine: Firm skin is well-hydrated skin.

For skin that looks firm at 40, moisture-rich Extra-Firming Day is one of the best anti-aging secrets out there. Powered by age-defying Kangaroo Flower extract—a new plant discovery from Australia—it promotes suppleness right at the source for skin that looks visibly firmer, smoother and more renewed day after day. Organic Desert Date and Acerola extracts target dark spots to boost radiance and even skin tone for a youthful-looking complexion.

Night routine: At night, your skin goes into repair mode.

While you sleep, your skin’s regenerative powers kick into high gear—especially between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m.—replacing damaged or dead cells with new ones. But by age 40, no matter how much beauty sleep you get, cellular regeneration starts to slow, and signs of aging set in. That’s why skin needs a targeted anti-aging cream to pick up the slack. Clarins’ Extra-Firming Night visibly firms and lifts with the wrinkle-fighting power of hydrated silica of Moonstone extract—for skin that appears visibly regenerated, firmer and tighter in just 2 weeks.**

**Satisfaction test - 107 women - 2 weeks.

How to apply Extra-Firming Day & Night:

  1. Bring product to skin temperature by warming between palms, so that your skin accepts it instantly.
  2. Use the natural weight of your hands to distribute the product evenly over your face and neck.
  3. Clarins’ Pressure Draining Method enhances circulation, revives radiance and maximizes the effectiveness of your moisturizer. Using flats of hands, press 3 times on cheeks, 3 times on forehead, 5 times on neck and dĂ©colletĂ©.

Just 3 steps and 30 seconds—that’s all it takes to create an anti-aging skin care routine that will help keep your complexion youthful-looking for years to come.