Introduction To Skin Ageing
There are many different ways that age and time take its toll on our skin. Some of these are inevitable and unable to be stopped, but there are many signs of ageing that are preventable and can be slowed by changes in your habits and lifestyle.
Here Are Some Initial And Important Changes You Can Make In Your Life To Slow The Signs Of Ageing
- Sun Protection
Staying out of the sun, covering your face and body with clothes, and applying a broad spectrum, water resistant SPF of 30 or higher each day before going outside (even if it’s cloudy or cold) can decrease the damage the sun’s rays do to skin. This also means using self-tanner instead of going outside to tan or using a tanning bed, because of the harmful and sometimes cancerous results of those options.
- Stop Smoking
In addition to being harmful to your lungs and mouth, smoking cigarettes can speed up the ageing of the skin and contribute to increased wrinkles and a sallow, dull complexion.
- Eat A Healthy And Balanced Diet
Eating a healthy diet can prevent premature ageing. Unhealthy foods can contribute to accelerated ageing. Drinking alcohol can also contribute to dehydration of the skin and an older-looking appearance.
- Exercise Multiple Times A Week
Moderate exercise can improve circulation and make your skin appear youthful.
- Be Conscientious About Skincare
Even products that aren’t specifically targeted toward anti-ageing can be helpful with protecting your skin. In addition to an SPF of at least 30, it’s essential to cleanse your skin twice a day as well as after you sweat heavily. When cleansing, be gentle, and don’t use harsh or stinging skin care products on your face because they can irritate the skin, which can make it look older.
How Anti-ageing Products Are Helpful To Reduce Signs Of Ageing
Although skin care products in general help with slowing the skin’s ageing process, anti-ageing products designed specifically for this purpose can be even more effective when combined with other skin care.
If you are feeling overwhelmed by all of the product recommendations and choices, consulting a dermatologist who specialises in beauty treatments in Stevenage can help you determine what works best for your skin.
Many people have concerns about anti-ageing products, however, and some of these concerns are addressed below.
- Starting Age
Dermatologists have stated that you’re never too young to begin incorporating anti-ageing products into your skincare routine because it is never too early to prevent signs of ageing. However, they stress that it’s important to find products that work for your skin type.
Some people worry if they start using anti-ageing products, their skin will become reliant and dependent on the products they use. The skin care community doesn’t fully believe this, but they do agree that there’s a phenomenon called tachyphylaxis, wherein the skin can adjust to a particular product, and the product can lose its effectiveness. To avoid this, it’s best to switch up your products if you feel they’re not working for your skin as much as they could or should be.
Many people worry about the drying nature of certain harsher anti-ageing products, but if a product is giving you dryness, breakouts, or other discomfort, your skin is likely reacting negatively, and you shouldn’t continue use.
Anti-ageing products are useful for reducing signs of ageing from any age. Below is more information on which anti-ageing skincare products to use throughout your life.
Product To Be Used For Anti-ageing At Different Age
- In your 20’s
Most people agree you don’t need targeted anti-ageing products yet, but it’s best to apply sunscreen regularly and moisturise to keep your skin healthy.
- In your 30’s
When you reach your thirties, it might be time to reach for the retinol, which is a pure vitamin A concentrate that can help with acne and ageing. Some retinoids are available over the counter; a dermatologist can prescribe stronger products. If you’re not already using them, you might want to start using hyaluronic acid to moisturise, glycolic acid to exfoliate, and Vitamin C to brighten.
- In your 40’s
In your forties, you may start to see signs of declining elasticity in the skin. You can combat this with a more emollient moisturiser on the skin, and with products with more antioxidants and anti-ageing ingredients. It might also be worthwhile to look at your lifestyle and consider if there are healthier choices you could make.
- In your 50’s
As you age, your sebaceous glands (which produce oils) become less productive, which can lead to less acne but can also lead to dryer skin. If this is happening to you, consider a richer moisturiser and switching to a milder and creamier cleanser to relieve dryness.
- In your 60’s
At this point, fine lines become more prominent, and a full skincare routine is more necessary to nourish and replenish your skin. A dermatologist can customise your approach to skin care and recommend products or services that can improve your complexion.
Established in 2007, Aesthetics is an award-winning Facial and Aesthetics Centre of Excellence in Stevenage, Hertfordshire. Aesthetics offers a wide range of facial rejuvenation treatments to give clients a smoother, beautiful and more youthful appearance.