This is one of the most frequently asked questions!
We all want those telltale signs of ageing to appear as late as possible, however, truth be told, our skin will naturally age. What makes us age faster is our lifestyle and the environment we live in.
Our skin care products need to be our heroes here, to help slow these signs down.
What is the ideal age to begin using anti-ageing products?
We should start to use products incorporating some anti-ageing properties in our 20's.
Our body naturally produces Collagen fibres. These Collagen fibres are the support for the skin, along with Elastin and Hyaluronic Acid.
However, around the age of 25, our production of Collagen starts to decline. The amount of Collagen in the body will decrease up to 50% in our 40s and 70% in our 60s. That is why when we are young our skin is so smooth and plump and shows no fine lines, whereas older skin loses its firmness and even tone and wrinkles start to appear.
By incorporating a skin routine targeting this, not only are we preventing and helping to slow down these signs, we feel good at the same time!
In saying this, it's never too late to start. If you are over 30 and concerned with ageing, we are here to help if you need further advice (link).
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What are the 4 key products to begin with if I am concerned with ageing?
A high-performance Vitamin C serum that works with skin’s own defenses to brighten and firm. Combines an ultra-stable Vitamin C complex with advanced bio-technology to deliver the natural power of Vitamin C where it's needed most. BioLumin-C brightens, firms and reduces the appearance of fine lines.
This highly active powder resurfacer leaves skin ultra-smooth, while combatting the environmental pollution triggers known to cause brown spots, fine lines, and uneven skin tone.
Broad Spectrum medium-weight moisturiser helps combat the appearance of skin ageing. Antioxidant White Tea, rich in polyphenols, and a unique polypeptide help improve the appearance of photoaged skin. Active sunscreens protect against UVA and UVB rays and perfect for the Australian climate. Blends smoothly over skin for a perfect finish.
Increases skin resilience and firmness. Protects against moisture loss to help minimise fine dryness lines. Shields against free radicals to help prevent environmental stress.
What can I do to help slow down skin ageing?
There are 3 things you can do right now to slow down the signs of ageing:
- Make sure you are cleansing the skin morning and night. Our skin accumulates dirt, oil and grime during the day so it's important to remove this before bedtime. In addition to this, our skin repairs and rejuvenates at night so a cleansed skin with our nighttime skincare products will give our skin the best opportunity to do this
- Apply SPF every single day. No matter what your age, the daylight rays (UVA) breaks down our collagen and elastin so it's important that we are protecting our skin every-single-day
- Keep consistency with your home care routine. Morning and night, your skin needs your help and I guarantee if you do your home care routine morning and night every single day for at least 1 week, you will notice the difference in how the skin looks and feels.
If you need any advice about which Dermalogica products are most suitable for you, please reach out to us and we would love to help.
Also read: 10 Ways to Slow Down Skin Ageing
About the Author
My name is Sarah and I am the founder of GLO Skin Body. With over 17 years experience, I believe a professional relationship with your skin therapist is crucial in helping you to achieve your skin care goals and to ensure your skin is always looking and feeling its best. Whether it's in person or through our online support, Im here to guide and support you towards your healthiest skin ever.
On a personal note, I am a Mum of 3 so I understand completely the juggles and balancing of life and family commitments . My goal is to help everyone have an effective and enjoyable home care routine that gets you the results you want...no matter how busy you are!