We are all guilty of taking beautiful, youthful skin for granted. Gone are the days of raging hormones and the dreaded surprise zit always popping up at the worst possible moment. And of course, the idea of crows feet and frown lines seem a distant future. The late night coffee and sugar indulgences, cocktails and all that sunbaking probably haven’t caught up with you… yet – at least not in a way that a bit of concealer can’t fix. However, it is these formative years that preventative care and early treatment can be most effective in maintaining that precious youthful glow.
From the age of 20, we experience gradual loss of facial volume and hyaluronic acid, so essentially you want to start anti-ageing between the ages of 25-30.
So why not start even earlier and give yourself a head start?
There’s such a thing called starting “too” early particularly when it comes to the hard stuff (retinol and chemical peels). Between the ages of 18 and 25, your skin is getting over those awkward teenage years when acne and pimples are a main concern, so you need to be careful when using strong ingredients, as your skin is still highly sensitive. If you are under 25 something you need to be using every single day is SPF 50+. Rain or shine, this is the best preventative measure that you can take. The sun is largely responsible for accelerating the signs of ageing.
So, if you’re ready to take the plunge and start anti-ageing – these are ingredients to look out for. Plus our recommendations to get you started.
Retinol (Vitamin A) – Retinol should be introduced to your routine in low quantities at first as it can make skin extra sensitive. It’s great on oily skin, helps combat adult acne and sun damage whilst increasing cellular turnover, which boosts collagen.
Hyaluronic Acid (Vitamin C) – Helps stabilise and strengthen the skin’s natural protective barrier and improve elasticity and hydration – all of which we lose over time.
Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) – A powerful ingredient that works to rejuvenate skin and help with a number of skin conditions including dryness, pigmentation, uneven skin tone, whilst boosting collagen.
Still feeling confused? Get in touch with us; our team of skin care professionals would love to help you with an anti-ageing routine that suits your skin.