A combination of natural or genetic (intrinsic) and environmental (extrinsic) factors can cause skin ageing. As we age, our skin starts to lose collagen and elastin, which can cause dehydrated skin and cause the skin to appear less plump as it once did.
Although skin ageing is inevitable, there are ways to reduce and slow down signs of ageing. Whether you just started noticing fine lines or you’re looking to treat deep set wrinkles, we’ve got 5 simple tips you can follow to help you take care of your skin and keep your complexion looking healthy and youthful for longer.
1. Always protect your skin from the sun
Excessive sun exposure without using sunscreen doesn’t only cause premature skin ageing, but it also quickens it. To help slow down signs of ageing, applying a broad spectrum sunscreen is a must, especially if you’re spending a lot of time outdoors.
As the last step of your morning skincare routine, apply a sunscreen like Murad’s City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF50 to protect your skin from the sun’s UVA and UVB rays, digital blue light damage as well as pollution.
2. Keep your skin hydrated
Overtime, our skin’s cell renewal starts to slow down, which leads to rough, dry or dehydrated skin. If you have started noticing fine lines and wrinkles appearing on certain areas of your skin, such as your forehead, around your eyes or mouth, one way to improve its appearance is by keeping your skin hydrated.
Add humectants in your daily skincare routine to help draw moisture to the skin and emollients to soothe and hydrate your skin. The Pro-Collagen Morning Matrix from Elemis is perfect for nourishing your skin while improving its firmness and elasticity.
3. Be consistent with your routine
No matter what products you incorporate into your daily routine, staying consistent is key. You may not get results overnight, but following a consistent skincare routine can guarantee you results. Using the right products that work for your skin and maintaining your skincare routine can help treat your skin concerns and maintain your skin’s health.
4. Invest in treatments
When you can, treat your skin to weekly treatments that you can easily do from the comfort of your home, such as at-home chemical peels or face masks, to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles while helping you achieve softer and smoother skin. If you want to opt for treatments with professionals, you can also go for non-surgical and non-invasive treatments, such as facials, laser skin treatments or microneedling.
FaceGym offers a one-of-a-kind facial fitness experience that combines the power of facial massage with innovative tools, cutting-edge technology and high-performance skincare to improve your skin from within. Their FaceGym workouts can give you a transformational face lift without undergoing a surgical procedure.
World-renowned cosmetic doctor with clinics in London and Paris, Dr. Sebagh is also a great option for beauty treatments and non-surgical treatments, such as platelet rich plasma (PRP), non-surgical facelift and laser treatments for rosacea or acne-prone skin.
5. Follow a healthy lifestyle
The lifestyle and diet you follow can have a strong impact on the way your skin ages. If you want your skin to be healthy and youthful-looking for longer, it’s best to cut down on sugar, alcohol and smoking as these can accelerate signs of ageing. Exercising also plays a vital role in keeping your skin in tip-top shape. Regular exercise boosts blood flow to the skin and promotes healthy circulation, which keeps your skin healthy and naturally radiant.
It’s also important that you get plenty of sleep. Our skin naturally repairs itself at night and losing hours of sleep can have a negative effect on your skin. Studies show that not getting enough sleep can increase signs of intrinsic ageing and lead to an impaired skin barrier function.
To help you treat or slow down signs of ageing, we created a Solutions Set that tackles the look of lines and wrinkles.
Written by: Romy Rose Reyes