Prevention is key when it comes to anti-ageing. If possible you will want to start your anti-ageing routine prior to developing too many stubborn wrinkles.
Although, If you spent your youth neglecting your skin don’t worry. It’s never too late to begin an effective anti-ageing skincare routine. Here are 6 the most effective anti-ageing practices that you can start implementing today:
1. Consider anti-ageing treatments
There is nothing wrong with a bit of help. Anti-ageing treatments are becoming more affordable and more commonplace.
One of the most common and most effective treatments on the market is anti-wrinkle injections. These can be done quite affordably and will make an instant and significant difference to your appearance.
Other effective treatments include chemical peels, laser resurfacing, microdermabrasion, LED treatments and many, many more.
2. Ditch the sun and add SPF to your daily skincare routine
The sun is one of the biggest perpetrators when it comes to ageing. UV radiation damages skin cell DNA and if you are not careful the sun can cause age spots, deep wrinkles and melasma.
You should wear sunscreen every single day. Even if the weather is overcast UV radiation can damage your skin.
Some sunscreens can cause breakouts. This is because they are made for the body and not for the face. Try buying a sunscreen that is specifically made for the face and make sure you find one with the largest concentration of SPF.
If you want a tan, try using a fake tan instead!
3. Start using the right skincare
It is important to educate yourself on skincare products so that you what skincare to use and how to use it.
When it comes to preventing aging, products that contain Retinol and Hylauronic acid will be your best friends. You can consult with a dermal therapist, beauty therapist or dermatologist to find the best skincare regime for you.
Invest in some quality skincare and learn how to apply your products correctly. Skincare should be applied in order from the thinnest consistency to thickest consistency. The correct order of application should be a cleanser, toner, serums, spot treatments, eye-cream and finally moisturiser. I know this sounds overly complicated but it eventually will just become a part of your nightly routine.
4.Invest in some sunglasses
Sunglasses will protect your delicate eye area from sun damage and crows feet. They help by blocking UV radiation and they will also stop you from squinting in the sun and creating more wrinkles and lines from repetitive squinting.
5. Expand your skincare to your body.
You want your body to match your face. You wouldn’t want to have a youthful face but an ageing neck and hands.
You should start expanding your skincare to your hands, body and decolletage. At least once a week try to do a deep body exfoliation to encourage cell turnover and then lather your body in a rich body oil afterwards. This will keep your skin supple and hydrated.
And most importantly do not forget to apply sunscreen to your body as well as your face!
6. Aim for a healthy lifestyle
Not getting enough sleep, smoking, not eating right and not exercising can age you.
Exercise can be proven to slow down the ageing process and eating a diet rich in antioxidants will keep you looking youthful. Not only will you feel good but you will look good too.
Years of smoking can cause saggy skin and deep wrinkles around the lips from continuous lip pursing.
Important closing notes
Last but not least, prevention is better than a cure. Do your best to take preventative measures while you can, and remind yourself that everyone is different. We all age differently so it is important to not compare yourself to others and to be happy in your own skin.