It’s never too early to start using anti-ageing products, but what’s really important, is selecting skincare suited to your age.
Choosing appropriate products for your skin and creating an effective beauty routine is the best way to ensure that your skin gets the correct care. Here’s a guide on what’s right for you….
SPF is important at any stage of your life, but in terms of preventing ageing, using a medium to high SPF is one of the best things you can do now. It’s between 18 and 25 that much of the sun damage that becomes apparent as we age happens. Although many foundations contain an SPF, to really protect your skin, use an SPF before you apply your foundation too. You may still suffer from breakouts at this age, instead of squeezing, use a product that specifically targets spots.
During this decade it takes longer for new skin cells to reach the surface, which contributes to your skin appearing duller and less radiant. The production of collagen (which strengthens skin) also slows down. But, a good exfoliation (to encourage renewed skin cells) and a moisturising routine (to maintain hydration) are vital for replenishing your skin at this stage.
At this stage your lymphatic system slows down. Your body gets rid of toxins through lymphatic drainage, so when this decreases in speed, the elastic fibres supporting your lymph glands also begin to break down. This can cause puffiness around eyes and cheeks. It’s time to start using an antioxidant product to safeguard collagen. Also be sure to use an eye cream morning and night.
Your skin tends to become a lot more dehydrated at this age, so hydration becomes more important than ever. Hydrate your skin from within by drinking plenty of water and using a moisturiser suited to your skin type, and use a non-drying cleanser.
A night cream will help to work wonders on your skin overnight.
Maintaining the hydrating, collagen boosting and SPF routine you’ve established will help to improve the appearance of your skin at this age.
You may find yourself with dark spots (years of exposure to UV rays as well as hormonal changes are what cause these which are the result of overproduction of melanin) – so add a dark spot corrector to your routine. Also add a hand cream to your daily routine as your hands need TLC too.