Anti-ageing skincare isn’t just for the over 40 age bracket. In fact, most skin damage occurs in your early twenties. And as they say, prevention is better than cure – so the sooner you start taking care of your skin, the better you’ll look when you’re older.
You’ve probably heard the standard advice that suggests you eat a balanced diet, drink enough water and apply sunscreen daily. While this does help to a certain degree, there’s also a whole host of anti-ageing skincare products. Coupled with a healthy lifestyle, these products help to achieve more favourable results.
Not sure where to start? Take a look at our list of anti-ageing tips that will ensure your skin retains its youthful look.
- Restore that youthful glow
For a youthful glow, incorporate an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) exfoliant into your daily skincare routine. It’s known to work on reviving your complexion and reducing the appearance of discolorations by slowly and gently removing built-up skin layers. Prolonged usage can also help with the production of collagen, keeping skin looking firmer for longer.
AHAs are ideal for dry, sun-damaged skin. So look for a lightweight product containing AHAs that will assist in moisturising your skin and give you a more evenly radiant complexion.
- Revive the skin around your eyes
The periocular area (the skin around your eyes) is significantly thinner than the skin anywhere else on your face. As such, it is the first place to show signs of ageing, particularly if it’s continuously dry or flaky. Sun damage is the most common cause of wrinkles and lines in the periocular area - and it even tends to exacerbate dark circles.
To counteract the effects of ageing, use an eye product that has moisturising properties and is rich in vitamins (such as vitamin A, C and E), antioxidants and peptides. To help prevent further damage, ensure you apply sunscreen daily. Additionally, if you’re using any AHA exfoliants on the area, ensure you choose a mild option as the periocular area is incredibly delicate.
- Build firmer skin
When skin ages it begins to lose its firmness. This is caused by a breakdown in collagen. Many things can cause this to happen prematurely, such as smoking, sun damage or products that irritate the skin. The solution is to use products that contain retinol, a derivative of vitamin A.
Retinol is famous for its multiple anti-ageing properties. Its main function is to communicate with cell receptors and instruct them to behave like younger, healthier skin cells. Added to that, retinol acts as an antioxidant, reducing the amount of damage free radicals can inflict on skin, such as wrinkles, lines and sagging skin. Retinol is also known to increase the production of collagen which helps to firm the appearance of fine lines and normalise the production of melanin which neutralises discolorations.
Looking for products that offer the same results?
Environ Skin Care offers a unique range of skincare products that make use of many of these anti-ageing ingredients to keep your skin looking younger and firmer. For more information about our products that were specifically designed to deliver anti-ageing benefits, why not take a look at our list of Environ Essential Skin Products.