Anti-ageing according to your skin type
Apart from using vitamin A, there’s no one size fits all anti-ageing skincare solution. However, one of the best skincare tips for beautiful, radiant skin in your 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s is to know your skin type. Knowing what type of skin you have allows you to cater to its specific needs. This can help reduce the signs of ageing more effectively, resulting in more beautiful, healthy-looking skin.
Whether you have dry, oily or normal skin, here are the skincare tips you need to follow for your skin type:
1. Normal skin
Normal skin is classified as the type of skin that maintains a good balance throughout the day; it doesn’t get too dry and it doesn’t become excessively oily over time. By nature, normal skin generally:
- Has a few blemishes and imperfections
- Has a soft and smooth texture and appearance
- Is not prone to sensitivity
Anti-ageing for normal skin
Help your skin to maintain its natural balance by micro-exfoliating when required, double cleansing in the evening and rinsing well in the morning. Improve your skin’s overall feel by looking for products that combine the moisturising properties of jojoba seed oil with pro-vitamin B5 and other molecules that are known to protect the effects of the natural waterproofing barrier of the skin.
For your daily routine, select a moisturiser that contains vitamins A, C and E to help reduce the damage free radicals can inflict on your skin from exposure to the sun and everyday elements. This can help to reduce inflammation and promote firmer looking skin. Don’t forget to help protect your skin from sun damage by applying sunscreen every morning. After all, when it comes to beautiful, youthful looking skin, prevention is better than cure.
Before bed, help skin to rejuvenate even further during your sleep cycle with a moisturiser high in vitamin A. This has been known to help normalise skin cell turnover, leaving skin looking smoother, brighter and more radiant. Click here to discover how else vitamin A can benefit your skin.
2. Oily skin
Oily skin is a result of over-productive sebaceous glands that produce too much sebum - or more than normal skin. This can cause your skin to become shiny and oily before the end of the day. Oily skin can be characterised by the following:
- Visible pores
- An oily shine with dull complexion
- Blemishes such as blackheads and pimples
Anti-ageing for oily skin
It’s a common misconception that oily skin doesn’t require moisturising. In fact, it’s the exact opposite. Your skin still needs to be hydrated in order to retain its youthful glow. Try using a vitamin A enriched moisturiser as this may help normalise oil secretion.
You can also help improve your skin’s moisture by sticking to a non-stripping cleansing routine. Cleansing is very important for this skin type, so a pre-cleanser is a definite must to remove excess oil effectively while helping to retain moisture.
Help regulate your skin’s oily secretions by following a daily cleanse, tone and moisturise routine. Look for products with ingredients like salicylic acid, lactic acid and glycolic acid. These may help to balance and regulate your skin’s moisture level, leaving skin radiant and beautiful.
3. Dry skin
Dry skin is the type of skin that produces less sebum than normal skin. It may feel tight and scaly which can exacerbate the effects of ageing, such as the appearance of wrinkles and lines. If you have dry skin, you might encounter the following:
- Barely visible pores
- Rough texture with a dull complexion
- A lack of skin elasticity which creates a feeling of tightness
- Skin that is prone to sensitivity
- More prominent lines
Anti-ageing for dry skin
To help counteract the dryness of your skin, moisturise twice daily with a vitamin A enriched moisturiser. This helps your skin to appear fuller, plumper and younger. You can also use products that contain hyaluronic acid or other moisturising molecules, like peptides and Hydroviton®, as these help to hydrate skin cells, leaving skin more beautiful, fresh and radiant looking.
All skin types
No matter how much you try to remedy the visible effects of ageing, one thing that does work across all skin types is sunscreen. It helps to prevent the damage before it’s too late. The sooner you start caring for your skin, the longer it will remain beautifully youthful.