At What Age Should You Use Anti Ageing Products?
Skin ageing is natural and it happens to all of us. If you're worried about your skin ageing we recommend adding anti ageing products to your skincare routine.
Keep reading to find out more on anti ageing.
As you get older, the skin isn’t as good at hydrating, nourishing or protecting itself. Skin cell turnover can slow down meaning our skin can lose its firmness and elasticity and signs of ageing will start to appear. Applying the right products as young as 20 can help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and age spots.
What Are The Signs Of Ageing?
There are a few different signs on the face where ageing can appear such as the following:
- Fine lines and wrinkles - such as crows feet, forehead lines are the most common concern for ageing. Ageing signs usually show around the eyes first as the skin is very thin and is more susceptible to breaking down, meaning that it's more prone to laxity, developing fine lines and wrinkles, becoming looser, and even thinner.
- Age spots - Age spots are caused by overactive pigment cells. Ultraviolet (UV) light speeds up the production of melanin, a natural pigment that gives skin its colour. On skin that has had years of sun exposure, age spots appear when melanin becomes clumped or is produced in high concentrations.
- Loose skin - As you get older, the body loses collagen naturally. By extension, this includes elastin, another protein responsible for keeping the skin firm and tight.
- Dullness of skin - The loss of our youthful glow is often the first thing we notice about ourselves as we begin to age. Skin is the largest organ of the human body and it’s the most visible, too, so when it’s tired, stressed, or dehydrated it looks just that, and in a major way. Dullness is one of the first extrinsic signs of ageing.
Factors That Contribute To Skin Ageing
There are many different factors that contribute to skin ageing such as:
- Harsh Weathers
- Sun Exposure
Premature ageing signs can also be linked to genetics, other lifestyle choices and habits such as excessive alcohol consumption, poor diet, lack of exercise and poor sleeping patterns and even your sleep position.
This can all be helped with some small adjustments to your lifestyle choices and using a really good skincare routine tailored to your skin which you can do here together with our GlowBay skincare expert.
How Do Anti Ageing Products Work?
Moisturising alone can improve the appearance of your skin. It temporarily plumps the skin, making lines and wrinkles less visible. Moisturisers are lotions, creams, gels and serums made of water, oils and other ingredients, such as proteins, waxes, glycerin, lactate and urea.
Wrinkle creams often are moisturisers with active ingredients that offer additional benefits. These added ingredients are intended to improve skin tone, texture, fine lines and wrinkles. The effectiveness of these products depends in part on your skin type and the active ingredient or ingredients.
What Age Should You Start Using Anti Ageing Products?
Our skin starts to age when we’re in our twenties as young as that sounds. It's best to start sooner rather than later.
While good skincare might not be your biggest priority in your twenties, it’s at this age have an effect on its firmness. Just because your skin might look greathat you start to lose the integrity of collagen in your skin, which can t now doesn’t mean you should skip essential steps in your routine. Keeping your skin hydrated and moisturised is key to helping it maintain its barrier function and staying healthy looking.
When you hit your 30’s environmental factors such as UV rays and pollution can start to take their toll on your skin's appearance. The levels of hyaluronic acid in your skin also naturally decreases, especially in the epidermis layer (the outer layer of skin), meaning that your skin loses its natural ability to maintain a good level of hydration.
When wrinkles start to permanently set, your body’s production of collagen and elastin has started to slow down and your collagen production will need boosting.
Skin also tends to be less hydrated as we get older so more hydrating creams and serums with actives will be needed to keep your skin strong and glowing.
So, with all that said, here is a list of anti-ageing products recommended by our skincare experts…
So, to sum up, it’s important to start anti-ageing products early on as prevention is key. For any further discussion on ageing or any other skincare topic, book yourself an online skin consultation with our GlowBay expert!