The best skincare routine for the first signs of aging
Have fine lines started to show up around your eyes, does your skin feel drier than before or does it just quite frankly look a little dull and tired? As we age, our skin changes throughout the years and your products should adjust accordingly. We are here to help you upgrade your skincare routine.
Unfortunately, we cannot stop time, and wrinkles are a part of life. However, there is a lot you can do to keep your skin in its best shape. Choose your products carefully and establish a good habit of morning and evening skincare routine to boost your skin while keeping signs of aging in control.
What are the first signs of aging on the skin?
The first signs of aging are usually fine lines around the eyes. The skin is thin in this area, so it is more vulnerable. Many also experience drier skin, and it is common for the skin to lose some of its natural radiance, especially if you are not getting enough sleep or neglecting your evening routine.
When do the first signs of aging appear?
The skin's cell renewal process slows down around the age of 25, which also slows down the repair process. However, it takes a while before you see the result of this. The exact time when the first signs of aging appear depends on a combination of genes, lifestyle, sun exposure, and how well you have taken care of your skin. Many notice a gradual change around the age of 30. In addition to the visible signs of aging, it may become evident that the products that used to work no longer do the job as effectively.
What ingredients can prevent signs of aging?
In addition to a basic set of cleansing, moisturising, and sun protection, antioxidants are helpful. One well-known antioxidant is vitamin C, which not only protects the skin from free radicals but also boosts cell renewal, clarifies the skin tone, and gives a finer glow. Vitamin A, or retinol, is also a good ingredient to add now. Vitamin A is the skin's own personal trainer, ensuring that natural processes work well and that the skin retains its elasticity. If you have not used vitamin A before, it is best to start with milder versions, such as Retinyl Palmitate, which you can find in both night cream and serum in our Ageless series.
Do I need to introduce new ingredients gradually?
It has always best to be cautious when introducing active ingredients. Most people tolerate vitamin C well, but there are many different types and strengths, so it is best to be sure. Try it on a small patch of skin and wait 24 hours. If you do not get a reaction, you should be able to use a vitamin C serum daily, like our Vitamin C 10 Booster. If you are trying vitamin A for the first time, always introduce this ingredient slowly. Start with every third day. If it goes well, you can increase it to every other day. When you notice that your skin is receiving the product well and any initial slight irritations have subsided, you can use it every day.
What does a good skincare routine look like to prevent signs of aging?
If you have not had a routine before, now is a good time to establish one. Being consistent with your products is one of the keys to getting good results.
Ageless is our best-selling skincare series and is perfect for those who want to prevent the first signs of aging in the skin. Here you will find Ageless Eye Cream, which fights both dark circles and the first signs of aging, such as fine lines. Choose a serum and night cream with retinol, such as Ageless Serum and Ageless Night Cream. If you want a little more power, you can add a serum with more potent vitamin A before the cream. Here, our Retinol Facial Oil is very good as it contains 0.3% of the vitamin A Retinoate along with barrier strengthening Ceramides. This helps provide a clear effect on pigmentation, acne scars, and elasticity. In this instance, choose a night cream without vitamin A, for example, our Moisturising Intense Cream delivers a lot of moisture with its mix of Glycerin, Hyaluronic Acid, Squalane, and water algae. A serum with vitamin C in the morning is perfect as it counteracts the negative effects of free radicals. And do not forget sun protection!