We all want to stay and look young forever, how can we pause time and keep that youthful glow forever? I’m sure we have all shamefully googled “What’s the secret to youthful skin?” before! No matter how old you are, it's never too early or late to start caring for your skin. Prevention is the best cure when it comes to skincare but don't worry, there are many ways you can target your biggest skin concerns just with a few lifestyle changes and the products you use.
You can’t go back in time but certain skincare products can improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots and dullness. We’ve got all the tips (that actually work!) and the best skincare routine for aging skin, so you can trick the world into thinking you’re still 21!
What Causes Dry, Dull Skin?
Dull skin is often the outcome of dehydrated skin, dehydration reduces the volume of blood flow to the surface giving that grey appearance. As we get older, collagen production decreases as well as the skin’s moisture levels causing a dull, dry appearance.
What Causes Wrinkles?
Wrinkles are a part of our natural aging process but smoking, sun exposure, poor diet and pollution can take its toll on the skin and can speed up this process. A decrease in the production of collagen makes the skin thinner over time, causing the skin to appear more loose and saggy with fine lines.
What Causes Dark Spots?
Most of us love the summer sun and catching a tan but too much sun exposure can be really harmful to the skin, resulting in more pigmented patches on the skin in the form of freckles or dark spots. Less pigmented skin (i.e more pale skin), reddens more quickly whilst more pigmented skin (i.e more darker skin), tans more easily.
The Best Skincare Routine For Aging Skin
Use multi-functional products to get multiple benefits - multi-functional products are a win, win situation, this way you save money but also fight more than skin concern in just one product. Our Daily Base™ are 3 in 1, cleansing, hydrating and conditioning, replacing your makeup remover, cleanser and moisturiser! We have 4 different products depending on your unique needs so take our Skin Diagnostic to find out which one is yours. Head to our product range to see the 8 skin concerns that match up with the products below for a deeper understanding.
Focus on hydration - say goodbye to dry, dull skin with our Power TonIQ™ Intense Hydrating Essence, containing a skin smoothing complex as well as a blend of botanical moisturising actives and hyaluronic boosters. It provides instant hydration, comfort and relief to dry, dehydrated skin.
Find an age-defying formula that works - our Power TonIQ™ Wrinkle Fighting Essence not only reduces the appearance of wrinkles, it also helps to prevent the formation of new ones. It contains a scientifically proven, high performance blend of wrinkle fighting peptides and natural plant actives that work to improve skin elasticity for a firmer and smoother looking skin.
Key Ingredients For Aging Skin:
- Squalane - Derived from olives is a natural skin emollient providing a barrier helping to prevent moisture loss and restores skin suppleness and flexibility. Found in our Power TonIQ™ Intense Hydrating Essence
- Tremella Fuciformus - a moisturising powerhouse that leaves the skin looking and feeling plump. This is a special mushroom extract containing a polysaccharide which acts as a natural alternative to hyaluronic acid to help soften and moisturise the skin. Found in: Power TonIQ™ Anti-Blemish Essence, Power TonIQ™ Pore Refining Essence and Power TonIQ™ Wrinkle Fighting Essence
Cleanse morning and night - surprisingly, even just by adopting a good cleansing routine you may yourself a few extra youthful years. Cleansing the skin removes dirt and debris that builds up throughout the day, this will help to keep your skin healthy and radiant. Without cleansing, your skin may be prone to breakouts, dryness and premature aging. We have 4 deeply cleansing but lightweight and hydrating cleansers, take our Skin Diagnostic to find out which one will tackle your skin concerns best.
Avoid retinol in your morning routine - don’t just copy anything you’ve seen on the internet! Retinol can make the skin more sensitive to UV light which can result in wrinkles and dark spots. You should be careful incorporating this into your routine all together as it can also cause mild irritation and dryness.
Say yes to antioxidants - use products which include antioxidants, such as Vitamin C, as these give the skin that extra layer of protection, allowing the skin to repair itself, correct damage and mitigate the appearance of aging skin.
Lifestyle Edits To Help Aging Skin
Use SPF everyday - we don’t go on about it for nothing! Using SPF everyday is the no.1 skincare hack for maintaining your youthful glow. Regular use will help protect your skin from UV light which can cause all kinds of damage such as, redness, premature aging, pigmentation and even skin cancer.
Even better so, stay out of the sun where you can - go the extra mile and cover up exposed skin and avoid midday sun where the UV is strongest, this will help prevent new pigmentation spots developing and limit the effects of sun damage.
Drink enough water - drinking water isn’t going to suddenly get rid of your fine lines and wrinkles but staying well hydrated will keep you healthy, and this manifests itself in the skin. Aim for 2 litres a day to prevent dehydration and the effect this has on the skin.
You are what you eat - ensure you’re eating healthy sources of protein, healthy fats and foods that are rich in antioxidants. Want to find out more? Head to our journal post which tells you all the best foods for youthful skin.
It’s Not Now Or Never, But Now Is Definitely Better!
The earlier you start the better. Begin to build a skincare routine into your daily life from as young as your teens, getting into good habits early will make things easier for later on in life. You can adjust your skincare routine whenever necessary to keep on top of your skin needs. The best place to start? Use a Skin Diagnostic to help you keep track of any changes and maintain healthy, happy skin throughout your life.
Author - Lily Scales