The 5 Tenets Of Anti ageing Skincare

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Let’s face it: you’re going to age. The entropic nature of all things is to deteriorate, and that goes double for your skin. There are, however, steps you can take in your skincare routine to mitigate the signs of ageing, chief amongst them fine lines, wrinkles or blemishes. Sure, it’ll take a more considered approach to understanding what it is you’re using and its effects, but if you’re ready to stave off the signs of time on your skin, it’s worth acquainting yourself with what follows

MOISTURISER

The foundation of every good skincare routine moisturiser. Our skin needs it to thrive. While the immediate benefits of a moisturiser mightn’t seem apparent, don't let that deter you; continued use will see your skin stay plump and supple.

VITAMIN C

With age, the body's natural production of collagen falters as the protein used to create new skin cells all but disappears. Thankfully, a vitamin C serum can help kickstart collagen production in the skin, which in turn helps revitalise dull, ageing skin. Incorporating a vitamin C serum into your routine may also result in the lessening of fine lines, the evening out of your complexion and the brightening of your skin.

HYALURONIC ACID

Hyaluronic acid is perhaps the most hyped ingredient on the skincare market these days, resulting in a deluge of products touting its inclusion and benefits. But for all its popularity, you’d be forgiven for not knowing what it actually does. Hyaluronic acid is considered such a godsend because it helps our skin retain moisture more effectively, keeping it plump and fresh, flattening out fine lines and wrinkles in the process. Keep an eye out for formulations that tout the presence of HA - while your skin already produces it naturally, a little extra goes a long way.

AHA/BHA

Alpha Hydroxy Acids and Beta Hydroxy Acids are chemicals used in skincare to gently exfoliate the skin by dissolving the top layer of your dermis. While it might sound abrasive, the gentle turnover of skin cells is essential for a healthy complexion. Think of AHAs and BHAs as a canvas primer, clearing away dirt and grime to allow additional skincare to work more effectively. These acids will also help lessen fine lines and wrinkles with prolonged use.

SPF

Of all the products available under the sun, none are as important as SPF. It’s no secret that near-unavoidable UV rays accelerate the degradation of our skin over our lifetimes, speeding up the appearance of wrinkles, dark spots and sagging. An SPF is one of most effective methods for protecting our skin against the consequences of damaging rays. Many sunscreens also include a host of other beneficial ingredients, like HA, to boost anti-ageing effects. If you’re not already, pick up an SPF and apply daily.

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