Updated: Dec 21, 2020
1. Use a Gentler Face Wash
When you cleanse your skin, use a gentle formula product. Also be sure to use a light hand, cleansing in gentle, circular motions. Aggressive scrubbing could irritate already sensitive skin and accelerate ageing.
2. Start Using Retinoids
Retinoids are Vitamin A. Over time skin can begin losing collagen, this loss can result in a creased look. I recommend to my clients in their thirties to start using this product - example, a night cream including Retinol Vitamin A, or a serum. Medik8 have wonderful products including retinol.
3. Upgrade Your SPF Routine
Regular use of sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher is a great way to keep your skin healthy and prevent age spots and discolouration.
4. Use a Richer Face Cream
As we age our oil glands become less active, hence the need to moisturise regularly to minimise fine lines and wrinkles.
5. Watch What You Eat
It is important to eat foods that nourish the skin. Avoid anything that can dehydrate, like alcohol. Foods high in sugar and white carbohydrates can actually age you faster by breaking down glucose. Foods high in vitamin C are great for keeping skin looking youthful, and foods like fish, lean meats, beans and legumes to help build strong collagen.
6. Exfoliate Weekly
Our skin sheds dead cells regularly, creating a new layer every 28 days. But that process can slow over time, leading to a dull-looking complexion and rough patches. To help remove that buildup, exfoliate weekly for brighter skin.