It’s a cosmetic minefield out there, with many cosmetics market leaders claiming their brand is the best anti-ageing product you can buy!
Two decades ago, we weren’t as aware of the damage the sun, smoking and our diet does to our skin as we are now. If only we knew then what we know now, would we have done things differently? Caring for your skin is something that you can do at any age, with just a very simple regime.
Prevention is also the key here to keeping your skin looking good. Daily use of antioxidants will help to fight free-radical damage.
Stop smoking now! 2 cigarettes is all it takes to destroy your Recommended Daily Allowance of Vitamin C. Quit today – look younger tomorrow!
Drink up – Don’t wrinkle up! 6-8 glasses of water per day can help maintain skin elasticity in later life.
Try exfoliation to boost texture and clarity by removing the excess dead skin cells. Exfoliation can be performed mechanically, by the use of facial scrubs, or chemically, by using acids such as Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA’s) or Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHA’s) – for example glycolic acid and salicylic acid.
Try applying products containing glycolic acid and Hyaluronic acid to your skin. A molecule of Glycolic acid can hold 1000 times its weight in water, so skin appears plumper.
Think carefully about using a good correcting product and moisturiser. Products containing Kojic Acid, Hydroquinone, Coffeeberry and extracts such as Liquorice can help even out skin tones.
Don’t forget to use a good eye cream!
Moisturiser is very important in your daily beauty regime. Plump plums look nicer than shrivelled prunes!
Keep skin well protected by using a high SPF. Factor 50+ will help to keep pigmentary changes to a minimum. Keep up the good work with powerful antioxidants, such as Vitamin C and Idebenone.